Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

But as soon as he is established, his kingdom will be broken up and divided to the four winds of heaven, but not to his descendants; it will not be the same kingdom that he ruled, because his kingdom will be uprooted and will go to others besides them.

New American Standard Bible

"But as soon as he has arisen, his kingdom will be broken up and parceled out toward the four points of the compass, though not to his own descendants, nor according to his authority which he wielded, for his sovereignty will be uprooted and given to others besides them.

King James Version

And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled: for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those.

International Standard Version

However, after he has come to power, his kingdom will be broken and parceled out in all directions. It won't go to his succeeding descendants, nor will its power match how he ruled, because his sovereignty will be uprooted and given to successors besides them.

A Conservative Version

And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven, but not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion with which he ruled, for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even f

American Standard Version

And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven, but not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion wherewith he ruled; for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others besides these.

Amplified

And as soon as he has fully arisen, his [Alexander the Great's] kingdom shall be broken [by his death] and divided toward the four winds [the east, west, north, and south] of the heavens, but not to his posterity, nor according to the [Grecian] dominion which he ruled, for his kingdom shall be torn out and uprooted and go to others [to his four generals] to the exclusion of these.

Bible in Basic English

And when he has become strong, his kingdom will be broken and parted to the four winds of heaven; but not to his offspring, for it will be uprooted; and his kingdom will be for the others and not for these: but not with the same authority as his.

Darby Translation

And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of the heavens; but not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion wherewith he ruled; for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside these.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But when he is reigning, his kingdom shall be broken and shall be divided by the four winds of heaven, and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion by which he ruled; for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those.

Julia Smith Translation

And in his standing up his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided to the four winds of the heavens; and not to his latter state, and not according to his dominion which he ruled: for his kingdom shall be plucked up, and for others from besides these

King James 2000

And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; but not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled: for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others besides these.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But {as he rises in power}, his kingdom will be divided toward the four winds of heaven, but not to his posterity, and not according to his dominion [by] which he ruled, for his kingdom will be uprooted and [be given] {to others besides them}.

Modern King James verseion

And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken and shall be divided toward the four winds of the heavens. And it shall not be given to his sons, nor according to his power with which he ruled; for his kingdom shall be pulled up, even for others besides these.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And as soon as his kingdom cometh up, it shall be destroyed, and divided toward the four winds of the heaven. They that come after him shall not have such power and dominion as he: but his kingdom shall be scattered: yea, even among others than those.

NET Bible

Shortly after his rise to power, his kingdom will be broken up and distributed toward the four winds of the sky -- but not to his posterity or with the authority he exercised, for his kingdom will be uprooted and distributed to others besides these.

New Heart English Bible

When he shall arise, his kingdom shall be broken up, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven, but not to his posterity, nor according to his authority with which he ruled; for his kingdom shall be uprooted, and will go to others besides these.

The Emphasized Bible

but, when he hath arisen, his kingdom, shall be broken in pieces, and be divided, toward the four winds of the heavens, - but not to his own posterity, nor according to his own authority which he wielded, for his kingdom, shall be uprooted, even for others besides these.

Webster

And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided towards the four winds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled: for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those.

World English Bible

When he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of the sky, but not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion with which he ruled; for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others besides these.

Youngs Literal Translation

and according to his standing is his kingdom broken, and divided to the four winds of the heavens, and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion that he ruled, for his kingdom is plucked up -- and for others apart from these.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מלכיּה מלכת מלכוּת 
Malkuwth 
Usage: 91

שׁבר 
Shabar 
Usage: 148

and shall be divided
חצה 
Chatsah 
Usage: 15

toward the four
ארבּעה ארבּע 
'arba` 
Usage: 318

רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

of heaven
שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

and not to his posterity
אחרית 
'achariyth 
Usage: 61

משׁל 
Moshel 
Usage: 3

משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 81

מלכיּה מלכת מלכוּת 
Malkuwth 
Usage: 91

shall be plucked up
נתשׁ 
Nathash 
Usage: 21

אחר 
'acher 
Usage: 166

References

Watsons

Context Readings

A Survey Of The Kings Of The North And South

3 Then a warrior king will arise; he will rule a vast realm and do whatever he wants. 4 But as soon as he is established, his kingdom will be broken up and divided to the four winds of heaven, but not to his descendants; it will not be the same kingdom that he ruled, because his kingdom will be uprooted and will go to others besides them. 5 “The king of the South will grow powerful, but one of his commanders will grow more powerful and will rule a kingdom greater than his.



Cross References

Daniel 8:8

Then the male goat became very great, but when he became powerful, the large horn was shattered. Four conspicuous horns came up in its place, pointing toward the four winds of heaven.

Daniel 8:22

The four horns that took the place of the shattered horn represent four kingdoms. They will rise from that nation, but without its power.

Jeremiah 12:15

After I have uprooted them, I will once again have compassion on them and return each one to his inheritance and to his land.

Jeremiah 12:17

However, if they will not obey, then I will uproot and destroy that nation.”This is the Lord’s declaration.

Jeremiah 18:7

At one moment I might announce concerning a nation or a kingdom that I will uproot, tear down, and destroy it.

Daniel 7:2

Daniel said, “In my vision at night I was watching, and suddenly the four winds of heaven stirred up the great sea.

Job 20:5-7

the joy of the wicked has been brief
and the happiness of the godless has lasted only a moment?

Psalm 37:35-36

I have seen a wicked, violent man
well-rooted like a flourishing native tree.

Psalm 39:6

“Certainly, man walks about like a mere shadow.
Indeed, they frantically rush around in vain,
gathering possessions
without knowing who will get them.

Psalm 49:6-12

They trust in their wealth
and boast of their abundant riches.

Psalm 73:17-20

until I entered God’s sanctuary.
Then I understood their destiny.

Ecclesiastes 2:18-19

I hated all my work that I labored at under the sun because I must leave it to the man who comes after me.

Ecclesiastes 4:8

There is a person without a companion, without even a son or brother, and though there is no end to all his struggles, his eyes are still not content with riches. “So who am I struggling for,” he asks, “and depriving myself from good?” This too is futile and a miserable task.

Jeremiah 31:40

The whole valley—the corpses, the ashes, and all the fields as far as the Kidron Valley to the corner of the Horse Gate to the east—will be holy to the Lord. It will never be uprooted or demolished again.”

Jeremiah 45:4

“This is what you are to say to him: ‘This is what the Lord says: What I have built I am about to demolish, and what I have planted I am about to uproot—the whole land!

Daniel 7:6

“While I was watching, another beast appeared. It was like a leopard with four wings of a bird on its back. It had four heads and was given authority to rule.

Daniel 7:8

“While I was considering the horns, suddenly another horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. There were eyes in this horn like a man’s, and it had a mouth that spoke arrogantly.

Matthew 12:25

Knowing their thoughts, He told them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is headed for destruction, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.

Luke 12:20

“But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life is demanded of you. And the things you have prepared—whose will they be?’

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