Parallel Verses

King James Version

And the woman took and spread a covering over the well's mouth, and spread ground corn thereon; and the thing was not known.

New American Standard Bible

And the woman took a covering and spread it over the well's mouth and scattered grain on it, so that nothing was known.

Holman Bible

Then his wife took the cover, placed it over the mouth of the well, and scattered grain on it so nobody would know anything.

International Standard Version

The man's wife grabbed a sheet, covered the mouth of the well with it, and spread some dried grain over it. As a result, nobody could tell it was a hiding place.

A Conservative Version

And the woman took and spread the covering over the well's mouth, and spread ground grain on it. And nothing was known.

American Standard Version

And the woman took and spread the covering over the well's mouth, and strewed bruised grain thereon; and nothing was known.

Amplified

And the woman spread a covering over the well's mouth and spread ground corn on it; and the thing was not discovered.

Bible in Basic English

And a woman put a cover over the hole, and put crushed grain on top of it, and no one had any knowledge of it.

Darby Translation

And the woman took and spread the covering over the well's mouth, and spread ground corn on it; and the thing was not known.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And the woman of the house took and spread a covering over the well's mouth and spread ground wheat upon it, and the thing was not known.

Julia Smith Translation

And the woman will take and spread the covering upon the mouth of the well and she will spread the medicine upon it; and the word will not be known.

King James 2000

And the woman took and spread a covering over the well's mouth, and spread ground grain thereon; and the thing was not known.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then the woman took and spread a covering over the opening of the well; then she spread out dried grain on it, so nothing was discovered.

Modern King James verseion

And the woman took and spread a covering over the well's mouth, and spread ground grain on it, and the thing was not known.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the wife took and spread a coverlet on the top of the well and strawed thereon steeped barley to dry. And the thing was not spied.

NET Bible

His wife then took the covering and spread it over the top of the well and scattered some grain over it. No one was aware of what she had done.

New Heart English Bible

The woman took and spread the covering over the well's mouth, and spread out bruised grain on it; and nothing was known.

The Emphasized Bible

and the woman took and spread the cover over the face of the well, and spread thereon her pounded corn, - so nothing was known.

Webster

And the woman took and spread a covering over the well's mouth, and spread ground corn upon it; and the thing was not known.

World English Bible

The woman took and spread the covering over the well's mouth, and spread out bruised grain on it; and nothing was known.

Youngs Literal Translation

and the woman taketh and spreadeth the covering over the face of the well, and spreadeth on it the ground corn, and the thing hath not been known.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the woman
נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

and spread
פּרשׂ 
Paras 
שׁטח 
Shatach 
Usage: 68
Usage: 6

מסך 
Macak 
Usage: 25

over the well's
בּאר 
@'er 
Usage: 37

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

רפה ריפה 
Riyphah 
Usage: 2

thereon and the thing
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

References

Context Readings

Ahithophel's Advice

18 Nevertheless a lad saw them, and told Absalom: but they went both of them away quickly, and came to a man's house in Bahurim, which had a well in his court; whither they went down. 19 And the woman took and spread a covering over the well's mouth, and spread ground corn thereon; and the thing was not known. 20 And when Absalom's servants came to the woman to the house, they said, Where is Ahimaaz and Jonathan? And the woman said unto them, They be gone over the brook of water. And when they had sought and could not find them, they returned to Jerusalem.



Cross References

Exodus 1:19

And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.

Joshua 2:4-24

And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There came men unto me, but I wist not whence they were:

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