Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

So Hanun took David's servants, and shaved off the one half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away.

New American Standard Bible

So Hanun took David’s servants and shaved off half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle as far as their hips, and sent them away.

King James Version

Wherefore Hanun took David's servants, and shaved off the one half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away.

Holman Bible

So Hanun took David’s emissaries, shaved off half their beards, cut their clothes in half at the hips, and sent them away.

International Standard Version

So Hanun arrested David's delegation, shaved off half of their beards, cut off their clothes at the waist line, and sent them away in disgrace.

American Standard Version

So Hanun took David's servants, and shaved off the one half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away.

Amplified

So Hanun took David’s servants and shaved off half their beards, and cut off their robes in the middle as far as their hips, and sent them away.

Bible in Basic English

So Hanun took David's servants, and after cutting off half the hair on their chins, and cutting off the skirts of their robes up to the middle, he sent them away.

Darby Translation

And Hanun took David's servants, and had the one half of their beards shaved off, and their raiment cut off in the midst, as far as their buttocks, and sent them away.

Julia Smith Translation

And Hanun will take David's servants, and shave half their beard, and cut off their garments in the half, even to their buttocks, and he will send them away.

King James 2000

Therefore Hanun took David's servants, and shaved off one half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then Hanun took the servants of David, and he shaved off half of their beards and cut their garments off in the middle up to their buttocks, then sent them away.

Modern King James verseion

And Hanun took David's servants and shaved off half their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle, to their buttocks, and sent them away.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore Hanun took David's servants and shaved off the one half of every man's beard and cut off their garments even in the middle, even hard by the buttocks of them and sent them away.

NET Bible

So Hanun seized David's servants and shaved off half of each one's beard. He cut the lower part of their robes off so that their buttocks were exposed, and then sent them away.

New Heart English Bible

So Hanun took David's servants, and shaved off the one half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away.

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore Hanun took David's servants, and shaved off half their beards, and cut off their upper garments in the middle, as far as their buttocks, - and let them go.

Webster

Wherefore Hanun took David's servants, and shaved off the one half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away.

World English Bible

So Hanun took David's servants, and shaved off the one half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away.

Youngs Literal Translation

And Hanun taketh the servants of David, and shaveth off the half of their beard, and cutteth off their long robes in the midst -- unto their buttocks, and sendeth them away;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חנוּן 
Chanuwn 
Usage: 11

לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

דּויד דּוד 
David 
Usage: 1074

עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

and shaved off
גּלח 
Galach 
Usage: 23

the one half
חצי 
Chetsiy 
Usage: 125

זקן 
Zaqan 
Usage: 19

and cut off
כּרת 
Karath 
Usage: 287

מדו 
medev 
Usage: 2

in the middle
חצי 
Chetsiy 
Usage: 125

שׁתה 
Shethah 
Usage: 2

References

Context Readings

The Ammonites Refuse David's Loyal Love

3 But the rulers of the sons of Ammon said to Hanun their lord, Think thou that David honors thy father, in that he has sent comforters to thee? Has not David sent his servants to thee to search the city, and to spy it out, and to ov 4 So Hanun took David's servants, and shaved off the one half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away. 5 When they told it to David, he sent to meet them, for the men were greatly ashamed. And the king said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards be grown, and then return.


Cross References

Isaiah 20:4

so shall the king of Assyria lead away the captives of Egypt, and the exiles of Ethiopia, young and old, naked and barefoot, and with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.

Isaiah 15:2

They have gone up to Bayith, and to Dibon, to the high places, to weep. Moab wails over Nebo, and over Medeba. On all their heads is baldness. Every beard is cut off.

Leviticus 19:27

Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, nor shall thou mar the corners of thy beard.

Jeremiah 41:5

that men came from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria, even eighty men, having their beards shaven and their clothes torn, and having cut themselves, with meal-offerings and frankincense in their hand, to bring them to the hous

1 Chronicles 19:3-4

But the rulers of the sons of Ammon said to Hanun, Do thou think that David honors thy father, in that he has sent comforters to thee? Have not his servants come to thee to search, and to overthrow, and to spy out the land?

Psalm 109:4-5

For my love they are my adversaries, but I [make] prayer.

Isaiah 47:2-3

Take the millstones, and grind meal. Remove thy veil, strip off the train, uncover the leg, pass through the rivers.

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