Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

As when a man flees from a lion And a bear meets him, Or goes home, leans his hand against the wall And a snake bites him.

King James Version

As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

Holman Bible

It will be like a man who flees from a lion only to have a bear confront him. He goes home and rests his hand against the wall only to have a snake bite him.

International Standard Version

It will be like a man who runs from a lion, only to encounter a bear; or who comes home, leans his hand against a wall, and a serpent bites him!

A Conservative Version

As if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him, or went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

American Standard Version

As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

Amplified

It is as if a man fled from a lion and a bear met him, or went into the house and leaned with his hand against the wall and a serpent bit him.

Bible in Basic English

As if a man, running away from a lion, came face to face with a bear; or went into the house and put his hand on the wall and got a bite from a snake.

Darby Translation

as if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

As if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall and a serpent bit him.

Julia Smith Translation

According as a man will flee from the face of the lion and the bear struck upon him, and he came into the house and leaned his hand upon the wall, and the serpent bit him.

King James 2000

As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[It will be] as [if] a man fled from a lion and a bear met him; or he went [into] the house and leaned his hand against the wall and a snake bit him.

Modern King James verseion

as if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a snake bit him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Yea, like as when a man runneth from a lion, and a bear meeteth with him; or when he cometh into the house, and leaneth his hand upon the wall, a serpent biteth him.

NET Bible

Disaster will be inescapable, as if a man ran from a lion only to meet a bear, then escaped into a house, leaned his hand against the wall, and was bitten by a poisonous snake.

New Heart English Bible

As if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; Or he went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

New simplified Bible

Like a man who ran from a lion, and a bear met him! So he went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

The Emphasized Bible

As if a man should flee from the face of a lion, and there should meet him - a bear! or he should have entered the house, and leaned his hand upon the wall, and there should bite him - a serpent!

Webster

As if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

World English Bible

As if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; Or he went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a snake bit him.

Youngs Literal Translation

As when one fleeth from the face of the lion, And the bear hath met him, And he hath come in to the house, And hath leant his hand on the wall, And the serpent hath bitten him.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
As if a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
man , men , one , husband , any ,
Usage: 692

נוּס 
Nuwc 
Usage: 160

פּנים 
Paniym 
before , face , presence , because , sight , countenance , from , person , upon , of , ...me , against , ...him , open , for , toward ,
Usage: 2119

a lion
אריה ארי 
'ariy 
Usage: 80

and a bear
דּוב דּב 
Dob 
Usage: 12

met
פּגע 
Paga` 
Usage: 46

him or went

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

into the house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

and leaned
סמך 
Camak 
Usage: 48

יד 
Yad 
hand , by , consecrate , him , power , them , places , tenons , thee , coast , side ,
Usage: 1612

on the wall
קירה קר קיר 
Qiyr 
Usage: 74

and a serpent
נחשׁ 
Nachash 
Usage: 31

bit
נשׁך 
Nashak 
Usage: 16

References

Easton

Fausets

Morish

Context Readings

The Day Of Yahweh

18 Alas, you who are longing for the day of the LORD, For what purpose will the day of the LORD be to you? It will be darkness and not light; 19 As when a man flees from a lion And a bear meets him, Or goes home, leans his hand against the wall And a snake bites him. 20 Will not the day of the LORD be darkness instead of light, Even gloom with no brightness in it?


Cross References

Isaiah 24:17-18

Terror and pit and snare Confront you, O inhabitant of the earth.

Jeremiah 15:2-3

"And it shall be that when they say to you, 'Where should we go?' then you are to tell them, 'Thus says the LORD: "Those destined for death, to death; And those destined for the sword, to the sword; And those destined for famine, to famine; And those destined for captivity, to captivity."'

1 Kings 20:29-30

So they camped one over against the other seven days. And on the seventh day the battle was joined, and the sons of Israel killed of the Arameans 100,000 foot soldiers in one day.

Job 20:24-25

"He may flee from the iron weapon, But the bronze bow will pierce him.

Jeremiah 48:43-44

"Terror, pit and snare are coming upon you, O inhabitant of Moab," declares the LORD.

Amos 9:1-2

I saw the Lord standing beside the altar, and He said, "Smite the capitals so that the thresholds will shake, And break them on the heads of them all! Then I will slay the rest of them with the sword; They will not have a fugitive who will flee, Or a refugee who will escape.

Acts 28:4

When the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they began saying to one another, "Undoubtedly this man is a murderer, and though he has been saved from the sea, justice has not allowed him to live."



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