Parallel Verses

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.

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 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.

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 you shall help me: but if the children of Ammon be too strong for you, then I will come and help you. 12 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. 13 And Joab drew near, and the people that were with him, unto the battle against the Syrians: and they fled before him.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD your God, he it is that does go with you; he will not fail you, nor forsake you.

1 Samuel 3:18

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

1 Corinthians 16:13

Watch, stand fast in the faith, be men, be strong.

Judges 10:15

And the children of Israel said unto the LORD, We have sinned: do you unto us whatsoever seems good unto you; deliver us only, we pray you, this day.

1 Samuel 4:9

Be strong, and conduct yourselves like men, O you Philistines, that you be not servants unto 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 unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not afraid of them: remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.

Numbers 13:20

And what the land is, whether it is rich or poor, whether there be wood in it, or not. And be of good courage, and bring 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 of a good courage: for unto this people shall you divide for an inheritance the land, which I swore unto their fathers to give them.

Joshua 1:9

Have not I commanded you? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be you dismayed: for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:18

Whosoever he be that does rebel against your commandment, and will not hearken unto your words in all that you command him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage.

1 Samuel 14:6

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

1 Samuel 14:12

And the men of the garrison answered Jonathan and his armorbearer, and said, Come up to us, and we will show you a thing. And Jonathan said unto his armorbearer, Come up after me: for the 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; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.

2 Samuel 16:10-11

And the king said, What have I to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah? so let him curse, because the LORD has said unto him, Curse David. Who shall then say, Why have you done so?

1 Chronicles 19:13

Be of good courage, and let us fight valiantly for our people, and for the cities of our God: and let the LORD do that which is good in his sight.

2 Chronicles 32:7

Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed by the king of Assyria, nor by all the multitude that is with him: for there are more with us than with him:

Job 1:21

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

Hebrews 13:6

So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

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