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“How could one chase a thousand,
And two put ten thousand to flight,
Unless their Rock had sold them,
And the Lord had given them up?

New American Standard Bible

How could one chase a thousand,
And two put ten thousand to flight,
Unless their Rock had sold them,
And the Lord had given them up?

King James Version

How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?

Holman Bible

How could one man pursue a thousand,
or two put ten thousand to flight,
unless their Rock had sold them,
unless the Lord had given them up?

International Standard Version

How can one person chase a thousand of them and two put a myriad to flight, unless their Rock delivers them and the LORD gives them up?

A Conservative Version

How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight unless their Rock had sold them, and LORD had delivered them up?

American Standard Version

How should one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight, Except their Rock had sold them, And Jehovah had delivered them up?

Bible in Basic English

How would it be possible for one to overcome a thousand, and two to send ten thousand in flight, if their rock had not let them go, if the Lord had not given them up?

Darby Translation

How could one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight, Were it not that their Rock had sold them, And Jehovah had delivered them up?

Julia Smith Translation

How shall one chase a thousand; And two shall cause ten thousand to flee, If that their Rock had not sold them, And Jehovah delivered them up?

King James 2000

How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had given them up?

Lexham Expanded Bible

How could one chase a thousand and two could cause a myriad to flee, if their Rock had not sold them, and Yahweh had [not] given them up?

Modern King James verseion

How shall one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them and Jehovah had shut them up?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

How cometh it that one shall chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand of them to flight - except their rock had sold them, and because the LORD had delivered them.

NET Bible

How can one man chase a thousand of them, and two pursue ten thousand; unless their Rock had delivered them up, and the Lord had handed them over?

New Heart English Bible

How could one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had delivered them up?

The Emphasized Bible

Oh! how would one, have chased, a thousand! And, two, put, ten thousand to flight, - Were it not that their Rock had sold them, And, Yahweh, had abandoned them;

Webster

How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?

World English Bible

How could one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, and Yahweh had delivered them up?

Youngs Literal Translation

How doth one pursue a thousand, And two cause a myriad to flee! If not -- that their rock hath sold them, And Jehovah hath shut them up?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

רדף 
Radaph 
Usage: 143

אלף 
'eleph 
Usage: 504

and two
שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

רבבה 
R@babah 
Usage: 16

אלף 
'eleph 
Usage: 504

to flight
נוּס 
Nuwc 
Usage: 160


Usage: 0

צר צוּר 
Tsuwr 
Usage: 76

מכר 
Makar 
sell, seller, at all
Usage: 80

and the Lord

Usage: 0

References

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Moses' Song

29
“O that they were wise, that they understood this,
That they could discern their future and ultimate fate!
30 
“How could one chase a thousand,
And two put ten thousand to flight,
Unless their Rock had sold them,
And the Lord had given them up?
31
“For their rock is not like our Rock,
Even our enemies themselves judge this.



Cross References

Leviticus 26:8

Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will put ten thousand to flight; your enemies will fall before you by the sword.

Joshua 23:10

One of your men puts to flight a thousand, for the Lord your God is He who is fighting for you, just as He promised you.

Psalm 44:12


You sell Your people cheaply,
And have not increased Your wealth by their sale.

Isaiah 30:17


A thousand of you will flee at the threat of one man;
You will flee at the threat of five,
Until you are left like a flag on the top of a mountain,
And like a signal on a hill.

Judges 2:14

So the anger of the Lord burned against Israel, and He gave them into the hands (power) of plunderers who robbed them; and He sold them into the hands of their surrounding enemies, so that they could no longer stand [in opposition] before their enemies.

Judges 3:8

So the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and He sold them into the hand of Cushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia; and the Israelites served Cushan-rishathaim eight years.

Judges 7:22-23

When Gideon’s men blew the three hundred trumpets, the Lord set the sword of one [Midianite] against another even throughout the whole army; and the army fled as far as Beth-shittah toward Zererah, as far as the border of Abel-meholah, by Tabbath.

1 Samuel 14:15-17

And there was trembling in the [Philistine] camp, in the field, and among all the people; even the garrison and the raiding party trembled [in fear], and the earth quaked and it became a trembling and terror from God.

2 Chronicles 24:24

Though the army of the Arameans came with a small company of men, the Lord handed over a very large army into their hands, because Joash and Judah had abandoned (turned away from) the Lord, the God of their fathers. So the Arameans executed judgment against Joash.

Job 11:10


“If God passes by or arrests,
Or calls an assembly [of judgment], who can restrain Him?
[If He is against a man, who can call Him to account for it?]

Job 16:11


“God hands me over to criminals
And tosses me [headlong] into the hands of the wicked.

Psalm 31:8


And You have not given me into the hand of the enemy;
You have set my feet in a broad place.

Isaiah 50:1

The Lord declares this;

“Where is the certificate of divorce
By which I have sent your mother away, [O Israel]?
Or to which one of My creditors did I sell you [as slaves]?
In fact, You were sold for your wickedness [your sin, your injustice, your wrongdoing],
And for your transgressions your mother was sent away.

Isaiah 52:3

For the Lord says this, “You were sold for nothing and you will be redeemed, but not with money.”

Matthew 18:25

But because he could not repay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and his children and everything that he possessed, and payment to be made.

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