Parallel Verses

New Heart English Bible

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

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 bare;
The rods of chastisement were sworn. Selah (pause, calmly think of that).
You split the earth with rivers [bringing waters to 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.

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 Was the LORD displeased with the rivers? Was your anger against the rivers, or your wrath against the sea, that you rode on your horses, on your chariots of salvation? 9 You uncovered your bow. You called for your sworn arrows. Selah. You split the earth with rivers. 10 The mountains saw you, and were afraid. The storm of waters passed by. The deep roared and lifted up its hands on high.


Cross References

Psalm 7:12-13

If a man doesn't relent, he will sharpen his sword; he has bent and strung his bow.

Psalm 78:15-16

He split rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink abundantly as out of the depths.

Psalm 105:41

He opened the rock, and waters gushed out. They ran as a river in the dry places.

Genesis 15:18-21

In that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your seed I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates:

Genesis 17:7-8

I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God to you and to your seed after you.

Genesis 22:16-18

and said, "I have sworn by myself, says 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 will bless you. For to you, and to your seed, I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.

Genesis 28:13-14

Behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, "I am the LORD, the God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac. The land whereon you lie, to you will I give it, and to your seed.

Exodus 17:6

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

Numbers 20:11

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

Deuteronomy 32:23

"I will heap evils on them. I will spend my arrows on them.

Psalm 35:1-3

Contend, 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 spread forth my hands to you. My soul thirsts for you, like a parched land. Selah.

Isaiah 51:9-10

Awake, awake, put on strength, arm of the LORD; awake, as in the days of old, the generations of ancient times. Isn't it you who cut Rahab in pieces, who pierced the monster?

Isaiah 52:10

The LORD has made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

Lamentations 2:4

He has bent his bow like an enemy; his right hand he has positioned like an adversary. He killed 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 towards our fathers, to remember his holy covenant,

1 Corinthians 10:4

and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of a spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ.

Hebrews 6:13-18

For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he could swear by none greater, he swore by himself,

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