Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

Though they dig into Sheol, thence shall my hand take them; and though they climb up to the heavens, thence will I bring them down;

New American Standard Bible

“Though they dig into Sheol,
From there will My hand take them;
And though they ascend to heaven,
From there will I bring them down.

King James Version

Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down:

Holman Bible

If they dig down to Sheol,
from there My hand will take them;
if they climb up to heaven,
from there I will bring them down.

International Standard Version

"Even if they burrow into Sheol, from there my hand will find them. Even if they ascend to the heavens, from there I will bring them down.

A Conservative Version

Though they dig into Sheol, from there my hand shall take them, and though they climb up to heaven, from there I will bring them down.

American Standard Version

Though they dig into Sheol, thence shall my hand take them; and though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down.

Amplified


“Though they dig into Sheol [to hide in the deepest pit],
From there My hand will take them [for judgment];
And though they climb up to heaven [to hide in the realm of light],
From there will I bring them down [for judgment].

Bible in Basic English

Even if they go deep into the underworld, my hand will take them up from there; if they go up to heaven, I will get them down:

Julia Smith Translation

If they shall break through into hades, from thence shall my hand take them; and if they shall go up to the heavens, from thence I will bring them down.

King James 2000

Though they dig into sheol, there shall my hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, there will I bring them down:

Lexham Expanded Bible

If they dig into Sheol, from there my hand will take them, and [even] if they climb up [to] heaven, from there I will bring them down.

Modern King James verseion

If they dig into hell, there My hand shall take them. And if they go up to the heavens, I will bring them down from there.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Though they were buried in the hell, my hand shall fetch them from thence. Though they climb up to heaven, yet shall I cast them down.

NET Bible

Even if they could dig down into the netherworld, my hand would pull them up from there. Even if they could climb up to heaven, I would drag them down from there.

New Heart English Bible

Though they dig into Sheol, there my hand will take them; and though they climb up to heaven, there I will bring them down.

The Emphasized Bible

Though they break through into hades, from thence, shall my hand fetch them, - and, though they ascend the heavens, from thence, will I bring them down;

Webster

Though they dig into the place of the dead, thence shall my hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down:

World English Bible

Though they dig into Sheol, there my hand will take them; and though they climb up to heaven, there I will bring them down.

Youngs Literal Translation

If they dig through into sheol, From thence doth My hand take them, And if they go up the heavens, From thence I cause them to come down.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חתר 
Chathar 
dig, row
Usage: 8

שׁאל שׁאול 
Sh@'owl 
Usage: 65

יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

עלה 
`alah 
Usage: 890

to heaven
שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

References

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

Destruction Of Israel

1 I saw the Lord standing upon the altar; and he said, Smite the chapiter that the thresholds may shake; and break all of them in pieces, in the head; and I will slay the last of them with the sword: he that fleeth of them shall not get away by flight, and he that escapeth of them shall not be delivered. 2 Though they dig into Sheol, thence shall my hand take them; and though they climb up to the heavens, thence will I bring them down; 3 and though they hide themselves on the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, there will I command the serpent, and it shall bite them;


Cross References

Jeremiah 51:53

Though Babylon should mount up to the heavens, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from me shall spoilers come unto her, saith Jehovah.

Obadiah 1:4

Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith Jehovah.

Job 20:6

Though his height mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds,

Job 26:6

Sheol is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering.

Psalm 139:7-10

Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? and whither flee from thy presence?

Isaiah 2:19

And they shall go into the caves of the rocks, and into the holes of the earth, from before the terror of Jehovah, and from the glory of his majesty, when he shall arise to terrify the earth.

Isaiah 14:13-16

And thou that didst say in thy heart, I will ascend into the heavens, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit upon the mount of assembly, in the recesses of the north;

Jeremiah 49:16

Thy terribleness, the pride of thy heart, hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill. Though thou shouldest make thy nest high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith Jehovah.

Ezekiel 28:13-16

thou wast in Eden, the garden of God. Every precious stone was thy covering: the sardius, the topaz, and the diamond, the chrysolite, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the carbuncle, and the emerald, and gold. The workmanship of thy tambours and of thy pipes was in thee: in the day that thou wast created were they prepared.

Luke 10:18

And he said to them, I beheld Satan as lightning falling out of heaven.

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