Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

I will not drive them out from before thee in one year, lest the land become desolate, and the beasts of the field multiply against thee.

New American Standard Bible

I will not drive them out before you in a single year, that the land may not become desolate and the beasts of the field become too numerous for you.

King James Version

I will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee.

Holman Bible

I will not drive them out ahead of you in a single year; otherwise, the land would become desolate, and wild animals would multiply against you.

International Standard Version

I won't drive them out before you in a single year, so that the land does not become desolate and so that wild animals do not overrun you.

American Standard Version

I will not drive them out from before thee in one year, lest the land become desolate, and the beasts of the field multiply against thee.

Amplified

I will not drive them out before you in a single year, so that the land does not become desolate [due to lack of attention] and the [wild] animals of the field do not become too numerous for you.

Bible in Basic English

I will not send them all out in one year, for fear that their land may become waste, and the beasts of the field be increased overmuch against you.

Darby Translation

I will not drive them out from before thee in one year: lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee.

Julia Smith Translation

I will not drive them out from thy face in one year, lest the land shall be desolate, and the beast of the field multiply upon thee.

King James 2000

I will not drive them out from before you in one year; lest the land become desolate, and the beasts of the field multiply against you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become a desolation and {the wild animals} multiply against you.

Modern King James verseion

I will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become a waste, and the beast of the field multiply against you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I will not cast them out in one year, lest the land grow to a wilderness: and the beasts of the field multiply upon thee.

NET Bible

I will not drive them out before you in one year, lest the land become desolate and the wild animals multiply against you.

New Heart English Bible

I will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate, and the animals of the field multiply against you.

The Emphasized Bible

I will not drive them out from before thee, in one year, - lest the land should become a desolation, so would the wild-beast of the field multiply over thee.

Webster

I will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land should become desolate, and the beast of the field should multiply against thee.

World English Bible

I will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate, and the animals of the field multiply against you.

Youngs Literal Translation

I cast them not out from before thee in one year, lest the land be a desolation, and the beast of the field hath multiplied against thee;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I will not drive them out
גּרשׁ 
Garash 
Usage: 48

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

thee in one
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

שׁנה שׁנה 
Shaneh (in pl. only), 
year, not translated, yearly, yearly + , year , live , old ,
Usage: 811

lest the land
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

שׁממה שׁממה 
Sh@mamah 
Usage: 57

and the beast
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

of the field
שׂדי שׂדה 
Sadeh 
Usage: 333

Context Readings

Reasons For Loyal Obedience

28 And I will send the hornet before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee. 29 I will not drive them out from before thee in one year, lest the land become desolate, and the beasts of the field multiply against thee. 30 Little by little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 7:22

And LORD thy God will cast out those nations before thee little by little. Thou may not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee.

Joshua 15:63

And as for the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the sons of Judah could not drive them out, but the Jebusites dwell with the sons of Judah at Jerusalem to this day.

Joshua 16:10

And they did not drive out the Canaanites who dwelt in Gezer, but the Canaanites dwell in the midst of Ephraim to this day, and have become servants to do task work.

Joshua 17:12-13

Yet the sons of Manasseh could not drive out those cities, but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.

Judges 3:1-4

Now these are the nations which LORD left to prove Israel by them, (even as many [of Israel] as had not known all the wars of Canaan,

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