Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

Lo! like a lion, will he come up from the majesty of the Jordan, unto the pasture perennial, But I will wink - I will make him run away therefrom, Who then shall be the Chosen One whom over it, I may set in charge? For who shall be like unto, me? And who shall appoint me, a time? And who is the Shepherd that shall stand before, me?

New American Standard Bible

Behold, one will come up like a lion from the thickets of the Jordan against a perennially watered pasture; for in an instant I will make him run away from it, and whoever is chosen I shall appoint over it. For who is like Me, and who will summon Me into court? And who then is the shepherd who can stand against Me?”

King James Version

Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?

Holman Bible

“Look, it will be like a lion coming from the thickets of the Jordan to the watered grazing land. Indeed, I will chase Edom away from her land in a flash. I will appoint whoever is chosen for her. For who is like Me? Who will summon Me? Who is the shepherd who can stand against Me?”

International Standard Version

Look, like a lion comes up from the thicket of the Jordan to a pasture that grows year round, so I'll drive them away from her in an instant, and I'll appoint whomever is chosen over her. Indeed, who is like me? Who gives me counsel? Who is the shepherd who will stand against me?"

A Conservative Version

Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the pride of the Jordan against the strong habitation. For I will suddenly make them run away from it. And he who is chosen, him I will appoint over it. For who is like me, and who will app

American Standard Version

Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the pride of the Jordan against the strong habitation: for I will suddenly make them run away from it; and whoso is chosen, him will I appoint over it: for who is like me? and who will appoint me a time? and who is the shepherd that will stand before me?

Amplified

See, one will come like a lion from the thicket of the Jordan against the enduring habitation [of Edom] and its watered pastures; for in an instant I will make him (Edom) run from his land. I will appoint over him the one whom I choose. For who is like Me, and who will summon Me [into court] and prosecute Me [for this]? Who is the [earthly] shepherd who can stand [defiantly] before Me?”

Bible in Basic English

See, he will come up like a lion from the thick growth of Jordan against the resting-place of Teman: but I will suddenly make him go in flight from her; and I will put over her the man of my selection: for who is like me? and who will put forward his cause against me? and what keeper of sheep will be able to keep his place before me?

Darby Translation

Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of the Jordan against the strong habitation; for I will make them suddenly run away from it; and who is a chosen man whom I shall appoint over her? For who is like me? and who will assign me a time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?

Julia Smith Translation

Behold, as the lion he shall come up from the excellency of Jordan against the habitation of strength: for I will wink, I will cause him to run from her: and who the chosen I shall appoint to her? for who like me? and who shall testify for me? and who this shepherd which shall stand before me?

King James 2000

Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the thickets of Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will arraign me? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Look, like a lion he comes up from the thickets of the Jordan to {a pastureland by a constantly flowing stream}. So {I will chase him away hurriedly} from it. And whoever [is] chosen I will appoint over it. For who [is] like me, and who can summon me? And who [is] this, [the] shepherd who can stand {before me}?"

Modern King James verseion

Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan against the home of the strong. But I will suddenly make him run away from her. And who is a chosen one I may appoint over it? For who is like Me? And who will summon Me? And who is that shepherd who will stand before Me?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Behold, like as the Lion cometh up from the pleasant meadows of Jordan unto the green pastures of Etham, so will I drive him, and make him run against her. But who is the young man that I will ordain thereto? Who is like unto me? What is he that will strive with me? What shepherd may stand in my hands?

NET Bible

"A lion coming up from the thick undergrowth along the Jordan scatters the sheep in the pastureland around it. So too I will chase the Edomites off their land. Then I will appoint over it whomever I choose. For there is no one like me, and there is no one who can call me to account. There is no ruler who can stand up against me.

New Heart English Bible

Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the pride of the Jordan against the strong habitation: for I will suddenly make them run away from it; and whoever is chosen, him will I appoint over it: for who is like me? And who will appoint me a time? And who is the shepherd who will stand before me?

Webster

Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?

World English Bible

Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the pride of the Jordan against the strong habitation: for I will suddenly make them run away from it; and whoever is chosen, him will I appoint over it: for who is like me? and who will appoint me a time? and who is the shepherd who will stand before me?

