Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

While they are saying, "Peace and safety!" then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.

King James Version

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

Holman Bible

When they say, "Peace and security," then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

International Standard Version

When people say, "There is peace and security," destruction will strike them as suddenly as labor pains come to a pregnant woman, and they will not be able to escape.

A Conservative Version

For when they say, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction approaches them, as the woman having birth pangs in her womb, and they will, no, not escape.

American Standard Version

When they are saying, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall in no wise escape.

Amplified

When people are saying, All is well and secure, and, There is peace and safety, then in a moment unforeseen destruction (ruin and death) will come upon them as suddenly as labor pains come upon a woman with child; and they shall by no means escape, for there will be no escape.

An Understandable Version

[For] when people are saying, "Peace," and "Safety," then [is when] destruction will come upon them suddenly, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not be able to escape it.

Anderson New Testament

for when they shall say, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction comes upon them, as the pains of birth upon a woman with child, and they shall not escape.

Bible in Basic English

When they say, There is peace and no danger, then sudden destruction will come on them, as birth-pains on a woman with child; and they will not be able to get away from it.

Common New Testament

While people are saying, "Peace and safety," then destruction will come upon them suddenly as labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.

Daniel Mace New Testament

whilst they flatter themselves with peace and safety, destruction shall fall upon them, like the pangs of a woman in travail, and they shall not escape.

Darby Translation

When they may say, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon her that is with child; and they shall in no wise escape.

Godbey New Testament

When they may say, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction comes on them, as travail upon a woman in gestation; and they can not escape.

Goodspeed New Testament

When people say, "What peace and security!" then suddenly destruction will be upon them, like birth-pains upon a woman about to give birth to a child, and there will be no escape.

John Wesley New Testament

When they say, peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child, and they shall not escape.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction shall come upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

Julia Smith Translation

For when they say, Peace and security; then sudden ruin is upon them, as anguish in her with child; and they may not escape.

King James 2000

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Whenever they say "Peace and security," then sudden destruction will overtake them like the birth pains of {a pregnant woman}, and they will not possibly escape.

Modern King James verseion

For when they shall say, Peace and safety! Then sudden destruction comes on them, as travail upon a woman with child. And they shall not escape.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For when they shall say, "Peace, no danger," then cometh on them sudden destruction, as the travailing of a woman with child, and they shall not escape.

Moffatt New Testament

when 'all's well' and 'all is safe' are on the lips of men, then all of a sudden Destruction is upon them, like pangs on a pregnant woman ??escape there is none.

Montgomery New Testament

While men are saying "Peace and safety," then, like birth-pangs upon a woman with child, destruction will come upon them suddenly. In no wise will they escape.

NET Bible

Now when they are saying, "There is peace and security," then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will surely not escape.

New Heart English Bible

For when they are saying, "Peace and safety," then sudden destruction will come on them, like birth pains on a pregnant woman; and they will in no way escape.

Noyes New Testament

When they are saying, Peace and safety; then doth sudden destruction come upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

Sawyer New Testament

When they say, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction comes, like pain upon a woman with child, and they shall not escape.

The Emphasized Bible

As soon as they begin to say - Peace! and safety! then, suddenly, upon them, cometh destruction, - just as the birth-throe unto her that is with child, - and in nowise shall they escape.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For when they say, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction rusheth upon them, as travail on a woman with child, and they shall in no wise escape.

Twentieth Century New Testament

When people are saying 'All is quiet and safe,' it is then that, like birth-pains upon a woman with child, Ruin comes suddenly upon them, and there will be no escape!

Webster

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

Weymouth New Testament

While they are saying "Peace and safety!" then in a moment destruction falls upon them, like birth-pains on a woman who is with child; and escape there is none.

Williams New Testament

When people say, "Such peace and security!" then suddenly destruction falls upon them, like birth pains upon a woman who is about to become a mother, but they shall not escape, no, not at all.

World English Bible

For when they are saying, "Peace and safety," then sudden destruction will come on them, like birth pains on a pregnant woman; and they will in no way escape.

Worrell New Testament

When they are saying, "Peace and safety," then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall in nowise escape.

