Parallel Verses

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.

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."

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 courageous, and let us show ourselves courageous for the benefit of our people and the cities of our God. And may the Lord do what is good in His sight.”

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.

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 And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou shall help me, but if the sons of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will come and help thee. 12 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. 13 So Joab and the people who were with him drew near to the battle against the Syrians. And they fled before him.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be frightened at them, for LORD thy God, he it is who goes with thee. He will not leave thee, nor forsake thee.

1 Samuel 3:18

And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is LORD. Let him do what seems him good.

1 Corinthians 16:13

Watch ye, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

Judges 10:15

And the sons of Israel said to LORD, We have sinned. Do thou to us whatever seems good to thee, only deliver us, we pray thee, this day.

1 Samuel 4:9

Be strong, and strengthen yourselves like men, O ye Philistines, that ye be not servants to the Hebrews, as they have been to you. Conduct yourselves like men, and fight.

Nehemiah 4:14

And I looked, and rose up, and said to the ranking men, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them. Remember LORD, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, and your daughters

Numbers 13:20

and what the land is, whether it is fat or lean, whether there is wood in it, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the first-ripe grapes.

Joshua 1:6-7

Be strong and of good courage, for thou shall cause this people to inherit the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage. Be not frightened, neither be thou dismayed, for LORD thy God is with thee wherever thou go.

Joshua 1:18

Whoever he is who shall rebel against thy commandment, and shall not hearken to thy words in all that thou command him, he shall be put to death. Only be strong and of good courage.

1 Samuel 14:6

And Jonathan said to the young man who bore his armor, Come, and let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised. It may be that LORD will work for us, for there is no limitation to LORD to save by many or by few.

1 Samuel 14:12

And the men of the garrison answered Jonathan and his armor bearer, and said, Come up to us, and we will show you a thing. And Jonathan said to his armor bearer, Come up after me, for LORD has delivered them into the hand of Israel

1 Samuel 17:32

And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him. Thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.

2 Samuel 16:10-11

And the king said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah? Because he curses, and because LORD has said to him, Curse David, who then shall say, Why have thou done so?

1 Chronicles 19:13

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

2 Chronicles 32:7

Be strong and of good courage, be not afraid nor dismayed of the king of Assyria, nor of all the multitude that is with him. For there is a greater with us than with him.

Job 1:21

And he said, Naked I came out of my mother's womb, and naked I shall return there. LORD gave, and LORD has taken away, blessed be the name of LORD.

Hebrews 13:6

So then we have confidence to say, Lord is a helper to me, and I will not fear. What will man do to me?

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