Parallel Verses

King James Version

And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it.

New American Standard Bible

"They mock at kings And rulers are a laughing matter to them They laugh at every fortress And heap up rubble to capture it.

Holman Bible

They mock kings, and rulers are a joke to them. They laugh at every fortress and build siege ramps to capture it.

International Standard Version

They make fun of kings, deriding those who rule. They laugh at all of the fortified places, constructing ramps to seize them.

A Conservative Version

Yea, he scoffs at kings, and rulers are a derision to him. He derides every stronghold, for he heaps up dust, and takes it.

American Standard Version

Yea, he scoffeth at kings, and princes are a derision unto him; he derideth every stronghold; for he heapeth up dust, and taketh it.

Amplified

They scoff at kings, and rulers are a derision to them; they ridicule every stronghold, for they heap up dust [for earth mounds] and take it.

Bible in Basic English

He makes little of kings, rulers are a sport to him; all the strong places are to be laughed at; for he makes earthworks and takes them.

Darby Translation

Yea, he scoffeth at kings, and princes are a scorn unto him; he derideth every stronghold: for he heapeth up dust, and taketh it.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And he shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto him, he shall deride every fortress and shall heap dust and take it.

Julia Smith Translation

And he shall scoff at kings, and princes a derision to him: at every fortress he shall deride, and he shall heap up dust and take it

King James 2000

And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every stronghold; for they shall heap up earth, and take it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And they themselves scoff at kings and rulers [are] a joke to them. They laugh at every fortification, and they heap up earth and take it.

Modern King James verseion

And they shall scoff at the kings, and the rulers shall be a scorn to them. They shall laugh at every stronghold, for he shall heap up dust and capture it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They shall mock the kings, and laugh the princes to scorn. They shall not set by any strong hold, for they shall lay ordinance against it, and take it.

NET Bible

They mock kings and laugh at rulers. They laugh at every fortified city; they build siege ramps and capture them.

New Heart English Bible

And they scoff at kings and deride rulers. He laughs at every stronghold, for he builds up an earthen ramp, and takes it.

The Emphasized Bible

And, he, over kings, will make merry, and, nobles, will be a scorn to him: he, at any fortress, will laugh, once he hath heaped up dust, he hath captured it!

Webster

And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn to them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it.

World English Bible

Yes, he scoffs at kings, and princes are a derision to him. He laughs at every stronghold, for he builds up an earthen ramp, and takes it.

Youngs Literal Translation

And at kings it doth scoff, And princes are a laughter to it, At every fenced place it doth laugh, And it heapeth up dust, and captureth it.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קלס 
Qalac 
Usage: 4

at the kings
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

and the princes
רזן 
Razan 
Usage: 6

shall be a scorn
משׂחק 
Mischaq 
Usage: 1

מבצרה מבצר 
Mibtsar 
Usage: 37

צבר 
Tsabar 
Usage: 7

עפר 
`aphar 
Usage: 110

and take
לכד 
Lakad 
Usage: 121

References

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Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

God's Answer To Habakkuk

9 They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand. 10 And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it. 11 Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power unto his god.


Cross References

2 Chronicles 36:6

Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and bound him in fetters, to carry him to Babylon.

2 Chronicles 36:10

And when the year was expired, king Nebuchadnezzar sent, and brought him to Babylon, with the goodly vessels of the house of the LORD, and made Zedekiah his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem.

Isaiah 14:16

They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

Jeremiah 32:24

Behold the mounts, they are come unto the city to take it; and the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans, that fight against it, because of the sword, and of the famine, and of the pestilence: and what thou hast spoken is come to pass; and, behold, thou seest it.

2 Kings 24:12

And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign.

2 Kings 25:6-7

So they took the king, and brought him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they gave judgment upon him.

Jeremiah 33:4

For thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the kings of Judah, which are thrown down by the mounts, and by the sword;

Jeremiah 52:4-7

And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it, and built forts against it round about.

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