Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Indeed, I am about to send snakes among you,
poisonous vipers that cannot be charmed.
They will bite you.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

New American Standard Bible

“For behold, I am sending serpents against you,
Adders, for which there is no charm,
And they will bite you,” declares the Lord.

King James Version

For, behold, I will send serpents, cockatrices, among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, saith the LORD.

International Standard Version

Look, I'll send snakes among you, vipers that cannot be charmed, and they'll bite you."

A Conservative Version

For, behold, I will send serpents, adders, among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, says LORD.

American Standard Version

For, behold, I will send serpents, adders, among you, which will not be charmed; and they shall bite you, saith Jehovah.

Amplified


“For behold, I am sending serpents among you,
Vipers which cannot be charmed,
And they will bite you,” says the Lord.

Bible in Basic English

See, I will send snakes and poison-snakes among you, against which the wonder-worker has no power; and they will give you wounds which may not be made well, says the Lord.

Darby Translation

For behold, I send among you serpents, vipers against which there is no charm, and they shall bite you, saith Jehovah.

Julia Smith Translation

For behold me sending serpents, vipers among you, which to them no hissing, and they bit you, says Jehovah.

King James 2000

For, behold, I will send serpents, adders, among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, says the LORD.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For look, I [am] letting loose among you snakes, adders for which there is no incantation, and they will bite you," {declares} Yahweh.

Modern King James verseion

For, behold, I will send serpents and adders among you, which will not be charmed; and they shall bite you, says Jehovah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Moreover, I will send Cockatrices and serpents among you which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you," sayeth the LORD.

NET Bible

The Lord says, "Yes indeed, I am sending an enemy against you that will be like poisonous snakes which cannot be charmed away. And they will inflict fatal wounds on you."

New Heart English Bible

For, behold, I will send serpents, adders, among you, which will not be charmed; and they shall bite you," says the LORD.

The Emphasized Bible

For behold me! sending among you serpents - vipers which there is no charming, - And they shall fatally bite you declareth Yahweh.

Webster

For behold, I will send serpents, cockatrices, among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, saith the LORD.

World English Bible

For, behold, I will send serpents, adders, among you, which will not be charmed; and they shall bite you, says Yahweh.

Youngs Literal Translation

For, lo, I am sending among you serpents, Vipers that have no charmer, And they have bitten you, an affirmation of Jehovah.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For, behold, I will send
שׁלח 
Shalach 
Usage: 848

נחשׁ 
Nachash 
Usage: 31

צפעני צפע 
Tsepha` 
Usage: 5

among you, which will not be charmed
לחשׁ 
Lachash 
Usage: 5

נשׁך 
Nashak 
Usage: 16

נאם 
N@'um 
Usage: 376

Context Readings

The Nation Longs For Yahweh's Help

16 From Dan the snorting of horses is heard.
At the sound of the neighing of mighty steeds,
the whole land quakes.
They come to devour the land and everything in it,
the city and all its residents.
17 Indeed, I am about to send snakes among you,
poisonous vipers that cannot be charmed.
They will bite you.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
18 My joy has flown away;
grief has settled on me.
My heart is sick.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 32:24

They will be weak from hunger,
ravaged by pestilence and bitter plague;
I will unleash on them wild beasts with fangs,
as well as venomous snakes that slither in the dust.

Psalm 58:4-5

They have venom like the venom of a snake,
like the deaf cobra that stops up its ears,

Numbers 21:6

Then the Lord sent poisonous snakes among the people, and they bit them so that many Israelites died.

Ecclesiastes 10:11

If the snake bites before it is charmed,
then there is no advantage for the charmer.

Isaiah 14:29

Don’t rejoice, all of you in Philistia,
because the rod of the one who struck you is broken.
For a viper will come from the root of a snake,
and from its egg comes a flying serpent.

Amos 5:19

It will be like a man who flees from a lion
only to have a bear confront him.
He goes home and rests his hand against the wall
only to have a snake bite him.

Amos 9:3

If they hide themselves
on the top of Carmel,
from there I will track them down
and seize them;
if they conceal themselves
from My sight on the sea floor,
from there I will command
the sea serpent to bite them.

Revelation 9:19

For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails, for their tails, which resemble snakes, have heads, and they inflict injury with them.

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