Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go forward ten steps. No, but let the shadow return backward ten steps.

New American Standard Bible

So Hezekiah answered, "It is easy for the shadow to decline ten steps; no, but let the shadow turn backward ten steps."

King James Version

And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees.

Holman Bible

Then Hezekiah answered, "It's easy for the shadow to lengthen 10 steps. No, let the shadow go back 10 steps."

International Standard Version

Hezekiah answered, "It's an easy thing for a shadow to lengthen ten steps. So let the shadow go backward ten steps."

American Standard Version

And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to decline ten steps: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten steps.

Amplified

Hezekiah answered, It is an easy matter for the shadow to go forward ten steps; so let the shadow go back ten steps.

Bible in Basic English

And Hezekiah said in answer, It is a simple thing for the shade to go forward; but let it go back ten degrees.

Darby Translation

And Hezekiah said, It is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees: no, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And Hezekiah answered, It is an easy thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees, but not for the shadow to return backward ten degrees.

Julia Smith Translation

And Hezekiah will say, A light thing to the shadow to bow ten steps: nay, for the shadow shall turn back-wards ten steps.

King James 2000

And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Hezekiah answered, "It is easy for the shadow to lengthen ten steps. No, but let the shadow return backwards ten steps."

Modern King James verseion

And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten steps. No, but let the shadow go backward ten steps.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Hezekiah said, "It is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees. Therefore I will not that: but let the shadow go backward ten degrees."

NET Bible

Hezekiah answered, "It is easy for the shadow to lengthen ten steps, but not for it to go back ten steps."

New Heart English Bible

Hezekiah answered, "It is a light thing for the shadow to go forward ten steps. Nay, but let the shadow return backward ten steps."

The Emphasized Bible

And Hezekiah said - It is, a light thing, for the shadow, to decline ten steps, - Nay, but let the shadow go back ten steps.

Webster

And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go forward ten degrees: no, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees.

World English Bible

Hezekiah answered, "It is a light thing for the shadow to go forward ten steps. Nay, but let the shadow return backward ten steps."

Youngs Literal Translation

And Hezekiah saith, 'It hath been light for the shadow to incline ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow turn backward ten degrees.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יחזקיּהוּ יחזקיּה 
Y@chizqiyah 
Usage: 44


Usage: 0

It is a light thing
קלל 
Qalal 
Usage: 82

for the shadow
צל 
Tsel 
Usage: 49

ten
עשׂרה עשׂר 
`eser 
עשׂרה עשׂר 
`eser 
Usage: 174
Usage: 174

מעלה 
Ma`alah 
degree , steps , stairs , dial , by , come , stories , go up
Usage: 46

nay, but let the shadow
צל 
Tsel 
Usage: 49

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

אחרנּית 
'achoranniyth 
Usage: 7

References

Context Readings

Hezekiah Loses Health And Regains It Through Prayer

9 And Isaiah said, This shall be the sign to thee from LORD, that LORD will do the thing that he has spoken: Shall the shadow go forward ten steps, or go back ten steps? 10 And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go forward ten steps. No, but let the shadow return backward ten steps. 11 And Isaiah the prophet cried to LORD, and he brought the shadow ten steps backward, by which it had gone down on the dial of Ahaz.


Cross References

2 Kings 2:10

And he said, Thou have asked a hard thing. [Nevertheless], if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so to thee, but if not, it shall not be so.

2 Kings 3:18

And this is but a light thing in the sight of LORD. He will also deliver the Moabites into your hand.

Isaiah 49:6

yea, he says, It is too light a thing that thou should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel. I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou may be my salvation to the e

Mark 9:28-29

And when he came into the house, his disciples questioned him privately, We were not able to cast it out.

John 14:12

Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me, the works that I do, that man will also do. And he will do greater than these, because I go to the Father.



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