Parallel Verses

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.

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 someone overpowers one person, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not easily 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

Verse Info

Context Readings

Friends And Family Can Help One Another In Life

11 Again, if two lie close together, they will keep warm, but how can only one stay warm? 12 If someone attacks one of them, the two of them together will resist. Furthermore, the tri-braided cord is not soon broken. 13 A poor but wise youth is better than an old but foolish king who will no longer accept correction.


Cross References

Daniel 3:16-17

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered King Nebuchadnezzar, "It's not necessary for us to respond in this matter.

2 Samuel 23:18-19

Zeruiah's son Abishai, Joab's brother, was the lieutenant in charge of the platoons. He used his spear to fight and kill 300 men, gaining a reputation distinct from the Three.

2 Samuel 23:23

He was well known among the platoons, but he didn't measure up to the Three. David placed him in charge of his security detail.

2 Samuel 23:9

Next was Dodai the Ahohite's son Eleazar. Eleazar, who also was one of the Three, was with David when they challenged the Philistines. When the Philistines had assembled in battle array, the Israeli army retreated,

2 Samuel 23:16

So the Three elite warriors broke through the Philistine ranks, drew some water from the Bethlehem well that was next to the city gate, and brought it back to David. But he refused to drink it. Instead, he poured it out in the LORD's presence,

Ephesians 4:3

Do your best to maintain the unity of the Spirit by means of the bond of peace.

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