Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And he smote Moab, and measured them with the line, making them to lay down on the ground. And he measured two lines to put to death, and one full line to keep alive. And the Moabites became servants to David, and brought tribute.

New American Standard Bible

He defeated Moab, and measured them with the line, making them lie down on the ground; and he measured two lines to put to death and one full line to keep alive. And the Moabites became servants to David, bringing tribute.

King James Version

And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with two lines measured he to put to death, and with one full line to keep alive. And so the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts.

Holman Bible

He also defeated the Moabites, and after making them lie down on the ground, he measured them off with a cord. He measured every two cord lengths of those to be put to death and one length of those to be kept alive. So the Moabites became David’s subjects and brought tribute.

International Standard Version

David also conquered Moab, then measured them with a cord, making them lie down on the ground. He executed everyone measured out in each two lengths' measurement of the cord, but spared the ones measured out by every third length. Then the Moabites were placed under servitude to David, and made to pay tribute.

American Standard Version

And he smote Moab, and measured them with the line, making them to lie down on the ground; and he measured two lines to put to death, and one full line to keep alive. And the Moabites became servants to David, and brought tribute.

Amplified

He defeated Moab, and measured them with a length of rope, making them lie down on the ground; he measured two lengths to [choose those to] put to death, and one full length to [choose those to] be kept alive. And the [surviving] Moabites became servants to David, bringing tribute.

Bible in Basic English

And he overcame the Moabites, and he had them measured with a line when they were stretched out on the earth; marking out two lines for death and one full line for life. So the Moabites became servants to David and gave him offerings.

Darby Translation

And he smote the Moabites, and measured them with a line, making them lie down on the ground; and he measured two lines to put to death, and one full line to keep alive. And the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts.

Julia Smith Translation

And he will smite Moab, and measure them with a cord, laying them down upon the earth; and he will measure with two cords to put to death, and a full cord to save alive. And Moab will be to David for servants, lifting up gifts.

King James 2000

And he struck Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with two lines measured he the ones to put to death, and with one full line the ones to keep alive. And so the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts.

Lexham Expanded Bible

When he defeated Moab, he measured them with the cord, making them lie on the ground. He measured two cords to kill and {the third cord} to let live. So Moab became servants of David, bringing tribute.

Modern King James verseion

And he struck Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground. Even with two lines he measured to put to death, and with one full line to keep alive. And the Moabites became David's servants, bringing gifts.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he beat the Moabites and measured them with a line, making them lie along the earth; so that he brought two parts of them to death, and let one part live. And so the Moabites became David's servants, and paid tribute.

NET Bible

He defeated the Moabites. He made them lie on the ground and then used a rope to measure them off. He put two-thirds of them to death and spared the other third. The Moabites became David's subjects and brought tribute.

New Heart English Bible

He struck Moab, and measured them with the line, making them to lie down on the ground; and he measured two lines to put to death, and one full line to keep alive. The Moabites became servants to David, and brought tribute.

The Emphasized Bible

And he smote Moab, and measured them with the line casting, them down to the ground, and be measured with two lines to put to death, and with one full line to keep alive, - so the Moabites became David's, as servants, bringing gifts.

Webster

And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with two lines he measured to put to death, and with one full line to keep alive. And so the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts.

World English Bible

He struck Moab, and measured them with the line, making them to lie down on the ground; and he measured two lines to put to death, and one full line to keep alive. The Moabites became servants to David, and brought tribute.

Youngs Literal Translation

And he smiteth Moab, and measureth them with a line, causing them to lie down on the earth, and he measureth two lines to put to death, and the fulness of the line to keep alive, and the Moabites are to David for servants, bearers of a present.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And he smote
נכה 
Nakah 
Usage: 501

מואב 
Mow'ab 
Usage: 181

and measured
מדד 
Madad 
Usage: 51

them with a line
חבל חבל 
Chebel 
Usage: 62

שׁכב 
Shakab 
Usage: 210

to the ground
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

even with two
שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

מדד 
Madad 
Usage: 51

he to put to death
מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

and with one full
מלו מלוא מלא 
M@lo' 
Usage: 37

to keep alive
חיה 
Chayah 
Usage: 264

And so the Moabites
מואב 
Mow'ab 
Usage: 181

דּויד דּוד 
David 
Usage: 1074

עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

and brought
נסה נשׂא 
Nasa' 
Usage: 653

Context Readings

David's Military Victories Continue

1 And after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them. And David took the bridle of the mother city out of the hand of the Philistines. 2 And he smote Moab, and measured them with the line, making them to lay down on the ground. And he measured two lines to put to death, and one full line to keep alive. And the Moabites became servants to David, and brought tribute. 3 David also smote Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his dominion at the River.


Cross References

Numbers 24:17

I see him, but not now. I behold him, but not near. There shall come forth a star out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite through the corners of Moab, and break down all the sons of tumult.

2 Samuel 8:6

Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus, and the Syrians became servants to David, and brought tribute. And LORD gave victory to David wherever he went.

1 Samuel 10:27

But certain worthless fellows said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no present. But he held his peace.

Psalm 60:8

Moab is my wash pot. Upon Edom I will cast my shoe. Philistia, shout thou because of me.

Judges 3:29-30

And they smote about ten thousand men of Moab at that time, every robust man, and every man of valor, and there escaped not a man.

1 Samuel 14:47

Now when Saul had taken the kingdom over Israel, he fought against all his enemies on every side, against Moab, and against the sons of Ammon, and against Edom, and against the kings of Zobah, and against the Philistines. And where

2 Samuel 8:12-14

of Syria, and of Moab, and of the sons of Ammon, and of the Philistines, and of Amalek, and of the spoil of Hadadezer, son of Rehob, king of Zobah.

2 Samuel 12:31

And he brought forth the people that were in it, and put them under saws, and under harrows of iron, and under axes of iron, and made them pass through the brick-kiln. And thus he did to all the cities of the sons of Ammon. And Dav

2 Kings 1:1

And Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab.

2 Kings 3:4-27

Now Mesha king of Moab was a sheep-master. And he rendered to the king of Israel the wool of a hundred thousand lambs, and of a hundred thousand rams.

2 Kings 17:3

Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against him. And Hoshea became his servant, and brought him tribute.

1 Chronicles 18:2

And he smote Moab, and the Moabites became servants to David, and brought tribute.

2 Chronicles 26:8

And the Ammonites gave tribute to Uzziah. And his name spread abroad even to the entrance of Egypt, for he grew exceedingly strong.

Psalm 72:10-11

The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall render tribute. The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

Psalm 108:9

Moab is my wash pot. Upon Edom I will cast my shoe. Over Philistia I will shout.

Isaiah 36:16

Hearken not to Hezekiah. For thus says the king of Assyria, Make your peace with me, and come out to me, and eat ye everyone of his vine, and everyone of his fig tree, and drink ye everyone the waters of his own cistern,

Psalm 83:6

the tents of Edom, and the Ishmaelites, Moab, and the Hagarenes,

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