Parallel Verses

NET Bible

So David asked the Lord what he should do. This time the Lord said to him, "Don't march straight up. Instead, circle around behind them and come against them opposite the trees.

New American Standard Bible

When David inquired of the Lord, He said, “You shall not go directly up; circle around behind them and come at them in front of the balsam trees.

King James Version

And when David inquired of the LORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.

Holman Bible

So David inquired of the Lord, and He answered, “Do not make a frontal assault. Circle around behind them and attack them opposite the balsam trees.

International Standard Version

When David asked the LORD about it, he said, "Don't attack them directly. Instead, go around to the rear and attack them opposite those balsam trees.

A Conservative Version

And when David inquired of LORD, he said, Thou shall not go up. Make a circuit behind them, and come upon them opposite the mulberry trees.

American Standard Version

And when David inquired of Jehovah, he said, Thou shalt not go up: make a circuit behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry-trees.

Amplified

When David inquired of the Lord, He said, “You shall not go up, but circle around behind them and come at them in front of the balsam trees.

Bible in Basic English

And when David went for directions to the Lord, he said, You are not to go up against them in front; but make a circle round them from the back and come on them opposite the spice-trees.

Darby Translation

And David inquired of Jehovah; and he said, Thou shalt not go up; turn round behind them and come upon them opposite the mulberry-trees.

Julia Smith Translation

And David will ask in God, and he will say, Thou shalt not go up: turn about behind them and thou shalt cover against them from before the weepings

King James 2000

And when David inquired of the LORD, he said, You shall not go up; but go around behind them, and come upon them opposite the mulberry trees.

Lexham Expanded Bible

So David inquired of Yahweh, but he said, "You shall not go up. [Rather,] go around to their rear and come to them from opposite the balsam trees.

Modern King James verseion

And David inquired of Jehovah, and He said, You shall not go up, but go around behind them and come upon them over across from the weeping trees.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And David asked the LORD, and he said, "Go not. But compass them on the back side and come down upon them from the pear trees.

New Heart English Bible

When David inquired of the LORD, he said, "You shall not go up. Circle around behind them, and attack them over against the mulberry trees.

The Emphasized Bible

So David enquired of Yahweh, and he said - Thou shalt not go up, - Get round behind them, and come in upon them, over against the mulberry-trees.

Webster

And when David inquired of the LORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up: but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry-trees.

World English Bible

When David inquired of Yahweh, he said, "You shall not go up. Circle around behind them, and attack them over against the mulberry trees.

Youngs Literal Translation

and David asketh of Jehovah, and He saith, 'Thou dost not go up, turn round unto their rear, and thou hast come to them over-against the mulberries,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּויד דּוד 
David 
Usage: 1074

שׁאל שׁאל 
Sha'al 
Usage: 172

of the Lord

Usage: 0

he said

Usage: 0

Thou shalt not go up
עלה 
`alah 
Usage: 890

but fetch a compass
סבב 
Cabab 
Usage: 157

אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

them, and come

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

מל מואל מול מוּל 
Muwl 
Usage: 35

Context Readings

War With The Philistines

22 The Philistines again came up and spread out in the valley of Rephaim. 23 So David asked the Lord what he should do. This time the Lord said to him, "Don't march straight up. Instead, circle around behind them and come against them opposite the trees. 24 When you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the trees, act decisively. For at that moment the Lord is going before you to strike down the army of the Philistines."


Cross References

Joshua 8:2

Do to Ai and its king what you did to Jericho and its king, except you may plunder its goods and cattle. Set an ambush behind the city!"

Joshua 8:7

Then you rise up from your hiding place and seize the city. The Lord your God will hand it over to you.

1 Chronicles 14:14

So David again asked God what he should do. This time God told him, "Don't march up after them; circle around them and come against them in front of the trees.

Matthew 8:23-25

As he got into the boat, his disciples followed him.

Matthew 9:29-30

Then he touched their eyes saying, "Let it be done for you according to your faith."

John 9:6-7

Having said this, he spat on the ground and made some mud with the saliva. He smeared the mud on the blind man's eyes

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