Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.

Holman Bible

All of them come to do violence;
their faces are set in determination.
They gather prisoners like sand.

International Standard Version

"They all come to oppress hordes of them, their faces pressing onward they take prisoners as numerous as the desert sand!

A Conservative Version

They come all of them for violence. The set of their faces is forwards, and they gather captives as the sand.

American Standard Version

They come all of them for violence; the set of their faces is forwards; and they gather captives as the sand.

Amplified


“They all come for violence;
Their horde of faces moves [eagerly] forward,
They gather prisoners like sand.

Bible in Basic English

They are coming all of them with force; the direction of their faces is forward, the number of their prisoners is like the sands of the sea.

Darby Translation

They come all of them for violence: the crowd of their faces is forwards, and they gather captives as the sand.

Julia Smith Translation

Wholly for violence shall he come: the host of their faces forwards, and he shall gather a captivity as the sand.

King James 2000

They shall all come for violence: their faces are set like the east wind, and they shall gather captives as the sand.

Lexham Expanded Bible

All of them come for violence, their faces pressing forward. They gather captives like the sand.

Modern King James verseion

All of him shall come for violence; the gathering of their faces is forward; and they gather captives like the sand.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They come all to spoil: out of them cometh an east wind, which bloweth and gathereth their captives, like as the sand.

NET Bible

All of them intend to do violence; every face is determined. They take prisoners as easily as one scoops up sand.

New Heart English Bible

All of them come for violence. Their hordes face the desert. He gathers prisoners like sand.

The Emphasized Bible

Solely for violence, will he come, the intent of their faces, is - To the east! And he hath gathered, as the sand, a captive host;

Webster

They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.

World English Bible

All of them come for violence. Their hordes face the desert. He gathers prisoners like sand.

Youngs Literal Translation

Wholly for violence it doth come in, Their faces swallowing up the east wind, And it doth gather as the sand a captivity.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

shall sup up
מגמּה 
M@gammah 
sup up
Usage: 1

as the east wind
קדם קדים 
Qadiym 
Usage: 69

אסף 
'acaph 
Usage: 199

the captivity
שׁבי 
Sh@biy 
Usage: 50

References

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Context Readings

God's Answer To Habakkuk

8 “Their horses are swifter than leopards
And keener than wolves in the evening.
Their horsemen come galloping,
Their horsemen come from afar;
They fly like an eagle swooping down to devour.
9 “All of them come for violence.
Their horde of faces moves forward.
They collect captives like sand.
10 “They mock at kings
And rulers are a laughing matter to them.
They laugh at every fortress
And heap up rubble to capture it.


Cross References

Genesis 41:49

Thus Joseph stored up grain in great abundance like the sand of the sea, until he stopped measuring it, for it was beyond measure.

Deuteronomy 28:51-52

Moreover, it shall eat the offspring of your herd and the produce of your ground until you are destroyed, who also leaves you no grain, new wine, or oil, nor the increase of your herd or the young of your flock until they have caused you to perish.

Judges 7:12

Now the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the sons of the east were lying in the valley as numerous as locusts; and their camels were without number, as numerous as the sand on the seashore.

Job 29:18

“Then I thought, ‘I shall die in my nest,
And I shall multiply my days as the sand.

Psalm 139:18

If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand.
When I awake, I am still with You.

Isaiah 27:8

You contended with them by banishing them, by driving them away.
With His fierce wind He has expelled them on the day of the east wind.

Jeremiah 4:7

“A lion has gone up from his thicket,
And a destroyer of nations has set out;
He has gone out from his place
To make your land a waste.
Your cities will be ruins
Without inhabitant.

Jeremiah 4:11

In that time it will be said to this people and to Jerusalem, “A scorching wind from the bare heights in the wilderness in the direction of the daughter of My people—not to winnow and not to cleanse,

Jeremiah 5:15-17

“Behold, I am bringing a nation against you from afar, O house of Israel,” declares the Lord.
“It is an enduring nation,
It is an ancient nation,
A nation whose language you do not know,
Nor can you understand what they say.

Jeremiah 15:8

“Their widows will be more numerous before Me
Than the sand of the seas;
I will bring against them, against the mother of a young man,
A destroyer at noonday;
I will suddenly bring down on her
Anguish and dismay.

Jeremiah 25:9

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 34:22

Behold, I am going to command,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will bring them back to this city; and they will fight against it and take it and burn it with fire; and I will make the cities of Judah a desolation without inhabitant.’”

Ezekiel 17:10

Behold, though it is planted, will it thrive? Will it not completely wither as soon as the east wind strikes it—wither on the beds where it grew?”’”

Ezekiel 19:12

‘But it was plucked up in fury;
It was cast down to the ground;
And the east wind dried up its fruit.
Its strong branch was torn off
So that it withered;
The fire consumed it.

Hosea 1:10

Yet the number of the sons of Israel
Will be like the sand of the sea,
Which cannot be measured or numbered;
And in the place
Where it is said to them,
“You are not My people,”
It will be said to them,
“You are the sons of the living God.”

Hosea 13:15

Though he flourishes among the reeds,
An east wind will come,
The wind of the Lord coming up from the wilderness;
And his fountain will become dry
And his spring will be dried up;
It will plunder his treasury of every precious article.

Habakkuk 1:6

“For behold, I am raising up the Chaldeans,
That fierce and impetuous people
Who march throughout the earth
To seize dwelling places which are not theirs.

Habakkuk 2:5-13

“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.

Romans 9:27

Isaiah cries out concerning Israel, “Though the number of the sons of Israel be like the sand of the sea, it is the remnant that will be saved;

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