Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

If I make sharp my shining sword, and my hand is outstretched for judging, I will give punishment to those who are against me, and their right reward to my haters.

New American Standard Bible

If I sharpen My flashing sword, And My hand takes hold on justice, I will render vengeance on My adversaries, And I will repay those who hate Me.

King James Version

If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.

Holman Bible

when I sharpen My flashing sword,
and My hand takes hold of judgment,
I will take vengeance on My adversaries
and repay those who hate Me.

International Standard Version

I'll whet my shining sword, with my hands in firm grasp of judgment. I'll show vengeance on my adversary and repay those who keep on hating me.

A Conservative Version

if I whet my glittering sword, and my hand takes hold on judgment, I will render vengeance to my adversaries, and will recompense those who hate me.

American Standard Version

If I whet my glittering sword, And my hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine adversaries, And will recompense them that hate me.

Amplified

If I whet My lightning sword and My hand takes hold on judgment, I will wreak vengeance on My foes and recompense those who hate Me.

Darby Translation

If I have sharpened my gleaming sword, And my hand take hold of judgment, I will render vengeance to mine adversaries, And will recompense them that hate me.

Julia Smith Translation

If I sharpened the lightning of my sword, And my hand shall lay hold upon judgment, I will turn back vengeance to mine adversaries, And to those hating me I will requite,

King James 2000

If I whet my glittering sword, and my hand takes hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to my enemies, and will reward them that hate me.

Lexham Expanded Bible

When I sharpen {my flashing sword}, and my hand takes hold [of it] in judgment, {I will take reprisals against my foes}, and my haters I will repay.

Modern King James verseion

If I sharpen My glittering sword, and if My hand takes hold in judgment, I will give vengeance to My enemies and will reward those that hate Me.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If I whet the lightning of my sword, and mine hand take in hand to do justice, I will show vengeance on mine enemies and will reward them that hate me.

NET Bible

I will sharpen my lightning-like sword, and my hand will grasp hold of the weapon of judgment; I will execute vengeance on my foes, and repay those who hate me!

New Heart English Bible

if I whet my glittering sword, My hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to my adversaries, and will recompense those who hate me.

The Emphasized Bible

If I whet my flashing sword, And my hand take bold on justice, I will return vengeance unto mine adversaries, And them who hate me, will I requite:

Webster

If I shall whet my glittering sword, and my hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to my enemies, and will reward them that hate me.

World English Bible

if I whet my glittering sword, My hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to my adversaries, and will recompense those who hate me.

Youngs Literal Translation

If I have sharpened the brightness of My sword, And My hand doth lay hold on judgment, I turn back vengeance to Mine adversaries, And to those hating Me -- I repay!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If I whet
שׁנן 
Shanan 
Usage: 9

בּרק 
Baraq 
Usage: 21

חרב 
Chereb 
Usage: 413

and mine hand
יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

אחז 
'achaz 
Usage: 66

I will render
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

נקם 
Naqam 
Usage: 17

צר צר 
Tsar 
Usage: 109

and will reward
שׁלם 
Shalam 
Usage: 116

שׂנא 
Sane' 
Usage: 145

References

Context Readings

Moses' Song

40 For lifting up my hand to heaven I say, By my unending life, 41 If I make sharp my shining sword, and my hand is outstretched for judging, I will give punishment to those who are against me, and their right reward to my haters. 42 I will make my arrows red with blood, my sword will be feasting on flesh, with the blood of the dead and the prisoners, of the long-haired heads of my haters.



Cross References

Isaiah 66:16

For with fire and sword will the Lord come, judging all the earth, and his sword will be on all flesh: and great numbers will be put to death by him.

Psalm 7:12

If a man is not turned from his evil, he will make his sword sharp; his bow is bent and ready.

Isaiah 27:1

In that day the Lord, with his great and strong and cruel sword, will send punishment on Leviathan, the quick-moving snake, and on Leviathan, the twisted snake; and he will put to death the dragon which is in the sea.

Isaiah 34:5-6

For my sword in heaven is full of wrath: see, it is coming down on Edom, in punishment on the people of my curse.

Exodus 20:5

You may not go down on your faces before them or give them worship: for I, the Lord your God, am a God who will not give his honour to another; and I will send punishment on the children for the wrongdoing of their fathers, to the third and fourth generation of my haters;

Deuteronomy 5:9

You may not go down on your faces before them or give them worship: for I, the Lord your God, am a God who will not give his honour to another; and I will send punishment on the children for the wrongdoing of their fathers, to the third and fourth generation of my haters;

Deuteronomy 32:35

Punishment is mine and reward, at the time of the slipping of their feet: for the day of their downfall is near, sudden will be their fate.

Isaiah 1:24

For this reason the Lord, the Lord of armies, the Strong One of Israel, has said, I will put an end to my haters, and send punishment on those who are against me;

Isaiah 59:18

He will give them the right reward of their doings, wrath to his attackers, punishment to his haters, and even on the sea-lands he will send punishment.

Isaiah 66:6

There is a noise of war from the town, a sound from the Temple, the voice of the Lord giving punishment to his haters.

Jeremiah 50:29

Send for the archers to come together against Babylon, all the bowmen; put up your tents against her on every side; let no one get away: give her the reward of her work; as she has done, so do to her: for she has been uplifted in pride against the Lord, against the Holy One of Israel.

Ezekiel 21:9-15

Son of man, say as a prophet, These are the words of the Lord: Say, A sword, a sword which has been made sharp and polished:

Ezekiel 21:20

Put a pillar at the top of the road for the sword to come to Rabbah in the land of the children of Ammon, and to Judah and to Jerusalem in the middle of her.

Zephaniah 2:12

And you Ethiopians will be put to death by my sword.

Mark 1:2

Even as it is said in the book of Isaiah the prophet, See, I send my servant before your face, who will make ready your way;

Romans 1:30

Hated by God, full of pride, without respect, full of loud talk, given to evil inventions, not honouring father or mother,

Romans 8:7

Because the mind of the flesh is opposite to God; it is not under the law of God, and is not able to be:

2 Timothy 3:4

False to their friends, acting without thought, lifted up in mind, loving pleasure more than God;

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