Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Behold, I will cause the shadow on the stairway, which has gone down with the sun on the stairway of Ahaz, to go back ten steps.” So the sun’s shadow went back ten steps on the stairway on which it had gone down.

King James Version

Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone down.

Holman Bible

I am going to make the sun’s shadow that goes down on Ahaz’s stairway go back by 10 steps.” So the sun’s shadow went back the 10 steps it had descended.

International Standard Version

Watch! I will make the shadow on the steps of the upper dial of Ahaz that marks the sun go ten steps backwards."'" Then the sunlight turned back on the dial the ten steps by which it had gone down.

A Conservative Version

Behold, I will cause the shadow on the steps, which has gone down on the dial of Ahaz with the sun, to return backward ten steps. So the sun returned ten steps on the dial on which it had gone down.

American Standard Version

behold, I will cause the shadow on the steps, which is gone down on the dial of Ahaz with the sun, to return backward ten steps. So the sun returned ten steps on the dial whereon it was gone down.

Amplified

Behold, I will turn the shadow [denoting the time of day] on the steps or degrees, which has gone down on the steps or sundial of Ahaz, backward ten steps or degrees. And the sunlight turned back ten steps on the steps on which it had gone down.

Bible in Basic English

See, I will make the shade which has gone down on the steps of Ahaz with the sun, go back ten steps. So the shade went back the ten steps by which it had gone down.

Darby Translation

behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees which hath gone down with the sun on the dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned on the dial ten degrees, by which it had gone down.

Julia Smith Translation

Behold me turning back the shadow of the steps which will go down in the steps of Ahaz in the sun, backward ten steps. And the sun will turn back ten steps in the steps which it will go down.

King James 2000

Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which has gone down in the sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it had gone down.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Look! I will cause [the] shadow of the steps, which it had gone down on the steps of Ahaz with the sun, to turn backwards ten steps." And the sun turned back ten steps on the steps which it had gone down.

Modern King James verseion

behold, I will bring again the shadow of the steps, which has gone down in the sun dial of Ahaz, ten steps backward. So the sun returned ten steps, by which steps it had gone down.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Behold, I will return the shadow of Ahaz's dial, that now is laid out with the Sun, and bring it ten degrees backward.'" So the Sun turned ten degrees backward, the which he was desended afore.

NET Bible

Look, I will make the shadow go back ten steps on the stairs of Ahaz." And then the shadow went back ten steps.

New Heart English Bible

Behold, I will cause the shadow on the sundial, which has gone down on the sundial of Ahaz with the sun, to return backward ten steps. So the sun returned ten steps on the sundial on which it had gone down."'"

The Emphasized Bible

Behold me! causing the shadow on the steps, which hath come gone down on the steps of Ahaz with the sun, to return, backwards ten steps. So the sun returned ten steps, by the steps which it had come down.

Webster

Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which hath gone down on the sun-dial of Ahaz ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it had gone down.

World English Bible

Behold, I will cause the shadow on the sundial, which has gone down on the sundial of Ahaz with the sun, to return backward ten steps. So the sun returned ten steps on the sundial on which it had gone down."'"

Youngs Literal Translation

Lo, I am bringing back the shadow of the degrees that it hath gone down on the degrees of Ahaz, by the sun, backward ten degrees:' and the sun turneth back ten degrees in the degrees that it had gone down.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Behold, I will bring again
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

the shadow
צל 
Tsel 
Usage: 49

of the degrees
מעלה 
Ma`alah 
degree, steps, stairs, dial, by, come, stories, go up
Usage: 46

ירד 
Yarad 
Usage: 378

in the sun
שׁמשׁ 
Shemesh 
Usage: 134

מעלה 
Ma`alah 
degree, steps, stairs, dial, by, come, stories, go up
Usage: 46

of Ahaz
אחז 
'Achaz 
Usage: 41

ten
עשׂרה עשׂר 
`eser 
עשׂרה עשׂר 
`eser 
Usage: 174
Usage: 174

מעלה 
Ma`alah 
מעלה 
Ma`alah 
degree, steps, stairs, dial, by, come, stories, go up
degree, steps, stairs, dial, by, come, stories, go up
Usage: 46
Usage: 46

אחרנּית 
'achoranniyth 
Usage: 7

So the sun
שׁמשׁ 
Shemesh 
Usage: 134

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

מעלה 
Ma`alah 
degree, steps, stairs, dial, by, come, stories, go up
Usage: 46

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Hezekiah's Illness

7 And this shall be a sign unto thee from the LORD that the LORD will do this thing that he has spoken: 8 Behold, I will cause the shadow on the stairway, which has gone down with the sun on the stairway of Ahaz, to go back ten steps.” So the sun’s shadow went back ten steps on the stairway on which it had gone down. 9 The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick and was recovered of his sickness:


Cross References

Joshua 10:12-14

Then Joshua spoke unto the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.

2 Kings 20:9-11

And Isaiah said, This sign shalt thou have of the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that he has spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees or go back ten degrees?

2 Chronicles 32:24

In those days Hezekiah was sick unto the death and prayed to the LORD, who responded to him and gave him a sign.

2 Chronicles 32:31

However, because of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to enquire of the wonder that had happened in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart.

Matthew 16:1

The Pharisees and the Sadducees came to tempt him; they asked him to show them a sign from the heaven.

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