Parallel Verses

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.

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?"

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.

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.”

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 a man of God came to him, saying, O king, let not the army of Israel go with you; for the Lord is not with Israel, that is, the children of Ephraim. 8 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. 9 Then Amaziah said to the man of God, But what is to be done about the hundred talents which I have given for the armed band of Israel? And the man of God in answer said, God is able to give you much more than this.



Cross References

2 Chronicles 20:6

And said, O Lord, the God of our fathers, are you not God in heaven? are you not ruler over all the kingdoms of the nations? and in your hands are power and strength so that no one is able to keep his place against you.

2 Chronicles 14:11

And Asa made prayer to the Lord his God and said, Lord, you only are able to give help against the strong to him who has no strength; come to our help, O Lord our God, for our hope is in you, and in your name we have come out against this great army. O Lord, you are our God; let not man's power be greater than yours.

Philippians 4:19

And my God will give you all you have need of from the wealth of his glory in Christ Jesus.

Deuteronomy 8:18

But keep in mind the Lord your God: for it is he who gives you the power to get wealth, so that he may give effect to the agreement which he made by his oath with your fathers, as at this day.

Judges 7:7

And the Lord said to Gideon, By those three hundred who were drinking with their tongues I will give you salvation and give the Midianites into your hands; let the rest of the people go away, every man to his place.

1 Samuel 14:6

And Jonathan said to his young servant who had his arms, Come, let us go over to the armies of these men who have no circumcision: it may be that the Lord will give us help, for there is no limit to his power; the Lord is able to give salvation by a great army or by a small band.

2 Chronicles 1:12

Wisdom and knowledge are given to you; and I will give you wealth and honour, such as no king has had before you or ever will have after you.

2 Chronicles 18:14

When he came to the king, the king said to him, Micaiah, are we to go to Ramoth-gilead to make war or not? And he said, Go up, and it will go well for you; and they will be given up into your hands.

Job 5:18

For after his punishment he gives comfort, and after wounding, his hands make you well.

Job 9:13

God's wrath may not be turned back; the helpers of Rahab were bent down under him.

Psalm 20:7

Some put their faith in carriages and some in horses; but we will be strong in the name of the Lord our God.

Psalm 24:1

The earth is the Lord's, with all its wealth; the world and all the people living in it.

Psalm 33:10

The Lord undoes the designs of the nations; he makes the thoughts of the peoples without effect.

Psalm 33:16

A king's salvation is not in the power of his army; a strong man does not get free by his great strength.

Psalm 62:11

Once has God said, twice has it come to my ears, that power is God's:

Proverbs 10:22

The blessing of the Lord gives wealth: hard work makes it no greater.

Ecclesiastes 9:11

And again I saw under the sun that the reward goes not to him who is quick, or the fruits of war to the strong; and there is no bread for the wise, or wealth for men of learning, or respect for those who have knowledge; but time and chance come to all.

Ecclesiastes 11:9

Have joy, O young man, while you are young; and let your heart be glad in the days of your strength, and go in the ways of your heart, and in the desire of your eyes; but be certain that for all these things God will be your judge.

Isaiah 8:9-10

Have knowledge, O peoples, and be in fear; give ear, all you far-off parts of the earth:

Joel 3:9-14

Give this out among the nations; make ready for war: get the strong men awake; let all the men of war come near, let them come up.

Haggai 2:8

The silver is mine and the gold is mine, says the Lord of armies.

Matthew 26:45

Then he comes to the disciples; and says to them, Go on sleeping now, and take your rest: for the hour is come, and the Son of man is given into the hands of evil men.

Luke 18:29-30

And he said to them, Truly I say to you, There is no man who has given up house or wife or brothers or father or mother or children, because of the kingdom of God,

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