Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Cursed be he who does the work of LORD negligently, and cursed be he who keeps back his sword from blood.

New American Standard Bible

Cursed be the one who does the Lord’s work negligently,
And cursed be the one who restrains his sword from blood.

King James Version

Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.

Holman Bible

The one who does
the Lord’s business deceitfully is cursed,
and the one who withholds
his sword from bloodshed is cursed.

International Standard Version

Cursed is the one who is slack in doing the LORD's work. Cursed is the one who holds back his sword from shedding blood.

American Standard Version

Cursed be he that doeth the work of Jehovah negligently; and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.

Amplified


“Cursed is the one who does the work of the Lord negligently,
And cursed is the one who restrains his sword from blood [in executing the judgment of the Lord].

Bible in Basic English

Let him be cursed who does the Lord's work half-heartedly; let him be cursed who keeps back his sword from blood.

Darby Translation

Cursed be he that doeth the work of Jehovah negligently, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood!

Julia Smith Translation

Cursed he doing the work of Jehovah slothfully, and cursed he withholding his sword from blood.

King James 2000

Cursed is he that does the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed is he that keeps back his sword from blood.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[The one who] does the work of Yahweh [with] slackness [is] cursed, and [the one who] keeps away blood from his sword [is] cursed.

Modern King James verseion

Cursed is he who does the work of Jehovah deceitfully, and cursed is he who keeps back his sword from blood.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Cursed be he that doth the work of the LORD negligently; and cured be he that keepeth back his sword from shedding of blood.

NET Bible

A curse on anyone who is lax in doing the Lord's work! A curse on anyone who keeps from carrying out his destruction!

New Heart English Bible

Cursed is he who does the work of the LORD negligently; and cursed is he who keeps back his sword from blood.

The Emphasized Bible

Accursed be he that doeth the business of Yahweh carelessly; And, accursed be he that withholdeth his sword, from blood!

Webster

Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.

World English Bible

Cursed is he who does the work of Yahweh negligently; and cursed is he who keeps back his sword from blood.

Youngs Literal Translation

Cursed is he who is doing the work of Jehovah slothfully, And cursed is he Who is withholding his sword from blood.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ארר 
'arar 
Usage: 63

the work
מלאכה 
M@la'kah 
Usage: 167

of the Lord

Usage: 0

רמיּה 
R@miyah 
Usage: 15

and cursed
ארר 
'arar 
Usage: 63

be he that keepeth back
מנע 
mana` 
Usage: 29

חרב 
Chereb 
Usage: 413

References

Context Readings

A Message Concerning Moab

9 Give wings to Moab, that she may fly and get her away. And her cities shall become a desolation, without any to dwell therein. 10 Cursed be he who does the work of LORD negligently, and cursed be he who keeps back his sword from blood. 11 Moab has been at ease from his youth, and he has settled on his lees, and has not been emptied from vessel to vessel, nor has he gone into captivity. Therefore his taste remains in him, and his scent is not changed.


Cross References

1 Kings 20:42

And he said to him, Thus says LORD, Because thou have let go out of thy hand the man whom I had devoted to destruction, therefore thy life shall go for his life, and thy people for his people.

Judges 5:23

Curse ye Meroz, said the agent of LORD. Curse ye bitterly the inhabitants of it, because they did not come to the help of LORD, to the help of LORD against the mighty.

1 Samuel 15:3

Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not, but kill both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.

1 Samuel 15:9

But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them. But everything that was vile and refuse, that they dest

Numbers 31:14-18

And Moses was angry with the officers of the army, the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, who came from the service of the war.

1 Samuel 15:13-35

And Samuel came to Saul. And Saul said to him, Blessed be thou of LORD. I have performed the commandment of LORD.

2 Kings 13:19

And the man of God was angry with him, and said, Thou should have smitten five or six times. Then thou would have smitten Syria till thou had consumed it, whereas now thou shall smite Syria but thrice.

Jeremiah 47:6

O thou sword of LORD, how long will it be ere thou be quiet? Put up thyself into thy scabbard. Rest, and be still.

Jeremiah 50:25

LORD has opened his armory, and has brought forth the weapons of his indignation, for the Lord, LORD of hosts, has a work in the land of the Chaldeans.

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