Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"But the worthless, every one of them will be thrust away like thorns, Because they cannot be taken in hand;

King James Version

But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands:

Holman Bible

But all the wicked are like thorns raked aside; they can never be picked up by hand.

International Standard Version

But ungodly men are like thorns that are discarded because they cannot be safely handled.

A Conservative Version

But the worthless shall be as thorns to be thrust away, all of them, because they cannot be taken with the hand.

American Standard Version

But the ungodly shall be all of them as thorns to be thrust away, Because they cannot be taken with the hand;

Amplified

But wicked, godless, and worthless lives are all like thorns to be thrust away, because they cannot be taken with the hand.

Bible in Basic English

But the evil-doers, all of them, will be like thorns to be pushed away, because they may not be gripped in the hand:

Darby Translation

But the sons of Belial are all of them as thorns thrust away, Because they cannot be taken with hands;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

but those of Belial shall all be as thorns to be chased away, whom no one takes with the hand;

Julia Smith Translation

And Belial as the thorn thrusting out are all they, for they will not be taken by the hand.

King James 2000

But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands:

Lexham Expanded Bible

But evil persons [are] like thorns cast aside; all of them, because they cannot be picked up in the hand.

Modern King James verseion

But the wicked, all of them, shall be like a thorn thrust away, because they cannot be taken by the hand.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

when the unthrifty men are all of them as thorns taken out of their places, which cannot be taken with hands.

NET Bible

But evil people are like thorns -- all of them are tossed away, for they cannot be held in the hand.

New Heart English Bible

But all of the ungodly shall be as thorns to be thrust away, because they can't be taken with the hand,

The Emphasized Bible

But, as for the abandoned, like thorns to be tossed away are they all, - For, not with the hand, can they be taken;

Webster

But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands:

World English Bible

But all of the ungodly shall be as thorns to be thrust away, because they can't be taken with the hand,

Youngs Literal Translation

As to the worthless -- As a thorn driven away are all of them, For -- not by hand are they taken;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But the sons of Belial
בּליּעל 
B@liya`al 
Usage: 27

shall be all of them as thorns
קץ קוץ 
Qowts 
Usage: 12

נדד 
Nadad 
Usage: 28

לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

Context Readings

David Extols Yahweh

5 "Truly is not my house so with God? For He has made an everlasting covenant with me, Ordered in all things, and secured; For all my salvation and all my desire, Will He not indeed make it grow? 6 "But the worthless, every one of them will be thrust away like thorns, Because they cannot be taken in hand; 7 But the man who touches them Must be armed with iron and the shaft of a spear, And they will be completely burned with fire in their place."


Cross References

Genesis 3:18

"Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; And you will eat the plants of the field;

Deuteronomy 13:13

some worthless men have gone out from among you and have seduced the inhabitants of their city, saying, 'Let us go and serve other gods' (whom you have not known),

1 Samuel 2:12

Now the sons of Eli were worthless men; they did not know the LORD

2 Samuel 20:1

Now a worthless fellow happened to be there whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite; and he blew the trumpet and said, "We have no portion in David, Nor do we have inheritance in the son of Jesse; Every man to his tents, O Israel!"

Song of Songs 2:2

"Like a lily among the thorns, So is my darling among the maidens."

Isaiah 33:12

"The peoples will be burned to lime, Like cut thorns which are burned in the fire.

Ezekiel 2:6

"And you, son of man, neither fear them nor fear their words, though thistles and thorns are with you and you sit on scorpions; neither fear their words nor be dismayed at their presence, for they are a rebellious house.

Matthew 13:41

"The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness,

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