Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Be strong, and let us show ourselves courageous for the sake of our people and for the cities of our God; and may the LORD do what is good in His sight."

King James Version

Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the LORD do that which seemeth him good.

Holman Bible

Be strong! We must prove ourselves strong for our people and for the cities of our God. May the Lord's will be done."

International Standard Version

Be strong, be courageous on behalf of our people and for the cities of our God, and may the LORD do what he thinks is best."

A Conservative Version

Be of good courage, and let us play the man for our people, and for the cities of our God. And LORD do that which seems good to him.

American Standard Version

Be of good courage, and let us play the man for ou people, and for the cities of our God: and Jehovah do that which seemeth him good.

Amplified

Be of good courage; let us play the man for our people and the cities of our God. And may the Lord do what seems good to Him.

Bible in Basic English

Take heart, and let us be strong for our people and for the towns of our God, and may the Lord do what seems good to him.

Darby Translation

Be strong, and let us shew ourselves valiant for our people and for the cities of our God; and Jehovah do what is good in his sight.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Be of good courage, and let us be strong for our people and for the cities of our God; and let the LORD do that which seems good unto him.

Julia Smith Translation

Be strong, and we will be strong for our people, and for the cities of our God: and Jehovah shall do the good in his eyes.

King James 2000

Be of good courage, and let us play the man for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the LORD do that which seems to him good.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Be strong, and let us strengthen ourselves for the sake of the people and for the sake of the cities of our God. May Yahweh do [what is] good in his eyes.

Modern King James verseion

Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people and for the cities of our God. And may Jehovah do that which seems good to Him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Quite thee like a man, and let us fight lustily for our people and for the cities of our God. And the LORD do what seemeth best in his eyes."

NET Bible

Be strong! Let's fight bravely for the sake of our people and the cities of our God! The Lord will do what he decides is best!"

New Heart English Bible

Be courageous, and let us be strong for our people, and for the cities of our God; and the LORD do that which seems good to him."

The Emphasized Bible

Be strong, and let us put forth our strength, for the sake of our people, and for the sake of the cities of our God, - and, Yahweh, do what is good in his own eyes.

Webster

Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the LORD do that which seemeth him good.

World English Bible

Be courageous, and let us be strong for our people, and for the cities of our God; and Yahweh do that which seems good to him."

Youngs Literal Translation

be strong and strengthen thyself for our people, and for the cities of our God, and Jehovah doth that which is good in His eyes.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
and let us play the men
חזק 
Chazaq 
Usage: 290

עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

and for the cities
עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

of our God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

and the Lord

Usage: 0

References

Context Readings

Israel Fights Ammon And Aram

11 He said, "If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you shall help me, but if the sons of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will come to help you. 12 "Be strong, and let us show ourselves courageous for the sake of our people and for the cities of our God; and may the LORD do what is good in His sight." 13 So Joab and the people who were with him drew near to the battle against the Arameans, and they fled before him.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 31:6

"Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you He will not fail you or forsake you."

1 Samuel 3:18

So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. And he said, "It is the LORD; let Him do what seems good to Him."

1 Corinthians 16:13

Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

Judges 10:15

The sons of Israel said to the LORD, "We have sinned, do to us whatever seems good to You; only please deliver us this day."

1 Samuel 4:9

"Take courage and be men, O Philistines, or you will become slaves to the Hebrews, as they have been slaves to you; therefore, be men and fight."

Nehemiah 4:14

When I saw their fear, I rose and spoke to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people: "Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses."

Numbers 13:20

"How is the land, is it fat or lean? Are there trees in it or not? Make an effort then to get some of the fruit of the land." Now the time was the time of the first ripe grapes.

Joshua 1:6-7

"Be strong and courageous, for you shall give this people possession of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.

Joshua 1:9

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."

Joshua 1:18

"Anyone who rebels against your command and does not obey your words in all that you command him, shall be put to death; only be strong and courageous."

1 Samuel 14:6

Then Jonathan said to the young man who was carrying his armor, "Come and let us cross over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; perhaps the LORD will work for us, for the LORD is not restrained to save by many or by few."

1 Samuel 14:12

So the men of the garrison hailed Jonathan and his armor bearer and said, "Come up to us and we will tell you something " And Jonathan said to his armor bearer, "Come up after me, for the LORD has given them into the hands of Israel."

1 Samuel 17:32

David said to Saul, "Let no man's heart fail on account of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine."

2 Samuel 16:10-11

But the king said, "What have I to do with you, O sons of Zeruiah? If he curses, and if the LORD has told him, 'Curse David,' then who shall say, 'Why have you done so?'"

1 Chronicles 19:13

"Be strong, and let us show ourselves courageous for the sake of our people and for the cities of our God; and may the LORD do what is good in His sight."

2 Chronicles 32:7

"Be strong and courageous, do not fear or be dismayed because of the king of Assyria nor because of all the horde that is with him; for the one with us is greater than the one with him.

Job 1:21

He said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, And naked I shall return there The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD."

Hebrews 13:6

so that we confidently say, "THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME?"

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