Worsley New Testament

And when they shall say, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

Youngs Literal Translation

for when they may say, Peace and surety, then sudden destruction doth stand by them, as the travail doth her who is with child, and they shall not escape;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

ὅταν 
Hotan 
when, as soon as, as long as, that, whensoever, while, till
Usage: 49

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

εἰρήνη 
Eirene 
Usage: 71

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

ἀσφάλεια 
Asphaleia 
Usage: 3

τότε 
Tote 
then, that time, when, not tr
Usage: 105

αἰφνίδιος 
Aiphnidios 
Usage: 1

ὄλεθρος 
Olethros 
Usage: 4

ἐφίστημι 
Ephistemi 
Usage: 20


Usage: 0

as
ὥσπερ 
Hosper 
as, even as, like as
Usage: 24

ὠδίν 
Odin 
Usage: 2


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

with
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

γαστήρ 
Gaster 
be with child 9, with child 9, womb, belly
Usage: 6

ἐκφεύγω 
Ekpheugo 
Usage: 6

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

Context Readings

The Sudden Arrival Of The Day Of The Lord

2 For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. 3 While they are saying, "Peace and safety!" then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape. 4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief;


Cross References

Luke 21:34-35

"Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap;

2 Thessalonians 1:9

These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,

Luke 17:26-30

"And just as it happened in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man:

Hebrews 2:3

how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard,

Exodus 15:9-10

"The enemy said, 'I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; My desire shall be gratified against them; I will draw out my sword, my hand will destroy them.'

Deuteronomy 29:19

"It shall be when he hears the words of this curse, that he will boast, saying, 'I have peace though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart in order to destroy the watered land with the dry.'

Joshua 8:20-22

When the men of Ai turned back and looked, behold, the smoke of the city ascended to the sky, and they had no place to flee this way or that, for the people who had been fleeing to the wilderness turned against the pursuers.

Judges 18:27-28

Then they took what Micah had made and the priest who had belonged to him, and came to Laish, to a people quiet and secure, and struck them with the edge of the sword; and they burned the city with fire.

Judges 20:41-42

Then the men of Israel turned, and the men of Benjamin were terrified; for they saw that disaster was close to them.

2 Chronicles 32:19-21

They spoke of the God of Jerusalem as of the gods of the peoples of the earth, the work of men's hands.

Psalm 10:11-13

He says to himself, "God has forgotten; He has hidden His face; He will never see it."

Psalm 48:6

Panic seized them there, Anguish, as of a woman in childbirth.

Psalm 73:18-20

Surely You set them in slippery places; You cast them down to destruction.

Proverbs 29:1

A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.

Isaiah 21:3-4

For this reason my loins are full of anguish; Pains have seized me like the pains of a woman in labor. I am so bewildered I cannot hear, so terrified I cannot see.

Isaiah 30:13

Therefore this iniquity will be to you Like a breach about to fall, A bulge in a high wall, Whose collapse comes suddenly in an instant,

Isaiah 43:6-9

"I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' And to the south, 'Do not hold them back ' Bring My sons from afar And My daughters from the ends of the earth,

Isaiah 56:12

"Come," they say, "let us get wine, and let us drink heavily of strong drink; And tomorrow will be like today, only more so."

Jeremiah 4:31

For I heard a cry as of a woman in labor, The anguish as of one giving birth to her first child, The cry of the daughter of Zion gasping for breath, Stretching out her hands, saying, "Ah, woe is me, for I faint before murderers."

Jeremiah 6:24

We have heard the report of it; Our hands are limp Anguish has seized us, Pain as of a woman in childbirth.

Jeremiah 13:21

"What will you say when He appoints over you-- And you yourself had taught them-- Former companions to be head over you? Will not pangs take hold of you Like a woman in childbirth?

Jeremiah 22:23

"You who dwell in Lebanon, Nested in the cedars, How you will groan when pangs come upon you, Pain like a woman in childbirth!

Daniel 5:3-6

Then they brought the gold vessels that had been taken out of the temple, the house of God which was in Jerusalem; and the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines drank from them.

Nahum 1:10

Like tangled thorns, And like those who are drunken with their drink, They are consumed As stubble completely withered.

Matthew 24:37-39

"For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.

Acts 12:22-23

The people kept crying out, "The voice of a god and not of a man!"

Acts 13:41

'BEHOLD, YOU SCOFFERS, AND MARVEL, AND PERISH; FOR I AM ACCOMPLISHING A WORK IN YOUR DAYS, A WORK WHICH YOU WILL NEVER BELIEVE, THOUGH SOMEONE SHOULD DESCRIBE IT TO YOU.'"

Hebrews 12:23

to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,

2 Peter 2:4

For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment;

Revelation 18:7-8

"To the degree that she glorified herself and lived sensuously, to the same degree give her torment and mourning; for she says in her heart, 'I SIT as A QUEEN AND I AM NOT A WIDOW, and will never see mourning.'

Hosea 13:13

The pains of childbirth come upon him; He is not a wise son, For it is not the time that he should delay at the opening of the womb.

Micah 4:9-10

"Now, why do you cry out loudly? Is there no king among you, Or has your counselor perished, That agony has gripped you like a woman in childbirth?

Matthew 23:33

"You serpents, you brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence of hell?



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