Parallel Verses

Amplified

He makes nations great, and He destroys them; He enlarges nations [and then straitens and shrinks them again], and leads them [away captive].

New American Standard Bible

"He makes the nations great, then destroys them; He enlarges the nations, then leads them away.

King James Version

He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them again.

Holman Bible

He makes nations great, then destroys them;
He enlarges nations, then leads them away.

International Standard Version

He makes nations great, and then destroys them; he enlarges nations, but then sends them away to captivity.

A Conservative Version

He increases the nations, and he destroys them. He enlarges the nations, and he leads them captive.

American Standard Version

He increaseth the nations, and he destroyeth them: He enlargeth the nations, and he leadeth them captive.

Bible in Basic English

Increasing nations, and sending destruction on them; making wide the lands of peoples, and then giving them up.

Darby Translation

He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them; he spreadeth out the nations, and bringeth them in;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He multiplies the Gentiles and destroys them; he scatters the Gentiles and gathers them again.

Julia Smith Translation

Making great to the nations, and he will destroy them: he spread out to the nations, and he will guide them.

King James 2000

He increases the nations, and destroys them: he enlarges the nations, and leads them away.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He makes the nations great, then he destroys them; he expands the nations, then he guides them.

Modern King James verseion

He gives greatness to the nations, and destroys them. He spreads out the nations, and leads them away.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He both increaseth the people and destroyeth them; He maketh them to multiply, and driveth them away.

NET Bible

He makes nations great, and destroys them; he extends the boundaries of nations and disperses them.

New Heart English Bible

He increases the nations, and he destroys them. He enlarges the nations, and he leads them captive.

The Emphasized Bible

Who giveth greatness to nations, or destroyeth them, Who spreadeth out nations, or leadeth them into exile:

Webster

He increaseth nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth nations, and straiteneth them again.

World English Bible

He increases the nations, and he destroys them. He enlarges the nations, and he leads them captive.

Youngs Literal Translation

Magnifying the nations, and He destroyeth them, Spreading out the nations, and He quieteth them.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׂגא 
Saga' 
Usage: 2

the nations
גּי גּוי 
Gowy 
גּי גּוי 
Gowy 
Usage: 558
Usage: 558

שׁטח 
Shatach 
Usage: 6

נחה 
Nachah 
Usage: 39

References

Easton

Hastings

Context Readings

If You Want To Learn

22 He uncovers deep things out of darkness and brings into light black gloom and the shadow of death. 23 He makes nations great, and He destroys them; He enlarges nations [and then straitens and shrinks them again], and leads them [away captive]. 24 He takes away understanding from the leaders of the people of the land and of the earth, and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no path.



Cross References

Isaiah 9:3

You [O Lord] have multiplied the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before You like the joy in harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil [of battle].

Isaiah 26:15

You have increased the nation, O Lord; You have increased the nation. You are glorified; You have enlarged all the borders of the land.

Psalm 107:38

He blesses them also, so that they are multiplied greatly, and allows not their cattle to decrease.

Exodus 1:7

But the descendants of Israel were fruitful and increased abundantly; they multiplied and grew exceedingly strong, and the land was full of them.

Exodus 1:20

So God dealt well with the midwives and the people multiplied and became very strong.

Isaiah 27:6

In the days and generations to come Jacob shall take root; Israel shall blossom and send forth shoots and fill the whole world with fruit [of the knowledge of the true God].

Isaiah 51:2

Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who bore you; for I called him when he was but one, and I blessed him and made him many.

Isaiah 60:22

The least one shall become a thousand [a clan], and the small one a strong nation. I, the Lord, will hasten it in its [appointed] time.

Jeremiah 30:19

Out of them [city and palace] will come songs of thanksgiving and the voices of those who make merry. And I will multiply them, and they will not be few; I will also glorify them, and they will not be small.

Jeremiah 33:22

As the host of [the stars of] the heavens cannot be numbered nor the sand of the sea be measured, so will I multiply the offspring of David My servant and the Levites who minister to Me.

Zechariah 10:8

I will hiss for them [as the keeper does for his bees] and gather them in, for I have redeemed them, and they shall increase [again] as they have increased [before, in Egypt].

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