Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"They have cut down her forest," declares the LORD; "Surely it will no more be found, Even though they are now more numerous than locusts And are without number.

King James Version

They shall cut down her forest, saith the LORD, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the grasshoppers, and are innumerable.

Holman Bible

They will cut down her forest- [this is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration- though it is dense, for they are more numerous than locusts; they cannot be counted.

International Standard Version

They'll cut down her forest, though it's impenetrable," declares the LORD, "for they're more numerous than locusts, and there are too many of them to count.

A Conservative Version

They shall cut down her forest, says LORD, though it cannot be searched because they are more than the locusts, and are innumerable.

American Standard Version

They shall cut down her forest, saith Jehovah, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the locusts, and are innumerable.

Amplified

They shall cut down her forest, says the Lord, though it is impenetrable, because they [the invading army] are more numerous than locusts and cannot be counted.

Bible in Basic English

They will be cutting down her woods, for they may not be searched out; because they are like locusts, more than may be numbered.

Darby Translation

They shall cut down her forest, saith Jehovah, though it be impenetrable; for they are more than the locusts, and are innumerable.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

They shall cut down her forest, saith the LORD, for they cannot be counted because they are more than the locusts; they are innumerable.

Julia Smith Translation

They cut down her forest, says Jehovah, for it shall not be searched out, for they were many above the locust, and no number to them.

King James 2000

They shall cut down her forest, says the LORD, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the grasshoppers, and are innumerable.

Lexham Expanded Bible

They will cut down her forest," {declares} Yahweh, "for {it is impenetrable}. Yes, they are more numerous than locusts, and {they are without number}.

Modern King James verseion

They shall cut down her forest, says Jehovah, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the locusts and cannot be counted.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And they shall cut down her wood, sayeth the LORD, without any discretion. For they shall be more in number than the grasshoppers, so that no man shall be able to tell them.

NET Bible

The population of Egypt is like a vast, impenetrable forest. But I, the Lord, affirm that the enemy will cut them down. For those who chop them down will be more numerous than locusts. They will be too numerous to count.

New Heart English Bible

They shall cut down her forest, says the LORD, though it can't be searched; because they are more than the locusts, and are innumerable.

The Emphasized Bible

They have cut down her forest Declareth Yahweh, Surely he cannot be searched out, - For they have outnumbered locusts, and cannot be counted.

Webster

They shall cut down her forest, saith the LORD, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the grasshoppers, and are innumerable.

World English Bible

They shall cut down her forest, says Yahweh, though it can't be searched; because they are more than the locusts, and are innumerable.

Youngs Literal Translation

They have cut down her forest, An affirmation of Jehovah -- for it is not searched, For they have been more than the grasshopper, And they have no numbering.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
כּרת 
Karath 
Usage: 287

יער 
Ya`ar 
Usage: 58

נאם 
N@'um 
Usage: 376

the Lord

Usage: 0

חקר 
Chaqar 
Usage: 27

ארבּה 
'arbeh 
Usage: 24

Context Readings

Messages Concerning Egypt

22 "Its sound moves along like a serpent; For they move on like an army And come to her as woodcutters with axes. 23 "They have cut down her forest," declares the LORD; "Surely it will no more be found, Even though they are now more numerous than locusts And are without number. 24 "The daughter of Egypt has been put to shame, Given over to the power of the people of the north."



Cross References

Judges 7:12

Now the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the sons of the east were lying in the valley as numerous as locusts; and their camels were without number, as numerous as the sand on the seashore.

Judges 6:5

For they would come up with their livestock and their tents, they would come in like locusts for number, both they and their camels were innumerable; and they came into the land to devastate it.

Joel 2:25

"Then I will make up to you for the years That the swarming locust has eaten, The creeping locust, the stripping locust and the gnawing locust, My great army which I sent among you.

Isaiah 10:18

And He will destroy the glory of his forest and of his fruitful garden, both soul and body, And it will be as when a sick man wastes away.

Ezekiel 20:46

"Son of man, set your face toward Teman, and speak out against the south and prophesy against the forest land of the Negev,

Revelation 9:2-10

He opened the bottomless pit, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit.

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