Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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

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 easy for the shadow to go forward ten steps; no, but let the shadow turn backward 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.

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."

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 Isaiah replied, "This is your sign from the Lord confirming that the Lord will do what he has said. Do you want the shadow to move ahead ten steps or to go back ten steps?" 10 Hezekiah answered, "It is easy for the shadow to lengthen ten steps, but not for it to go back ten steps." 11 Isaiah the prophet called out to the Lord, and the Lord made the shadow go back ten steps on the stairs of Ahaz.


Cross References

2 Kings 2:10

Elijah replied, "That's a difficult request! If you see me taken from you, may it be so, but if you don't, it will not happen."

2 Kings 3:18

This is an easy task for the Lord; he will also hand Moab over to you.

Isaiah 49:6

he says, "Is it too insignificant a task for you to be my servant, to reestablish the tribes of Jacob, and restore the remnant of Israel? I will make you a light to the nations, so you can bring my deliverance to the remote regions of the earth."

Mark 9:28-29

Then, after he went into the house, his disciples asked him privately, "Why couldn't we cast it out?"

John 14:12

I tell you the solemn truth, the person who believes in me will perform the miraculous deeds that I am doing, and will perform greater deeds than these, because I am going to the Father.

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