Parallel Verses

King James 2000

And your handmaid had two sons, and they two strove together in the field, and there was none to part them, but the one struck the other, and slew him.

New American Standard Bible

Your maidservant had two sons, but the two of them struggled together in the field, and there was no one to separate them, so one struck the other and killed him.

King James Version

And thy handmaid had two sons, and they two strove together in the field, and there was none to part them, but the one smote the other, and slew him.

Holman Bible

“Your servant had two sons. They were fighting in the field with no one to separate them, and one struck the other and killed him.

International Standard Version

"I've been a widowed woman ever since my husband died," she answered. "Your humble servant used to have two sons, but they got into a fight out in the field. Because there was no one to keep them apart, one of them attacked the other and killed him.

A Conservative Version

And thy handmaid had two sons, and they two strove together in the field, and there was none to part them, but the one smote the other, and killed him.

American Standard Version

And thy handmaid had two sons, and they two strove together in the field, and there was none to part them, but the one smote the other, and killed him.

Amplified

Your maidservant had two sons, but the two of them struggled and fought in the field. There was no one to separate them, so one struck the other and killed him.

Bible in Basic English

And I had two sons, and the two of them had a fight in the field, and there was no one to come between them, and one with a blow put the other to death.

Darby Translation

And thy bondmaid had two sons, and they two strove together in the field, and there was none to part them, but the one smote the other and slew him.

Julia Smith Translation

And to thy servant two sons, and they two will strive in the field, and none delivering between them; and the one will smite the one and kill him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Your servant had two sons, and they both fought in the open field, and there [was] no one {to part them}. One struck the other and killed him.

Modern King James verseion

And your handmaid had two sons, and the two of them fought together in the field. And there was no deliverer between them, but the one struck the other and killed him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And thy handmaid had two sons which fought together in the fields where was no man to go between them, and the one slew the other.

NET Bible

Your servant has two sons. When the two of them got into a fight in the field, there was no one present who could intervene. One of them struck the other and killed him.

New Heart English Bible

Your handmaid had two sons, and they both fought together in the field, and there was no one to part them, but the one struck the other, and killed him.

The Emphasized Bible

Now, thy maidservant, had two sons, and they two strove together in the field, with none to tear them apart, - so the one smote the other, and slew him.

Webster

And thy handmaid had two sons, and they two strove together in the field, and there was none to part them, but the one smote the other and slew him.

World English Bible

Your handmaid had two sons, and they both fought together in the field, and there was no one to part them, but the one struck the other, and killed him.

Youngs Literal Translation

and thy maid-servant hath two sons; and they strive both of them in a field, and there is no deliverer between them, and the one smiteth the other, and putteth him to death;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

and they two
שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

נצה 
Natsah 
Usage: 11

in the field
שׂדי שׂדה 
Sadeh 
Usage: 333

and there was none to part
נצל 
Natsal 
Usage: 213

them, but the one
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

נכה 
Nakah 
Usage: 501

the other
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

and slew
מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Joab Plots To Reconcile David With Absalom

5 And the king said unto her, What ails you? And she answered, I am indeed a widow woman, and my husband is dead. 6 And your handmaid had two sons, and they two strove together in the field, and there was none to part them, but the one struck the other, and slew him. 7 And, behold, the whole family is risen against your handmaid, and they said, Deliver him that struck his brother, that we may kill him, for the life of his brother whom he slew; and we will destroy the heir also: and so they shall quench my ember which is left, and shall not leave to my husband either name or remnant upon the earth.


Cross References

Genesis 4:8

And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

Exodus 2:13

And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Why strike you your fellow?

Deuteronomy 22:26-27

But unto the young woman you shall do nothing; there is in the young woman no sin worthy of death: for as when a man rises against his neighbor, and slays him, even so is this matter:

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