Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Let not him who bends his bow bend it,
Nor let him rise up in his scale-armor;
So do not spare her young men;
Devote all her army to destruction.

King James Version

Against him that bendeth let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifteth himself up in his brigandine: and spare ye not her young men; destroy ye utterly all her host.

Holman Bible

Don’t let the archer string his bow;
don’t let him put on his armor.
Don’t spare her young men;
completely destroy her entire army!

International Standard Version

Don't let the archer bend the bow; don't let him rise up in his armor. Don't spare her young men. Completely destroy her entire army.

A Conservative Version

Against [him who] bends let the archer bend his bow, and against [him who] lifts himself up in his coat of mail. And spare ye not her young men. Destroy ye utterly all her host.

American Standard Version

Against him that bendeth let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifteth himself up in his coat of mail: and spare ye not her young men; destroy ye utterly all her host.

Amplified


“Do not let him (the Chaldean defender) who bends his bow bend it,
Nor let him rise up in his coat of armor.
So do not spare her young men;
Devote her entire army to destruction.

Bible in Basic English

Against her the bow of the archer is bent, and he puts on his coat of metal: have no mercy on her young men, give all her army up to the curse.

Darby Translation

Against him that bendeth let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifteth himself up in his coat of mail; and spare not her young men: destroy utterly all her host.

Julia Smith Translation

Against him bending shall he bending, bend the bow, and against him going up in his coat of mail: and ye shall not spare to her young men; exterminate all her army.

King James 2000

Against him that bends let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifts himself up in his armor: and spare you not her young men; destroy you utterly all her army.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Let not him who bends the bow shoot his bow, and let him not rise high in his body armor. And you must not spare her young men; destroy her whole army.

Modern King James verseion

Do not let the treader fully tread his bow; nor lift himself up in his armor. And do not spare her young men; utterly destroy all her army.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Moreover, the LORD hath said unto the bowmen, and to them that climb over the walls in breastplates: He shall not spare her young men; kill down all her host.

NET Bible

Do not give her archers time to string their bows or to put on their coats of armor. Do not spare any of her young men. Completely destroy her whole army.

New Heart English Bible

Do not let him who bends the bow bend it; nor not let him rise up in his armor. And do not spare her young men; utterly destroy all her army.

The Emphasized Bible

Let not the archer tread his bow, Nor lift himself up in his coat of mail, - And do not spare her young men, Devote to destruction all her host.

Webster

Against him that bendeth let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifteth himself up in his coat of mail: and spare ye not her young men; destroy ye utterly all her host.

World English Bible

Against [him who] bends let the archer bend his bow, and against [him who] lifts himself up in his coat of mail: and don't spare her young men; utterly destroy all her army.

Youngs Literal Translation

Let not the treader tread his bow, Nor lift himself up in his coat of mail, Nor have ye pity on her young men, Devote ye to destruction all her host.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
let the archer
דּרך 
Darak 
Usage: 63

דּרך 
Darak 
Usage: 63

קשׁת 
Qesheth 
Usage: 75

עלה 
`alah 
Usage: 890

סרין 
Ciyron 
Usage: 2

and spare
חמל 
Chamal 
Usage: 41

ye not her young men
בּחר בּחוּר 
Bachuwr 
Usage: 46

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

A Message Concerning Babylon

2 And I will send unto Babylon fanners that shall fan her and shall empty her land; for in the day of trouble they shall be against her round about. 3 Let not him who bends his bow bend it,
Nor let him rise up in his scale-armor;
So do not spare her young men;
Devote all her army to destruction.
4 Thus the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans and those that are thrust through in her streets.



Cross References

Jeremiah 46:4

Harness the horses; and get up, ye horsemen, and stand forth with your helmets; furbish the spears, and put on the brigandines.

Jeremiah 50:14

Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about; all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows; for she has sinned against the LORD.

Jeremiah 50:21

Go up against the land of Merathaim, even against it and against the inhabitants of Pekod; waste and utterly destroy after them, said the LORD, and do according to all that I have commanded thee.

Deuteronomy 32:25

The sword without and terror within shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.

Psalm 137:9

Happy shall he be, that takes and dashes thy offspring against the stones.

Isaiah 13:10-18

For this reason the stars of the heavens and the lights thereof shall not shine: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not give forth her light.

Jeremiah 9:21

For death is come up into our windows and is entered into our palaces to cut off the children from without and the young men from the streets.

Jeremiah 50:27

Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter. Woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.

Jeremiah 50:29-30

Call together the archers against Babylon; all ye that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she has done, do unto her; for she has become proud against the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel.

Jeremiah 50:41-42

Behold, a people comes from the north, and a great nation and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.

James 2:13

For judgment without mercy shall be done unto the one that has shown no mercy; and mercy boasts against judgment.

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