Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Will they therefore empty their net
And continually slay nations without sparing?

King James Version

Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?

Holman Bible

Will they therefore empty their net
and continually slaughter nations without mercy?

International Standard Version

Is he to continue to empty his fishing net? Will he ever stop killing entire nations without mercy?"

A Conservative Version

Shall he therefore empty his net, and not spare to kill the nations continually?

American Standard Version

Shall he therefore empty his net, and spare not to slay the nations continually?

Amplified


Will they continue to empty their net
And [mercilessly] go on destroying nations without sparing?

Bible in Basic English

For this cause his net is ever open, and there is no end to his destruction of the nations.

Darby Translation

Shall he therefore empty his net, and not spare to slay the nations continually?

Julia Smith Translation

For this, will he empty his net; and he will not spare to slay the nations continually.

King James 2000

Shall they therefore empty their net, and continually slay the nations without mercy?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Will he therefore empty his fishnet and continually kill nations without showing mercy?

Modern King James verseion

Shall he then empty his net, and shall he not spare to continually slay nations?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore they cast out their net again, and never cease to slay the people.

NET Bible

Will he then continue to fill and empty his throw net? Will he always destroy nations and spare none?

New Heart English Bible

Will he therefore continually empty his net, and kill the nations without mercy?

The Emphasized Bible

Shall he, on this account, empty his net? And, the continual slaying of nations, deem to be no pity?

Webster

Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?

World English Bible

Will he therefore continually empty his net, and kill the nations without mercy?

Youngs Literal Translation

Doth he therefore empty his net, And continually to slay nations spare not?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רוּק 
Ruwq 
Usage: 19

and not spare
חמל 
Chamal 
Usage: 41

to slay
הרג 
Harag 
Usage: 166

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Habakkuk's Second Complaint

16 Therefore they offer a sacrifice to their net
And burn incense to their fishing net;
Because through these things their catch is large,
And their food is plentiful.
17 Will they therefore empty their net
And continually slay nations without sparing?


Cross References

Isaiah 14:6

Which used to strike the peoples in fury with unceasing strokes,
Which subdued the nations in anger with unrestrained persecution.

Isaiah 14:16-17

“Those who see you will gaze at you,
They will ponder over you, saying,
‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble,
Who shook kingdoms,

Isaiah 19:8

And the fishermen will lament,
And all those who cast a line into the Nile will mourn,
And those who spread nets on the waters will pine away.

Jeremiah 25:9-26

behold, I will send and take all the families of the north,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will send to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land and against its inhabitants and against all these nations round about; and I will utterly destroy them and make them a horror and a hissing, and an everlasting desolation.

Jeremiah 46:1-28

That which came as the word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the nations.

Jeremiah 52:1-34

Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem; and his mother’s name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.

Ezekiel 25:1-17

And the word of the Lord came to me saying,

Habakkuk 1:9-10

“All of them come for violence.
Their horde of faces moves forward.
They collect captives like sand.

Habakkuk 2:5-8

“Furthermore, wine betrays the haughty man,
So that he does not stay at home.
He enlarges his appetite like Sheol,
And he is like death, never satisfied.
He also gathers to himself all nations
And collects to himself all peoples.

Habakkuk 2:17

“For the violence done to Lebanon will overwhelm you,
And the devastation of its beasts by which you terrified them,
Because of human bloodshed and violence done to the land,
To the town and all its inhabitants.

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