Parallel Verses

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.

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."

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.

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.

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

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 sign shall you have of the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that he has spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees, or go back ten degrees? 10 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. 11 And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the LORD: and he brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down on the dial of Ahaz.


Cross References

2 Kings 2:10

And he said, You have asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so unto you; but if not, it shall not be so.

2 Kings 3:18

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

Isaiah 49:6

And he said, It is too small a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved ones of Israel: I will also give you for a light to the Gentiles, that you may be my salvation unto the ends of the earth.

Mark 9:28-29

And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?

John 14:12

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believes on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

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