Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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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Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

God's Answer To Habakkuk

8 Their horses are swifter than leopards, and more cunning than wolves that attack at night. Their horsemen are galloping as they approach from far away. They swoop in like ravenous vultures. 9 "They all come to oppress hordes of them, their faces pressing onward they take prisoners as numerous as the desert sand! 10 They make fun of kings, deriding those who rule. They laugh at all of the fortified places, constructing ramps to seize them.


Cross References

Genesis 41:49

Joseph stored up so much grain like sand on the seashore in so much abundance! that he stopped keeping records because it was proving to be impossible to measure how much they were gathering.

Deuteronomy 28:51-52

Its army will consume the offspring of your animals and the produce of your soil until you are exterminated. They will leave you without your grain, wine, oil, the increase of your cattle, and the lamb of your flock, until you are completely destroyed.

Judges 7:12

The Midianites, the Amalekites, and certain groups from the east lay encamped in the valley, as thick as locusts. The number of their camels couldn't be calculated they seemed as numerous as the sand on the seashore.

Job 29:18

"I used to say: "I will die in my home. I'm going to live as many days as there are grains of sand on the shore.

Psalm 139:18

Were I to count them, they would number more than the sand. When I awake, I will be with you.

Isaiah 27:8

Measure by measure, in their exile you contended with them; with his fierce blast he removed them, as on a day when the east wind blows.

Jeremiah 4:7

A lion has gone up from his thicket, and a destroyer of nations has set out. He has left his place to make your land a waste. Your cities will be ruined, and without inhabitants.

Jeremiah 4:11

At that time, it will be told this people and to Jerusalem, "A scorching wind from the barren heights in the desert is coming toward my people, and it's not for winnowing or cleansing.

Jeremiah 5:15-17

People of Israel, I'm now bringing a nation from far away to attack you," declares the LORD. "It is an enduring nation, an ancient nation, a nation whose language you don't know. And you won't understand what they say.

Jeremiah 15:8

I'll make their widows more numerous than the sand of the sea. At noontime I'll send a destroyer against the mother of a young man. I'll cause terror and anguish to come to her unexpectedly.

Jeremiah 25:9

I'm now sending for all the tribes from the north, declares the LORD, and for my servant Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. I'll bring them against this land, against its inhabitants, and against all these surrounding nations. I'll utterly destroy them and make them an object of horror and scorn, and an everlasting desolation.

Jeremiah 34:22

Look, I'm in command of them,' declares the LORD, "and I'll bring them back to this city. They'll capture it and burn it with fire, and I'll turn the towns of Judah into desolate places without inhabitants.'"

Ezekiel 17:10

Look! Because it's a transplanted vine, won't it wither when the east wind hits it? It will surely wither in the terraces where it had started to sprout."'"

Ezekiel 19:12

Yet in anger it was uprooted and cast down to the earth. An east wind desiccated its fruit; its strong branches broke off and withered, and a fire consumed them.

Hosea 1:10

Despite this, the number of the people of Israel will be like ocean sand, which can neither be measured nor counted. And the time will come when instead of it being said, "You are not my people,' it will be said, "You are children of the living God.'

Hosea 13:15

Even though he is fruitful compared to his relatives, an east wind will come, the LORD's wind storm from the wilderness, and his spring will evaporate. His fountain will dry up, and the LORD's wind storm will plunder all the expensive vessels of the treasury.

Habakkuk 1:6

Watch out! For I am bringing in the Chaldeans, that cruel and impetuous people, who sweep across the earth dispossessing people from homes not their own.

Habakkuk 2:5-13

Moreover, just as wine leads astray the proud and powerful man, he remains restless; he has expanded his appetite like the afterlife or death itself, he is never satisfied. He gathers to himself all of the nations, taking captive all of the people for himself."

Romans 9:27

Isaiah also calls out concerning Israel, "Although the descendants of Israel are as numerous as the grains of sand on the seashore, only a few will be saved.

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