Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Your bow was made bare,
The rods of chastisement were sworn. Selah.
You cleaved the earth with rivers.

King James Version

Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers.

Holman Bible

You took the sheath from Your bow;
the arrows are ready to be used with an oath.Selah
You split the earth with rivers.

International Standard Version

Your bow was exposed, and your arrows targeted by command. Interlude You split the earth with rivers.

A Conservative Version

Thy bow was made quite bare. The oaths to the tribes were a [sure] word. Selah. Thou split the earth with rivers.

American Standard Version

Thy bow was made quite bare; The oaths to the tribes were a'sure word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers.

Amplified

Your bow was made quite bare; sworn to the tribes [of Israel] by Your sure word were the rods of chastisement, scourges, and calamities. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! With rivers You cleaved the earth [bringing forth waters in dry places].

Bible in Basic English

Your bow was quite uncovered. Selah. By you the earth was cut through with rivers.

Darby Translation

Thy bow was made naked, The rods of discipline sworn according to thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers.

Julia Smith Translation

In nakedness thou shalt raise thy bow, the oaths of the tribes, he said. Silence. Thou wilt divide the earth with rivers.

King James 2000

Your bow was made quite ready, according to the oaths over your arrows. Selah. You did divide the earth with rivers.

Lexham Expanded Bible

You laid bare the nakedness of your bow, swearing oaths [with the] arrows of [your] word. You split the earth [with] rivers.

Modern King James verseion

You make Your bow naked, according to the oaths of the rods of Your Word. Selah. You have cut through the earth with rivers.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thou showedest thy bow openly, like as thou hadst promised with an oath unto the tribes. Selah. Thou didst divide the waters of the earth.

NET Bible

Your bow is ready for action; you commission your arrows. Selah. You cause flash floods on the earth's surface.

New Heart English Bible

You uncovered your bow. You called for your sworn arrows. Selah. You split the earth with rivers.

The Emphasized Bible

To nakedness, is bared thy bow, oaths of chastisement - song! Selah. With rivers, thou dost cleave open the land.

Webster

Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers.

World English Bible

You uncovered your bow. You called for your sworn arrows. Selah. You split the earth with rivers.

Youngs Literal Translation

Utterly naked Thou dost make Thy bow, Sworn are the tribes -- saying, 'Pause!' With rivers Thou dost cleave the earth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קשׁת 
Qesheth 
Usage: 75

עריה 
`eryah 
Usage: 6

עוּר 
`uwr 
Usage: 1

according to the oaths
שׁבוּעה 
Sh@buw`ah 
Usage: 30

of the tribes
מטּה מטּה 
Matteh 
Usage: 251

אמר 
'omer 
Usage: 6

סלה 
Celah 
Usage: 74

בּקע 
Baqa` 
Usage: 51

the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

References

American

Easton

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

The Prayer Of Habakkuk

8 Did the Lord rage against the rivers,
Or was Your anger against the rivers,
Or was Your wrath against the sea,
That You rode on Your horses,
On Your chariots of salvation?
9 Your bow was made bare,
The rods of chastisement were sworn. Selah.
You cleaved the earth with rivers.
10 The mountains saw You and quaked;
The downpour of waters swept by.
The deep uttered forth its voice,
It lifted high its hands.


Cross References

Psalm 7:12-13

If a man does not repent, He will sharpen His sword;
He has bent His bow and made it ready.

Psalm 78:15-16

He split the rocks in the wilderness
And gave them abundant drink like the ocean depths.

Psalm 105:41

He opened the rock and water flowed out;
It ran in the dry places like a river.

Genesis 15:18-21

On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying,
To your descendants I have given this land,
From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates:

Genesis 17:7-8

I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you.

Genesis 22:16-18

and said, “By Myself I have sworn, declares the Lord, because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your only son,

Genesis 26:3-4

Sojourn in this land and I will be with you and bless you, for to you and to your descendants I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore to your father Abraham.

Genesis 28:13-14

And behold, the Lord stood above it and said, “I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your descendants.

Exodus 17:6

Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink.” And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

Numbers 20:11

Then Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation and their beasts drank.

Deuteronomy 32:23

I will heap misfortunes on them;
I will use My arrows on them.

Psalm 35:1-3

A Psalm of David.
Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me;
Fight against those who fight against me.

Psalm 105:8-11

He has remembered His covenant forever,
The word which He commanded to a thousand generations,

Psalm 143:6

I stretch out my hands to You;
My soul longs for You, as a parched land. Selah.

Isaiah 51:9-10

Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord;
Awake as in the days of old, the generations of long ago.
Was it not You who cut Rahab in pieces,
Who pierced the dragon?

Isaiah 52:10

The Lord has bared His holy arm
In the sight of all the nations,
That all the ends of the earth may see
The salvation of our God.

Lamentations 2:4

He has bent His bow like an enemy;
He has set His right hand like an adversary
And slain all that were pleasant to the eye;
In the tent of the daughter of Zion
He has poured out His wrath like fire.

Luke 1:72-75

To show mercy toward our fathers,
And to remember His holy covenant,

1 Corinthians 10:4

and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which followed them; and the rock was Christ.

Hebrews 6:13-18

For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself,

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