Parallel Verses

New Heart English Bible

The archers have sorely grieved him, shot at him, and persecute him:

New American Standard Bible

“The archers bitterly attacked him,
And shot at him and harassed him;

King James Version

The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:

Holman Bible

The archers attacked him,
shot at him, and were hostile toward him.

International Standard Version

Even though enemies attacked him, shooting at him and pursuing him viciously,

A Conservative Version

The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and persecute him,

American Standard Version

The archers have sorely grieved him, And shot at him, and persecute him:


“The [skilled] archers have bitterly attacked and provoked him;
They have shot [at him] and harassed him.

Bible in Basic English

He was troubled by the archers; they sent out their arrows against him, cruelly wounding him:

Darby Translation

The archers have provoked him, And shot at, and hated him;

Julia Smith Translation

This adversary will embitter him, and the lords of the arrows will lie in wait.

King James 2000

The archers have fiercely attacked him, and shot at him, and hated him:

Lexham Expanded Bible

{The archers} fiercely attacked him. They shot arrows [at him] and were hostile to him.

Modern King James verseion

The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and an archer lurks for him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The shooters have envied him and chide with him and hated him,

NET Bible

The archers will attack him, they will shoot at him and oppose him.

The Emphasized Bible

So they attack him and have shot, - So they enclose him, do the masters of arrows.


The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:

World English Bible

The archers have severely grieved him, shot at him, and persecute him:

Youngs Literal Translation

And embitter him -- yea, they have striven, Yea, hate him do archers;


Root Form
and shot
Usage: 2








Context Readings

Jacob Blesses His Twelve Sons

22 "Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine by a spring. His branches run over the wall. 23 The archers have sorely grieved him, shot at him, and persecute him: 24 But his bow remained strong. The arms of his hands were made strong, by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob, (from there is the shepherd, the stone of Israel),

Cross References

Genesis 37:24

and they took him, and threw him into the pit. The pit was empty. There was no water in it.

Genesis 37:28

Midianites who were merchants passed by, and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. They brought Joseph into Egypt.

Psalm 64:3

who sharpen their tongue like a sword, and aim their arrows, deadly words,

Genesis 37:4

His brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, and they hated him, and couldn't speak peaceably to him.

Genesis 37:18

They saw him afar off, and before he came near to them, they conspired against him to kill him.

Genesis 39:7-20

It happened after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph; and she said, "Lie with me."

Genesis 42:21

They said one to another, "We are certainly guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he begged us, and we wouldn't listen. Therefore this distress has come upon us."

Psalm 118:13

You pushed me back hard, to make me fall, but the LORD helped me.

John 16:33

I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have oppression; but cheer up. I have overcome the world."

Acts 14:22

confirming the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that through many afflictions we must enter into the Kingdom of God.

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