Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

He leads priests away stripped, and overthrows the mighty.

New American Standard Bible

"He makes priests walk barefoot And overthrows the secure ones.

King James Version

He leadeth princes away spoiled, and overthroweth the mighty.

Holman Bible

He leads priests away barefoot
and overthrows established leaders.

International Standard Version

He leads away the priests naked and overthrows the ruling class.

American Standard Version

He leadeth priests away stripped, And overthroweth the mighty.


He leads away priests as spoil, and men firmly seated He overturns.

Bible in Basic English

He makes priests prisoners, overturning those in safe positions;

Darby Translation

He leadeth priests away spoiled, and overthroweth the mighty;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He leads priests away spoiled and overthrows the mighty.

Julia Smith Translation

Leading away priests stripped off, and he will overthrow the mighty.

King James 2000

He leads princes away plundered, and overthrows the mighty.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He leads priests away stripped, and he overthrows {the members of ancient families}.

Modern King James verseion

He leads priests away stripped, and overthrows the mighty.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He leadeth away the priests into captivity, and turneth the mighty upside down.

NET Bible

He leads priests away stripped and overthrows the potentates.

New Heart English Bible

He leads priests away stripped, and overthrows the mighty.

The Emphasized Bible

Who leadeth away priests as a spoil, and, men firmly seated, He overturneth:


He leadeth princes away spoiled, and overthroweth the mighty.

World English Bible

He leads priests away stripped, and overthrows the mighty.

Youngs Literal Translation

Causing ministers to go away a spoil And strong ones He overthroweth.


Root Form
He leadeth
Usage: 0

Usage: 750

שׁילל שׁוללo 
Usage: 3

Usage: 7



Context Readings

If You Want To Learn

18 He loosens the bond of kings, and he binds their loins with a belt. 19 He leads priests away stripped, and overthrows the mighty. 20 He removes the speech of the trustworthy, and takes away the understanding of the elders.

Cross References

Joshua 10:24

And it came to pass, when they brought forth those kings to Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said to the chiefs of the men of war who went with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings. A

Joshua 10:42

And all these kings and their land Joshua took at one time, because LORD, the God of Israel, fought for Israel.

1 Samuel 17:45-46

Then David said to the Philistine, Thou come to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a javelin, but I come to thee in the name of LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou have defied.

Job 24:22

Yet [God] preserves the mighty by his power. He rises up who has no assurance of life.

Job 34:28

so that they caused the cry of the poor to come to him, and he heard the cry of the afflicted.

Job 35:9

Because of the multitude of oppressions they cry out. They cry for help because of the arm of the mighty.

Isaiah 37:36-38

And the agent of LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and eighty-five thousand. And when men arose early in the morning, behold, these were all dead bodies.

Isaiah 45:1

Thus says LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held to subdue nations before him. And I will loose the loins of kings to open the doors before him. And the gates shall not be shut.

Revelation 17:14

These will war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, because he is Lord of lords and King of kings. And those with him are the called and chosen and faithful.

Revelation 19:19-21

And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies gathered together to make war against him who sits upon the horse, and against his army.

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