Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

But if thou are going, do [it]. Be strong for the battle, [because] God will cast thee down before the enemy, for God has power to help, and to cast down.

New American Standard Bible

But if you do go, do it, be strong for the battle; yet God will bring you down before the enemy, for God has power to help and to bring down.”

King James Version

But if thou wilt go, do it, be strong for the battle: God shall make thee fall before the enemy: for God hath power to help, and to cast down.

Holman Bible

But if you go with them, do it! Be strong for battle! But God will make you stumble before the enemy, for God has the power to help or to make one stumble.”

International Standard Version

But if you do go, strengthen yourself for war. Do you think God will throw you down before the enemy, since God has the power both to help or to overthrow?"

American Standard Version

But if thou wilt go, do valiantly , be strong for the battle: God will cast thee down before the enemy; for God hath power to help, and to cast down.

Amplified

But if you do go [in spite of this warning], be strong and courageous for battle; yet God will cause you to stumble and fall before the enemy, for God has power to help and to cause people to stumble.”

Bible in Basic English

But go yourself, and be strong in war; God will not let you go down before those who are fighting against you; for God has power to give help or to send you down before your attackers.

Darby Translation

But if thou wilt go, do it; be strong for the battle: God will make thee fall before the enemy, for there is with God power to help and to cast down.

Julia Smith Translation

For if thou goest, to be strong for war: God will cause thee to falter before the enemy, for there is power with God to help and to cause to falter.

King James 2000

But if you will go, do it, be strong for the battle: but God shall make you fall before the enemy: for God has power to help, and to cast down.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But even still, you yourself go, do! Be strong for the battle [else] God will make you stumble before the enemy! For there is power with God to help and to cause stumbling."

Modern King James verseion

But if you will go, do it! Be strong for the battle, for God shall make you fall before the enemy, for God has power to help and to throw down.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Or else if thou needs wilt, then go and do it, and make thyself strong to battle: and thou shalt see, that God shall make thee fall before thine enemies. For God hath power to help or to cast down."

NET Bible

Even if you go and fight bravely in battle, God will defeat you before the enemy. God is capable of helping or defeating."

New Heart English Bible

But if you will go, take action, be strong for the battle. God will overthrow you before the enemy; for God has power to help, and to overthrow."

The Emphasized Bible

But, if thou art going, do, be strong for the battle, - God will cause thee to fall before the enemy, for there is strength in God, to help or to cause to fall.

Webster

But if thou wilt go, do it, be strong for the battle: God will make thee fall before the enemy: for God hath power to help, and to cast down.

World English Bible

But if you will go, take action, be strong for the battle. God will overthrow you before the enemy; for God has power to help, and to overthrow."

Youngs Literal Translation

but if thou art going -- do it, be strong for battle, God doth cause thee to stumble before an enemy, for there is power in God to help, and to cause to stumble.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But if thou wilt go

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

for the battle
מלחמה 
Milchamah 
Usage: 319

God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

the enemy
אויב איב 
'oyeb 
Usage: 272

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

ישׁ 
Yesh 
is, be, have, there,
Usage: 135

כּוח כּח 
Koach 
Usage: 126

to help
עזר 
`azar 
Usage: 81

References

Context Readings

Amaziah's Campaign Against Edom

7 But there came a man of God to him, saying, O king, let not the army of Israel go with thee. For LORD is not with Israel, [namely], with all the sons of Ephraim. 8 But if thou are going, do [it]. Be strong for the battle, [because] God will cast thee down before the enemy, for God has power to help, and to cast down. 9 And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel? And the man of God answered, LORD is able to give thee much more than this.



Cross References

2 Chronicles 20:6

And he said, O LORD, the God of our fathers, are thou not God in heaven? And are thou not ruler over all the kingdoms of the nations? And in thy hand is power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee.

2 Chronicles 14:11

And Asa cried to LORD his God, and said, LORD, there is none besides thee to help, between the mighty and him who has no strength. Help us, O LORD our God. For we rely on thee, and in thy name we come against this multitude. O LORD

Philippians 4:19

And my God will fill your every need according to his wealth in glory in Christ Jesus.

Deuteronomy 8:18

But thou shall remember LORD thy God, for it is he who gives thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he swore to thy fathers, as at this day.

Judges 7:7

And LORD said to Gideon, By the three hundred men who lapped I will save you, and deliver the Midianites into thy hand. And let all the people go every man to his place.

1 Samuel 14:6

And Jonathan said to the young man who bore his armor, Come, and let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised. It may be that LORD will work for us, for there is no limitation to LORD to save by many or by few.

2 Chronicles 1:12

wisdom and knowledge is granted to thee. And I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honor, such as none of the kings have had who have been before thee, neither shall any after thee have the like.

2 Chronicles 18:14

And when he came to the king, the king said to him, Micaiah, shall we go to Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And he said, Go ye up, and prosper, and they shall be delivered into your hand.

Job 5:18

For he injures, and binds up. He wounds, and his hands make whole.

Job 9:13

God will not withdraw his anger. The helpers of Rahab stoop under him.

Psalm 20:7

Some [trust] in chariots, and some in horses, but we will make mention of the name of LORD our God.

Psalm 24:1

The earth is LORD's, and the fullness thereof, the world, and those who dwell therein.

Psalm 33:10

LORD brings the counsel of the nations to naught. He makes the thoughts of the peoples to be of no effect.

Psalm 33:16

There is no king saved by the multitude of an army. A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.

Psalm 62:11

God has spoken once, twice I have heard this, that power belongs to God.

Proverbs 10:22

The blessing of LORD, it makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

Ecclesiastes 9:11

I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill, but time and chance happens t

Ecclesiastes 11:9

Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thy heart, and in the sight of thine eyes. But know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgmen

Isaiah 8:9-10

Make an uproar, O ye peoples, and be broken in pieces. And give ear, all ye of far countries. Gird yourselves, and be broken in pieces. Gird yourselves, and be broken in pieces.

Joel 3:9-14

Proclaim ye this among the nations: Prepare war. Stir up the mighty men. Let all the men of war draw near. Let them come up.

Haggai 2:8

The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, says LORD of hosts.

Matthew 26:45

Then he comes to his disciples, and says to them, Sleep what remains, and take rest...Behold, the hour has come near, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

Luke 18:29-30

And he said to them, Truly I say to you, that there is no man who has left house, or parents, or brothers, or wife, or children for the sake of the kingdom of God,

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