Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Behold fire came down from heaven and consumed the first two captains of fifty with their fifties; but now let my life be precious in your sight."

King James Version

Behold, there came fire down from heaven, and burnt up the two captains of the former fifties with their fifties: therefore let my life now be precious in thy sight.

Holman Bible

Already fire has come down from heaven and consumed the first two captains of 50 with their fifties, but this time let my life be precious in your sight."

International Standard Version

Look how fire fell from heaven and devoured the two other companies of 50 soldiers, along with their captains, but now please treat me as if my life were precious!"

A Conservative Version

Behold, there came fire down from heaven, and consumed the two former captains of fifty with their fifties, but now let my life be precious in thy sight.

American Standard Version

Behold, there came fire down from heaven, and consumed the two former captains of fifty with their fifties; but now let my life be precious in thy sight.

Amplified

Behold, fire came down from heaven and burned up the two captains of the former fifties with their fifties. Therefore let my life now be precious in your sight.

Bible in Basic English

For fire came down from heaven and put an end to the first two captains of fifty and their fifties; but now let my life be of value in your eyes.

Darby Translation

Behold, there came down fire from the heavens, and consumed the two captains of the former fifties with their fifties; but now, let my life be precious in thy sight.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Behold, fire has come down from heaven and burnt up the two captains of the former fifties with their fifties; therefore, let my soul now be precious in thy sight.

Julia Smith Translation

Behold, fire will come down from heaven and consume the two first captains and their fifties: and now shall my soul be precious in thine eyes?

King James 2000

Behold, there came fire down from heaven, and burnt up the two captains of the former fifties with their fifties: therefore let my life now be precious in your sight.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Behold, fire from heaven came down and consumed the first two commanders of fifty and their fifties, so then let my life be precious in your eyes."

Modern King James verseion

Behold, fire has come down from the heavens and burned up the two commanders of the former fifties with their fifties. And now let my life be precious in your sight.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Behold, there came fire down from heaven and burnt up the two fore captains over fifty with their fifties. But let my life now be precious in thy sight."

NET Bible

Indeed, fire came down from the sky and consumed the two captains who came before me, along with their men. So now, please have respect for my life."

New Heart English Bible

Behold, fire came down from the sky, and consumed the two former captains of fifty with their fifties. But now let my life be precious in your sight."

The Emphasized Bible

Lo! there hath come down fire out of the heavens, and devoured the captains of the former fifties, with their fifties, - now, therefore, let my life be precious in thine eyes.

Webster

Behold, there came fire down from heaven, and burnt up the two captains of the former fifties with their fifties: therefore let my life now be precious in thy sight.

World English Bible

Behold, fire came down from the sky, and consumed the two former captains of fifty with their fifties. But now let my life be precious in your sight."

Youngs Literal Translation

Lo, come down hath fire from the heavens, and consumeth the two heads of the former fifties and their fifties; and, now, let my soul be precious in thine eyes.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ירד 
Yarad 
Usage: 378

אשׁ 
'esh 
Usage: 378

ירד 
Yarad 
Usage: 378

שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

and burnt up
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

the two
שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

of the former
ראשׁן ראשׁון 
Ri'shown 
Usage: 182

חמשּׁים 
Chamishshiym 
Usage: 163

with their fifties
חמשּׁים 
Chamishshiym 
Usage: 163

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

יקר 
Yaqar 
Usage: 11

References

Easton

Watsons

Context Readings

Elijah And The Messengers Of Ahaziah

13 So he again sent the captain of a third fifty with his fifty. When the third captain of fifty went up, he came and bowed down on his knees before Elijah, and begged him and said to him, "O man of God, please let my life and the lives of these fifty servants of yours be precious in your sight. 14 "Behold fire came down from heaven and consumed the first two captains of fifty with their fifties; but now let my life be precious in your sight." 15 The angel of the LORD said to Elijah, "Go down with him; do not be afraid of him." So he arose and went down with him to the king.


Cross References

1 Samuel 26:21

Then Saul said, "I have sinned. Return, my son David, for I will not harm you again because my life was precious in your sight this day. Behold, I have played the fool and have committed a serious error."

1 Samuel 26:24

"Now behold, as your life was highly valued in my sight this day, so may my life be highly valued in the sight of the LORD, and may He deliver me from all distress."

2 Kings 1:10-11

Elijah replied to the captain of fifty, "If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty " Then fire came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty.

Psalm 49:8

For the redemption of his soul is costly, And he should cease trying forever--

Psalm 72:14

He will rescue their life from oppression and violence, And their blood will be precious in his sight;

Psalm 116:15

Precious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His godly ones.

Proverbs 6:26

For on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread, And an adulteress hunts for the precious life.

Matthew 16:25-26

"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.

Acts 20:24

"But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.

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