Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD."

King James Version

He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.

Holman Bible

He was a powerful hunter in the sight of the Lord. That is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a powerful hunter in the sight of the Lord.”

International Standard Version

He became a fearless hunter in defiance of the LORD. That is why it is said, "Like Nimrod, a fearless hunter in defiance of the LORD."

A Conservative Version

He was a mighty hunter before LORD. Therefore it is said, Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before LORD.

American Standard Version

He was a mighty hunter before Jehovah: wherefore it is said, Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before Jehovah.

Amplified

He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; therefore it is said, Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the Lord.

Bible in Basic English

He was a very great bowman, so that there is a saying, Like Nimrod, a very great bowman.

Darby Translation

He was a mighty hunter before Jehovah; therefore it is said, As Nimrod, the mighty hunter before Jehovah!

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He was a powerful hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, Even as Nimrod, the powerful hunter before the LORD.

Julia Smith Translation

He was a strong taker of prey before the face of Jehovah; for this he will say, As Nimrod the strong hunter before the face of Jehovah.

King James 2000

He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: therefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He was a mighty hunter before Yahweh. Therefore it was said, "Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before Yahweh."

Modern King James verseion

He was a mighty hunter before Jehovah. Therefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before Jehovah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He was a mighty hunter in the sight of the LORD, whereof came the proverb "he is as Nimrod, that mighty hunter in the sight of the LORD."

NET Bible

He was a mighty hunter before the Lord. (That is why it is said, "Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the Lord.")

New Heart English Bible

He was a mighty hunter before the LORD. Therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the LORD."

The Emphasized Bible

he, became a hero of hunting before Yahweh, for this cause, it is said. Like Nimrod, a hero of hunting before Yahweh.

Webster

He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.

World English Bible

He was a mighty hunter before Yahweh. Therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before Yahweh."

Youngs Literal Translation

he hath begun to be a hero in the land; he hath been a hero in hunting before Jehovah; therefore it is said, 'As Nimrod the hero in hunting before Jehovah.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He was a mighty
גּבּר גּבּור 
Gibbowr 
Usage: 159

ציד 
Tsayid 
ציד 
Tsayid 
Usage: 19
Usage: 19

פּנים 
Paniym 
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119
Usage: 2119

the Lord

Usage: 0

it is said

Usage: 0

נמרד נמרוד 
Nimrowd 
Usage: 4

the mighty
גּבּר גּבּור 
Gibbowr 
Usage: 159

Context Readings

The 30 Descendants Of Ham

8 Now Cush became the father of Nimrod; he became a mighty one on the earth. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD." 10 The beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.



Cross References

Genesis 6:4

The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.

Genesis 6:11

Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence.

Genesis 13:13

Now the men of Sodom were wicked exceedingly and sinners against the LORD.

Genesis 25:27

When the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the field, but Jacob was a peaceful man, living in tents.

Genesis 27:30

Now it came about, as soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, and Jacob had hardly gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.

2 Chronicles 28:22

Now in the time of his distress this same King Ahaz became yet more unfaithful to the LORD.

Psalm 52:7

"Behold, the man who would not make God his refuge, But trusted in the abundance of his riches And was strong in his evil desire."

Jeremiah 16:16

"Behold, I am going to send for many fishermen," declares the LORD, "and they will fish for them; and afterwards I will send for many hunters, and they will hunt them from every mountain and every hill and from the clefts of the rocks.

Ezekiel 13:18

and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Woe to the women who sew magic bands on all wrists and make veils for the heads of persons of every stature to hunt down lives! Will you hunt down the lives of My people, but preserve the lives of others for yourselves?

Micah 7:2

The godly person has perished from the land, And there is no upright person among men All of them lie in wait for bloodshed; Each of them hunts the other with a net.

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