Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it.

New American Standard Bible

There was a small city with few men in it and a great king came to it, surrounded it and constructed large siegeworks against it.

King James Version

There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it:

Holman Bible

There was a small city with few men in it. A great king came against it, surrounded it, and built large siege works against it.

International Standard Version

There was a little city with few men in it. A great king came against it, surrounded it, and built massive siege ramps against it.

A Conservative Version

There was a little city, and few men within it. And there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it.

Amplified

There was a little city with few men in it and a great king came against it and besieged it and built great battlements against it.

Bible in Basic English

There was a little town and the number of its men was small, and there came a great king against it and made an attack on it, building works of war round about it.

Darby Translation

There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and encompassed it, and built great bulwarks against it:

Julia Smith Translation

A little city, and men in it few; and a great king came against it, and surrounded it, and built against it great entrenchments:

King James 2000

There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it:

Lexham Expanded Bible

[There was] a small city with few people in it. A great king came and besieged it, building great siege works against it.

Modern King James verseion

There was a little city, and few men in it; and a great king came against it and besieged it, and built huge bulwarks against it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

There was a little city, and a few men within it: so there came a great king and besieged it, and made great bulwarks against it.

NET Bible

There was once a small city with a few men in it, and a mighty king attacked it, besieging it and building strong siege works against it.

New Heart English Bible

There was a little city, and few men within it; and a great king came against it, besieged it, and built great siege works against it.

The Emphasized Bible

A little city, and men therein few, - and there came against it a great king, and surrounded it, and built against it large siege-works;

Webster

There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it:

World English Bible

There was a little city, and few men within it; and a great king came against it, besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it.

Youngs Literal Translation

A little city, and few men in it, and a great king hath come unto it, and hath surrounded it, and hath built against it great bulwarks;

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Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קטן קטן 
Qatan 
Usage: 101

עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

and few
מעט מעט 
M@`at 
Usage: 101

men
אנושׁ 
'enowsh 
Usage: 42

within it and there came

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

a great
גּדל גּדול 
Gadowl 
Usage: 528

מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

against it, and besieged
סבב 
Cabab 
Usage: 157

it, and built
בּנה 
Banah 
Usage: 376

גּדל גּדול 
Gadowl 
Usage: 528

מצדה מצודה מצוד 
Matsowd 
Usage: 5

References

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Hastings

Context Readings

Wisdom'Although Vulnerable'Is Superior To Power

13 I have also seen wisdom under the sun on this wise, and it seemed great unto me: 14 There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it. 15 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.


Cross References

2 Samuel 20:15-22

And they came and besieged him in Abel of Beth-maacah, and they cast up a mound against the city, and it stood against the rampart; and all the people that were with Joab battered the wall, to throw it down.

2 Kings 6:24-20

And it came to pass after this, that Benhadad king of Syria gathered all his host, and went up, and besieged Samaria.

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