Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel, and he spied the company of Jehu as he came, and said, I see a company. And Joram said, Take a horseman, and send to meet them, and let him say, Is it peace?

New American Standard Bible

Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel and he saw the company of Jehu as he came, and said, “I see a company.” And Joram said, “Take a horseman and send him to meet them and let him say, ‘Is it peace?’”

King James Version

And there stood a watchman on the tower in Jezreel, and he spied the company of Jehu as he came, and said, I see a company. And Joram said, Take an horseman, and send to meet them, and let him say, Is it peace?

Holman Bible

Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel. He saw Jehu’s troops approaching and shouted, “I see troops!”

Joram responded, “Choose a rider and send him to meet them and have him ask, ‘Do you come in peace?’”

International Standard Version

While the watchman was standing guard in the tower at Jezreel, he watched Jehu's entourage arrive. So he called out, "I see a group arriving." Joram ordered, "Take a horseman, send him out to meet them, and have him ask, "Have you come in peace?'"

A Conservative Version

Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel, and he spied the company of Jehu as he came, and said, I see a company. And Joram said, Take a horseman, and send to meet them, and let him say, Is it peace?

Amplified

Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel and he saw the crowd with Jehu as he approached, and said, “I see a company.” And Joram said, “Send a horseman to meet them and have him ask, ‘Do you come in peace?’”

Bible in Basic English

And the watchman on the tower in Jezreel saw Jehu and his band coming, and said, I see a band of people. And Joram said, Send out a horseman to them, and let him say, Is it peace?

Darby Translation

And the watchman stood on the tower in Jizreel, and saw Jehu's company as he came, and said, I see a company. And Joram said, Take a horseman, and send to meet them, and let him say, Is it peace?

Julia Smith Translation

And he watching stood. upon the tower in Jezreel, and he will see the multitude of Jehu in his coming, and he will say, I see a multitude. And Jehoram will say, Take a horseman and send to meet them, and he shall say, Is it peace?

King James 2000

And there stood a watchman on the tower in Jezreel, and he saw the company of Jehu as he came, and said, I see a company. And Joram said, Take a horseman, and send to meet them, and let him say, Is it peace?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now the watchman [was] standing on the tower in Jezreel, and he saw the company of Jehu when he came, and he said, "I see a company." Joram said, "Take a horseman and send [him] to meet them." And he said, "Is it peace?"

Modern King James verseion

And a watchman stood on the tower in Jezreel. And he saw the company of Jehu as he came, and said, I see a company. And Jehoram said, Take a horseman and send to meet them, and let him say, Is it peace?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the watchmen that stood on the tower in Jezreel spied the company of Jehu as he came, and said, "I see a company." And Jehoram said, "Take a horseman and send against them, and let him ask whether it be peace."

NET Bible

Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel and saw Jehu's troops approaching. He said, "I see troops!" Jehoram ordered, "Send a rider out to meet them and have him ask, 'Is everything all right?'"

New Heart English Bible

Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel, and he spied the company of Jehu as he came, and said, "I see a company." Joram said, "Take a horseman, and send to meet them, and let him say, 'Is it peace?'"

The Emphasized Bible

Now, the watchman, was standing upon the tower, in Jezreel, so he saw the great company of Jehu, when he came, and said - A great company, can I see! Then said Jehoram - Take a horseman and send to meet them, that he may say - Is it peace?

Webster

And there stood a watchman on the tower in Jezreel, and he spied the company of Jehu as he came, and said, I see a company. And Joram said, Take a horseman, and send to meet them, and let him say, Is it peace?

World English Bible

Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel, and he spied the company of Jehu as he came, and said, "I see a company." Joram said, "Take a horseman, and send to meet them, and let him say, 'Is it peace?'"

Youngs Literal Translation

And the watchman is standing on the tower in Jezreel, and seeth the company of Jehu in his coming, and saith, 'A company I see;' and Joram saith, 'Take a rider and send to meet them, and let him say, Is there peace?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
צפה 
Tsaphah 
Usage: 36

on the tower
מגדּלה מגדּל 
Migdal 
Usage: 50

in Jezreel
יזרעאל 
Yizr@`e'l 
Usage: 36

and he spied
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

the company
שׁפעה 
Shiph`ah 
Usage: 6

of Jehu
יהוּא 
Yehuw' 
Usage: 58

as he came

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

and said

Usage: 0

I see
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

שׁפעה 
Shiph`ah 
Usage: 6

יהורם 
Y@howram 
Usage: 29

לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

רכּב 
Rakkab 
Usage: 3

and send
שׁלח 
Shalach 
Usage: 848

to meet
קראה 
Qir'ah 
Usage: 99

References

Context Readings

Jehu Assassinates Joram

16 So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezreel; for Joram lay there. And Ahaziah king of Judah was come down to see Joram. 17 Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel, and he spied the company of Jehu as he came, and said, I see a company. And Joram said, Take a horseman, and send to meet them, and let him say, Is it peace? 18 So there went one on horseback to meet him, and said, Thus saith the king, Is it peace? And Jehu said, What hast thou to do with peace? turn thee behind me. And the watchman told, saying, The messenger came to them, but he cometh not back.



Cross References

1 Samuel 16:4

And Samuel did that which Jehovah spake, and came to Beth-lehem. And the elders of the city came to meet him trembling, and said, Comest thou peaceably?

1 Samuel 17:22

And David left his baggage in the hand of the keeper of the baggage, and ran to the army, and came and saluted his brethren.

2 Samuel 13:34

But Absalom fled. And the young man that kept the watch lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came much people by the way of the hill-side behind him.

2 Samuel 18:24

Now David was sitting between the two gates: and the watchman went up to the roof of the gate unto the wall, and lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, a man running alone.

1 Kings 2:15

And he said, Thou knowest that the kingdom was mine, and that all Israel set their faces on me, that I should reign: howbeit the kingdom is turned about, and is become my brother's; for it was his from Jehovah.

2 Kings 7:14

They took therefore two chariots with horses; and the king sent after the host of the Syrians, saying, Go and see.

2 Kings 9:19

Then he sent out a second on horseback, who came to them, and said, Thus saith the king, Is it peace? And Jehu answered, What hast thou to do with peace? turn thee behind me.

Isaiah 21:6-9

For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman: let him declare what he seeth:

Isaiah 21:11-12

The burden of Dumah. One calleth unto me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?

Isaiah 56:10

His watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber.

Isaiah 62:6

I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem; they shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that are Jehovah's remembrancers, take ye no rest,

Ezekiel 33:2-9

Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from among them, and set him for their watchman;

Luke 10:5-6

And into whatsoever house ye shall enter, first say, Peace be to this house.

Acts 20:26-31

Wherefore I testify unto you this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.

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