Youngs Literal Translation

Lo, as a lion he cometh up, Because of the rising of the Jordan, Unto the enduring habitation, But I cause to rest, I cause him to run from off her, And who is chosen? concerning her I lay a charge, For who is like Me? and who conveneth Me? And who is this shepherd who standeth before Me?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Behold, he shall come up
עלה 
`alah 
Usage: 890

אריה ארי 
'ariy 
Usage: 80

גּאון 
Ga'own 
Usage: 49

of Jordan
ירדּן 
Yarden 
Usage: 182

of the strong
איתן 
'eythan 
Usage: 13

but I will suddenly
רגע 
Raga` 
Usage: 13

רוּץ 
Ruwts 
Usage: 103

from her and who is a chosen
בּחר 
Bachar 
Usage: 169

over her for who is like me and who will appoint me the time
יעד 
Ya`ad 
Usage: 29

and who is that shepherd
רעה 
Ra`ah 
Usage: 171

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Watsons

Context Readings

A Message Concerning Edom

18 Like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and her neighbours, Saith Yahweh, - There shall not dwell there - a man, Nor sojourn therein - any son of the earth-born. 19 Lo! like a lion, will he come up from the majesty of the Jordan, unto the pasture perennial, But I will wink - I will make him run away therefrom, Who then shall be the Chosen One whom over it, I may set in charge? For who shall be like unto, me? And who shall appoint me, a time? And who is the Shepherd that shall stand before, me? 20 Wherefore, hear ye The counsel of Yahweh which he hath counseled against Edom, And his devices which he hath devised against the inhabitants of Teman, - Surely the little ones of the flock shall drag them away, Surely he will cause their fold to be astounded over them.


Cross References

Jeremiah 12:5

If, with the footmen, thou hast run and they have wearied thee, How then wilt thou hotly contend with horses? Though in a safe land thou art confident, Yet how wilt thou deal with the proud banks of the Jordan?

Exodus 15:11

Who is, like unto thee, Majestic in holiness, - To be revered in praises, Doing a marvellous thing?

Joshua 3:15

then, as the bearers of the ark came as far as the Jordan, and, the feet of the priests who were bearing the ark, were dipped in the edge of the waters, - the Jordan being full over all his banks, all the days of harvest,

Job 9:19

If it regardeth vigour, bold is he! If justice, who could summon him?

Job 41:10

None so bold, that he will rouse him! Who then is he that, before me, can stand?

Jeremiah 4:7

There hath come up a lion out of his thicket, Yea, a destroyer of nations - hath set forward, hath come forth out of his place, - To make thy land a desolation, Thy cities, shall fall in ruins, so as to have no inhabitant.

Jeremiah 30:21

And, his illustrious one, shall spring, from himself, And his ruler, from his own midst, shall proceed, And I will bring him near and he shall approach unto me, - For who is there that hath pledged his own heart to approach unto me? Demandeth Yahweh:

Jeremiah 50:44-46

Lo! as a lion, shall he come up from the majesty of the Jordan, Unto the pasture perennial, But I will wink - I will make them run away therefrom, Who then shall be the Chosen One whom against it, I may set in charge? For who shall be like unto, me? And who shall appoint me, a time? And who is the Shepherd that shall stand before me?

1 Chronicles 12:15

These, are they who passed over the Jordan, in the first month, when, it, was full, over all its banks, - and they put to flight all them of the vales, to the east and to the west.

Job 9:21

I blameless? I should not know my own soul, I should despise my own life!

Job 23:3-7

Oh that I knew where I might find him! I would come even unto his dwelling-place;

Job 40:2-8

Shall a reprover contend, with the Almighty? He that disputeth with GOD, let him answer it!

Job 42:3-5

Who is it that hideth counsel without knowledge? Therefore, have I declared, but not understood, things too wonderful for me, which I could not know.

Psalm 76:7

As for thee, to be feared thou art! Who then shall stand before thee, because of the power of thine anger?

Psalm 89:6

For whom, in the skies, can one compare unto Yahweh? Or can one liken unto Yahweh, among the sons of the mighty?

Psalm 89:8

O Yahweh, God of hosts! Who, like thee, is mighty, O Yah! With thy faithfulness round about thee:

Psalm 113:5-6

Who is like Yahweh our God? that goeth on high to dwell,

Psalm 113:5

Who is like Yahweh our God? that goeth on high to dwell,

Isaiah 40:25

Unto whom then, can ye liken me, or can I be equal? Saith the Holy One.

Nahum 1:6

Before his indignation, who shall stand? And who shall abide the glow of his anger? His wrath, hath been poured forth like fire, and, the rocks, have been broken down because of him.

Zechariah 11:3

The noise of the howling of the shepherds, for spoiled is their majesty, - The noise of the roaring of the young lions, for spoiled are the proud banks of the Jordan.

Revelation 6:17

Because the great day of their anger is come, and who is able to stand?

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