Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.

King James Version

And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Holman Bible

And if somebody overpowers one person, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not easily broken.

International Standard Version

If someone attacks one of them, the two of them together will resist. Furthermore, the tri-braided cord is not soon broken.

American Standard Version

And if a man prevail against him that is alone, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Amplified

And though a man might prevail against him who is alone, two will withstand him. A threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Bible in Basic English

And two attacked by one would be safe, and three cords twisted together are not quickly broken.

Darby Translation

And if a man overpower the one, the two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And if one prevails against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Julia Smith Translation

And if one shall become strong against him, two shall stand before him; and a three-fold thread shall not be quickly broken.

King James 2000

And if one prevails against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{Although an assailant may overpower one person, two may withstand him}. A threefold cord {is not easily broken}!

Modern King James verseion

And if one overthrows him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

One may be overcome, but two may make resistance: A threefold cable is not lightly broken.

NET Bible

Although an assailant may overpower one person, two can withstand him. Moreover, a three-stranded cord is not quickly broken.

New Heart English Bible

If a man prevails against one who is alone, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

The Emphasized Bible

And, though an enemy should prevail against one, two, might make a stand before him, - and, a threefold cord, cannot soon be broken.

Webster

And if one prevaileth against him, two shall withstand him; and a three-fold cord is not quickly broken.

World English Bible

If a man prevails against one who is alone, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Youngs Literal Translation

And if the one strengthen himself, the two stand against him; and the threefold cord is not hastily broken.

Interlinear

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

תּקף 
Taqaph 
Usage: 3

שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

him and a threefold
שׁלשׁ 
Shalash 
Usage: 9

חוּט 
Chuwt 
Usage: 7

is not quickly
מהרה 
M@herah 
Usage: 20

References

Context Readings

Friends And Family Can Help One Another In Life

11 Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? 12 And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart. 13 A poor yet wise lad is better than an old and foolish king who no longer knows how to receive instruction.


Cross References

Daniel 3:16-17

Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego replied to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to give you an answer concerning this matter.

2 Samuel 23:18-19

Abishai, the brother of Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief of the thirty. And he swung his spear against three hundred and killed them, and had a name as well as the three.

2 Samuel 23:23

He was honored among the thirty, but he did not attain to the three. And David appointed him over his guard.

2 Samuel 23:9

and after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David when they defied the Philistines who were gathered there to battle and the men of Israel had withdrawn.

2 Samuel 23:16

So the three mighty men broke through the camp of the Philistines, and drew water from the well of Bethlehem which was by the gate, and took it and brought it to David Nevertheless he would not drink it, but poured it out to the LORD;

Ephesians 4:3

being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

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