Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Simeon and Levi are brothers;
Their swords are implements of violence.

King James Version

Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.

Holman Bible

Simeon and Levi are brothers;
their knives are vicious weapons.

International Standard Version

"Simeon and Levi are brothers; their swords are violent weapons.

A Conservative Version

Simeon and Levi are brothers, weapons of violence are their swords.

American Standard Version

Simeon and Levi are brethren; Weapons of violence are their swords.

Amplified

Simeon and Levi are brothers [equally headstrong, deceitful, vindictive, and cruel]; their swords are weapons of violence.

Bible in Basic English

Simeon and Levi are brothers; deceit and force are their secret designs.

Darby Translation

Simeon and Levi are brethren: Instruments of violence their swords.

Julia Smith Translation

Simon and Levi brethren; their swords instruments of violence.

King James 2000

Simeon and Levi are brothers; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Simeon and Levi [are] brothers; weapons of violence [are] their swords. Let me not come into their council.

Modern King James verseion

Simeon and Levi are brothers; tools of violence are their weapons.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The brethren Simeon and Levi, wicked instruments are their weapons.

NET Bible

Simeon and Levi are brothers, weapons of violence are their knives!

New Heart English Bible

"Simeon and Levi are brothers. Their swords are weapons of violence.

The Emphasized Bible

Simeon and Levi, are brethren, - Instruments of violence, are their agreements:

Webster

Simeon and Levi are brethren: instruments of cruelty are in, their habitations.

World English Bible

"Simeon and Levi are brothers. Their swords are weapons of violence.

Youngs Literal Translation

Simeon and Levi are brethren! Instruments of violence -- their espousals!

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁמעון 
Shim`own 
Usage: 44

and Levi
לוי 
Leviy 
Usage: 66

Context Readings

Jacob Blesses His Twelve Sons

4 Uncontrolled as water, you shall not have preeminence,
Because you went up to your father’s bed;
Then you defiled it—he went up to my couch.
5 Simeon and Levi are brothers;
Their swords are implements of violence.
6 Let my soul not enter into their council;
Let not my glory be united with their assembly;
Because in their anger they slew men,
And in their self-will they lamed oxen.


Cross References

Genesis 29:33-34

Then she conceived again and bore a son and said, “Because the Lord has heard that I am unloved, He has therefore given me this son also.” So she named him Simeon.

Genesis 34:25-31

Now it came about on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of Jacob’s sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers, each took his sword and came upon the city unawares, and killed every male.

Genesis 46:10-11

The sons of Simeon: Jemuel and Jamin and Ohad and Jachin and Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman.

Proverbs 18:9

He also who is slack in his work
Is brother to him who destroys.

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