Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

And he said, Take them alive! And they took them alive, and slew them at the well of the meeting-place, forty-two men; and he left not one of them remaining.

New American Standard Bible

He said, "Take them alive." So they took them alive and killed them at the pit of Beth-eked, forty-two men; and he left none of them.

King James Version

And he said, Take them alive. And they took them alive, and slew them at the pit of the shearing house, even two and forty men; neither left he any of them.

Holman Bible

Then Jehu ordered, “Take them alive.” So they took them alive and then slaughtered them at the pit of Beth-eked—42 men. He didn’t spare any of them.

International Standard Version

Jehu ordered, "Take them alive!" So Jehu's soldiers captured them and executed all 42 of them near the pit at the shearing house. He left none of them alive.

A Conservative Version

And he said, Take them alive. And they took them alive, and killed them at the pit of the shearing-house, even forty-two men; neither did he leave any of them.

American Standard Version

And he said, Take them alive. And they took them alive, and slew them at the pit of the shearing-house, even two and forty men; neither left he any of them.

Amplified

He said, Take them alive. And they did so and slew them at the cistern of the shearing house, forty-two men; he left none of them.

Bible in Basic English

And he said, Take them living. So they took them living, and put them to death in the water-hole of Beth-eked; of the forty-two men he put every one to death;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

So he said, Take them alive. And after they took them alive, they slew them at the well of the shearing house, forty-two men, without leaving any of them.

Julia Smith Translation

And he will say, Seize them living. And they will seize them living, and they will slaughter them at the pit of the house of binding, forty and two men; and he left not a man of them.

King James 2000

And he said, Take them alive. And they took them alive, and slew them at the pit of the shearing house, even two and forty men: neither left he any of them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then he said, "Seize them alive!" So they seized them alive but then slaughtered them at the cistern of Beth-Eked, forty-two men. He did not allow any of them to survive.

Modern King James verseion

And he said, Take them alive! And they took them alive and killed them at the pit of the shearing-house, forty-two men. And he left not a man of them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he said, "Take them alive." And they took them alive, and slew them at the well beside the house where the shepherds bind their sheep, in number forty two persons; that he left none of them.

NET Bible

He said, "Capture them alive!" So they captured them alive and then executed all forty-two of them in the cistern at Beth Eked. He left no survivors.

New Heart English Bible

He said, "Take them alive." They took them alive, and killed them at the pit of the shearing house, even forty-two men. He did not leave any of them.

The Emphasized Bible

Then said he, - Take them alive. So they took them alive, and slew them casting them into the pit of the shearing house, - forty-two men, neither left he remaining a man of them.

Webster

And he said, Take them alive. And they took them alive, and slew them at the pit of the shearing-house, even two and forty men; neither left he any of them.

World English Bible

He said, "Take them alive!" They took them alive, and killed them at the pit of the shearing house, even forty-two men. He didn't leave any of them.

Youngs Literal Translation

And he saith, 'Catch them alive;' and they catch them alive, and slaughter them at the pit of the shearing-house, forty and two men, and he hath not left a man of them.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
תּפשׂ 
Taphas 
Usage: 65

חי 
Chay 
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502
Usage: 502

תּפשׂ 
Taphas 
Usage: 65

and slew
שׁחט 
Shachat 
Usage: 81

them at the pit
בּור 
Bowr 
Usage: 69

of the shearing house
בּית עקד 
Beyth `Eqed 
Usage: 2

שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

and forty
ארבּעים 
'arba`iym 
Usage: 136

men
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

שׁאר 
Sha'ar 
Usage: 134

he any
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

Context Readings

Jehu Continues Purging The House Of Ahab

13 Jehu found the brethren of Ahaziah king of Judah, and said, Who are ye? And they said, We are the brethren of Ahaziah; and have come down to salute the children of the king, and the children of the queen. 14 And he said, Take them alive! And they took them alive, and slew them at the well of the meeting-place, forty-two men; and he left not one of them remaining. 15 And he departed thence, and found Jehonadab the son of Rechab coming to meet him; and he greeted him, and said to him, Is thy heart right, as my heart is with thy heart? And Jehonadab said, It is. If it be, give me thy hand. And he gave him his hand; and Jehu took him up to him into the chariot,



Cross References

1 Kings 20:18

And he said, Whether they be come out for peace, take them alive; or whether they be come out for war, take them alive.

2 Kings 8:18

And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab, for the daughter of Ahab was his wife; and he did evil in the sight of Jehovah.

2 Kings 10:6

And he wrote a letter the second time to them saying, If ye are mine, and will hearken to my voice, take the heads of the men your master's sons, and come to me to Jizreel to-morrow at this time. Now the king's sons, seventy persons, were with the great men of the city, who brought them up.

2 Kings 10:10-11

Know now that nothing shall fall to the earth of the word of Jehovah, which Jehovah spoke concerning the house of Ahab; for Jehovah has done that which he said through his servant Elijah.

2 Kings 11:1

And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she rose up and destroyed all the royal seed.

2 Chronicles 22:8

And it came to pass when Jehu was executing judgment upon the house of Ahab, that he found the princes of Judah, and the sons of the brethren of Ahaziah, that attended upon Ahaziah, and he slew them.

2 Chronicles 22:10

And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she rose up and exterminated all the royal seed of the house of Judah.

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