Parallel Verses

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?

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?

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?

Amplified

How could one have chased a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the Lord 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?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

How could one chase a thousand and two put ten thousands to flight if their strong One had not sold them, and the LORD had not 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 If only they were wise, they would figure it out;
they would understand their fate.
30 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?
31 But their “rock” is not like our Rock;
even our enemies concede.



Cross References

Leviticus 26:8

Five of you will pursue 100, and 100 of you will pursue 10,000; your enemies will fall before you by the sword.

Joshua 23:10

One of you routed a thousand because the Lord your God was fighting for you, as He promised.

Psalm 44:12

You sell Your people for nothing;
You make no profit from selling them.

Isaiah 30:17

One thousand will flee at the threat of one,
at the threat of five you will flee,
until you alone remain
like a solitary pole on a mountaintop
or a banner on a hill.

Judges 2:14

The Lord’s anger burned against Israel, and He handed them over to marauders who raided them. He sold them to the enemies around them, and they could no longer resist their enemies.

Judges 3:8

The Lord’s anger burned against Israel, and He sold them to Cushan-rishathaim king of Aram-naharaim, and the Israelites served him eight years.

Judges 7:22-23

When Gideon’s men blew their 300 trumpets, the Lord set the swords of each man in the army against each other. They fled to Beth-shittah in the direction of Zererah as far as the border of Abel-meholah near Tabbath.

1 Samuel 14:15-17

Terror spread through the Philistine camp and the open fields to all the troops. Even the garrison and the raiding parties were terrified. The earth shook, and terror spread from God.

2 Chronicles 24:24

Although the Aramean army came with only a few men, the Lord handed over a vast army to them because the people of Judah had abandoned Yahweh, the God of their ancestors. So they executed judgment on Joash.

Job 11:10

If He passes by and throws someone in prison
or convenes a court, who can stop Him?

Job 16:11

God hands me over to unjust men;
He throws me into the hands of the wicked.

Psalm 31:8

and have not handed me over to the enemy.
You have set my feet in a spacious place.

Isaiah 50:1

This is what the Lord says:Where is your mother’s divorce certificate
that I used to send her away?
Or who were My creditors that I sold you to?
Look, you were sold for your iniquities,
and your mother was put away
because of your transgressions.

Isaiah 52:3

For this is what the Lord says:
“You were sold for nothing,
and you will be redeemed without silver.”

Matthew 18:25

Since he had no way to pay it back, his master commanded that he, his wife, his children, and everything he had be sold to pay the debt.

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