Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

Prepare the table, appoint the watch; eat, drink: arise, ye princes, anoint the shield.

New American Standard Bible

They set the table, they spread out the cloth, they eat, they drink; "Rise up, captains, oil the shields,"

King James Version

Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield.

Holman Bible

Prepare a table, and spread out a carpet! Eat and drink! Rise up, you princes, and oil the shields!

International Standard Version

They set the tables; they spread the carpets; they eat, they drink! Get up, you officers! Oil the shields!"

A Conservative Version

They prepare the table, they set the watch, they eat, they drink. Rise up, ye rulers, anoint the shield.

American Standard Version

They prepare the table, they set the watch, they eat, they drink: rise up, ye princes, anoint the shield.

Amplified

They prepare the table, they spread the rugs, [and having] set the watchers [the revelers take no other precaution], they eat, they drink. Arise, you princes, and oil your shields [for your deadly foe is at the gates]!

Bible in Basic English

They make ready the table, they put down the covers, they take food and drink. Up! you captains; put oil on your breastplates.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink; arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield.

Julia Smith Translation

Set in order the table; view the watch-tower; eat, drink: arise ye chiefs, anoint the shield.

King James 2000

Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, you princes, and anoint the shield.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Set out the table in order! Spread out the rugs! Eat! drink! Rise up, commanders; smear [the] shield!

Modern King James verseion

Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink; arise, rulers. Anoint the shield.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

While they garnished the table, the watchman looked: and while he was eating and drinking it was said, "Up, ye Captains, take you to your shield."

NET Bible

Arrange the table, lay out the carpet, eat and drink! Get up, you officers, smear oil on the shields!

New Heart English Bible

They prepare the table. They set the watch. They eat. They drink. Rise up, you princes, oil the shield.

The Emphasized Bible

Ye thought to prepare the table - spread the mat - eat - drink! -- Arise ye chieftains anoint the shield!

Webster

Prepare the table, watch in the watch-tower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield.

World English Bible

They prepare the table. They set the watch. They eat. They drink. Rise up, you princes, oil the shield!

Youngs Literal Translation

Arrange the table, watch in the watch-tower, Eat, drink, rise, ye heads, anoint the shield,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the table
שׁלחן 
Shulchan 
Usage: 71

צפה 
Tsaphah 
Usage: 36

in the watchtower
צפית 
Tsaphiyth 
Usage: 1

eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

שׁתה 
Shathah 
Usage: 218

ye princes
שׂר 
Sar 
Usage: 421

and anoint
משׁח 
Mashach 
Usage: 72

Context Readings

The Fall Of Babylon

4 My heart panteth, horror affrighteth me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into trembling unto me. 5 Prepare the table, appoint the watch; eat, drink: arise, ye princes, anoint the shield. 6 For thus hath the Lord said unto me: Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth.


Cross References

Jeremiah 51:39

When they are heated, I will prepare their drink, and I will make them drunken, that they may exult, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith Jehovah.

Jeremiah 51:57

And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her governors, and her rulers, and her mighty men; and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is Jehovah of hosts.

Isaiah 13:2

Lift up a banner upon a bare mountain, raise the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may enter the gates of the nobles.

Isaiah 13:17-18

Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, who do not regard silver, and as for gold, they have no delight in it.

Isaiah 22:13-14

and behold joy and rejoicing, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die.

Isaiah 45:1-3

Thus saith Jehovah to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him and I will loose the loins of kings; to open before him the two-leaved doors, and the gates shall not be shut:

Jeremiah 51:11

Sharpen the arrows; take the shields. Jehovah hath stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes; for his purpose is against Babylon, to destroy it; for this is the vengeance of Jehovah, the vengeance of his temple.

Jeremiah 51:27-28

Lift up a banner in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare nations against her; call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the bristly caterpillars.

Daniel 5:1-5

Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his nobles, and drank wine before the thousand.

1 Corinthians 15:32

If, to speak after the manner of man, I have fought with beasts in Ephesus, what is the profit to me if those that are dead do not rise? let us eat and drink; for to-morrow we die.

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