Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Now for a long time Israel was without the TRUE God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.

New American Standard Bible

For many days Israel was without the true God and without a teaching priest and without law.

King James Version

Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.

Holman Bible

For many years Israel has been without the true God, without a teaching priest, and without instruction,

International Standard Version

"Listen to me, Asa, Judah, and Benjamin! The LORD is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will allow you to find him, but if you abandon him, he will abandon you. Israel lived for years without the true God, priests to teach them, and the Law,

American Standard Version

Now for a long season Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law:

Amplified

Now for a long time Israel was without the true God and without a teaching priest, and without [God’s] law.

Bible in Basic English

Now for a long time Israel has been without the true God, and without a teaching priest and without the law;

Darby Translation

Now for a long while Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law;

Julia Smith Translation

And many days to Israel for not a God of truth, and for no priest teaching, and for no law.

King James 2000

Now for a long time Israel has been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now Israel [has been] without the true God many days, and without a teaching priest, and without law,

Modern King James verseion

And for a long time Israel had been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

There will come many days in Israel, in which there shall be no true God - nor priest that teacheth, nor any law.

NET Bible

For a long time Israel had no true God, or priest to instruct them, or law.

New Heart English Bible

Now for a long time Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.

The Emphasized Bible

Now, many days, had Israel been, - without the faithful God, and without a teaching priest, and without the law;

Webster

Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.

World English Bible

Now for a long time Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.

Youngs Literal Translation

and many days are to Israel without a true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רב 
Rab 
Usage: 458

יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505

the true
אמת 
'emeth 
Usage: 127

God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

כּהן 
Kohen 
Usage: 750

References

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Asa's Religious Reforms

2 And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin. LORD is with you while ye are with him. And if ye seek him, he will be found of you, but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you. 3 Now for a long time Israel was without the TRUE God, and without a teaching priest, and without law. 4 But when in their distress they turned to LORD, the God of Israel, and sought him, he was found by them.


Cross References

Leviticus 10:11

and that ye may teach the sons of Israel all the statutes which LORD has spoken to them by Moses.

1 Kings 12:28-33

Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold. And he said to them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

Hosea 3:4

For the sons of Israel shall abide many days without king, and without ruler, and without sacrifice, and without pillar, and without ephod or teraphim.

Deuteronomy 33:10

They shall teach Jacob thine ordinances, and Israel thy law. They shall put incense before thee, and whole burnt-offering upon thine altar.

2 Chronicles 17:8-9

And with them the Levites, even Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and Asahel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan, and Adonijah, and Tobijah, and Tob-adonijah, the Levites. And with them Elishama and Jehoram, the priests.

Nehemiah 8:9

And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites who taught the people, said to all the people, This day is holy to LORD your God; do not mourn nor weep. For all the people wept when they heard th

Jeremiah 10:10

But LORD is the TRUE God. He is the living God, and an everlasting King. At his wrath the earth trembles, and the nations are not able to abide his indignation.

Ezekiel 44:21-23

Neither shall any of the priests drink wine when they enter into the inner court.

Micah 3:11

The heads of it judge for a bribe, and the priests of it teach for a wage, and the prophets of it divine for money. Yet they lean upon LORD, and say, Is not LORD in the midst of us? No evil shall come upon us.

Malachi 2:7

For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth. For he is the messenger of LORD of hosts.

Matthew 2:4-5

And having gathered together all the chief priests and scholars of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ is born.

John 17:3

And this is eternal life, that they should know thee the only TRUE God, and Jesus Christ whom thou sent.

Romans 2:12

For as many as have sinned without law will also be destroyed without law, and as many as have sinned in law will be judged by law.

Romans 7:8-9

But sin, having taken opportunity through the commandment, wrought in me every evil desire, for apart from law sin is dead.

1 Corinthians 9:21

to those without law, as without law (not being without law to God, but within law to Christ), so that I might gain men without law.

1 Thessalonians 1:9

For they report about us what kind of entrance we had with you, and how ye turned to God from the idols to serve a living and TRUE God,

1 Timothy 3:2

The overseer therefore must be blameless, the husband of one wife, without wine, serious minded, disciplined, loving strangers, able to teach,

1 John 5:20

And we know that the Son of God comes, and has given us understanding, so that we may know the true. And we are in the true, in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the TRUE God, and the eternal life.

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