Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

that he feared greatly, because Gibeon was a great city, like one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all its men were mighty.

King James Version

That they feared greatly, because Gibeon was a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all the men thereof were mighty.

Holman Bible

So Adoni-zedek and his people were greatly alarmed because Gibeon was a large city like one of the royal cities; it was larger than Ai, and all its men were warriors.

International Standard Version

So they were terrified, since Gibeon was a large city, comparable to one of the royal cities, was larger than Ai, and all of its men had been warriors.

A Conservative Version

that they feared greatly, because Gibeon was a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all the men of it were mighty.

American Standard Version

that they feared greatly, because Gibeon was a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all the men thereof were mighty.

Amplified

He feared greatly, because Gibeon was a great city, like one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all its men were mighty.

Bible in Basic English

He was in great fear, because Gibeon was a great town, like one of the king's towns, greater than Ai, and all the men in it were men of war.

Darby Translation

that they feared greatly; for Gibeon was a great city, as one of the royal cities, and it was greater than Ai, and all its men were mighty.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

they feared greatly because Gibeon was a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all the men thereof were mighty.

Julia Smith Translation

And they will fear greatly, for a great city was Gibeon, as one of the cities of the kingdom, and that it was great above Ai, and all her men mighty.

King James 2000

That they feared greatly, because Gibeon was a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all the men thereof were mighty.

Lexham Expanded Bible

he became very afraid because Gibeon [was] a very large city, {like one of the royal cities}, and because it [was] larger than Ai, and all its men [were] mighty warriors.

Modern King James verseion

they feared greatly, because Gibeon was a great city, like one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all of its men were mighty.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

then they feared exceedingly, for Gibeon was a great city, as any city of the kingdom, and thereto greater than Ai, and all her men were mighty.

NET Bible

All Jerusalem was terrified because Gibeon was a large city, like one of the royal cities. It was larger than Ai and all its men were warriors.

New Heart English Bible

that they were very afraid, because Gibeon was a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all its men were mighty.

The Emphasized Bible

then feared they greatly, because Gibeon was, a great city, as one of the royal cities, - and because, it, was greater than Ai, and, all the men thereof, were mighty:

Webster

That they feared greatly, because Gibeon was a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all the men of it were mighty.

World English Bible

that they were very afraid, because Gibeon was a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all its men were mighty.

Youngs Literal Translation

that they are greatly afraid, because Gibeon is a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it is greater than Ai, and all its men -- heroes.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
גּבעון 
Gib`own 
Usage: 37

גּדל גּדול 
Gadowl 
Usage: 528

עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

as one
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

of the royal
ממלכה 
Mamlakah 
Usage: 117

עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

גּדל גּדול 
Gadowl 
Usage: 528

עיּת עיּא עי 
`Ay 
Usage: 40

and all the men
אנושׁ 
'enowsh 
Usage: 42

Context Readings

The Sun Stands Still At Gibeon

1 Now it came about when Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem heard that Joshua had captured Ai, and had utterly destroyed it (just as he had done to Jericho and its king, so he had done to Ai and its king), and that the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel and were within their land, 2 that he feared greatly, because Gibeon was a great city, like one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all its men were mighty. 3 Therefore Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem sent word to Hoham king of Hebron and to Piram king of Jarmuth and to Japhia king of Lachish and to Debir king of Eglon, saying,


Cross References

Exodus 15:14-16

"The peoples have heard, they tremble; Anguish has gripped the inhabitants of Philistia.

Deuteronomy 11:25

"No man will be able to stand before you; the LORD your God will lay the dread of you and the fear of you on all the land on which you set foot, as He has spoken to you.

Deuteronomy 28:10

"So all the peoples of the earth will see that you are called by the name of the LORD, and they will be afraid of you.

Joshua 2:9-13

and said to the men, "I know that the LORD has given you the land, and that the terror of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land have melted away before you.

Joshua 2:24

They said to Joshua, "Surely the LORD has given all the land into our hands; moreover, all the inhabitants of the land have melted away before us."

1 Samuel 27:5

Then David said to Achish, "If now I have found favor in your sight, let them give me a place in one of the cities in the country, that I may live there; for why should your servant live in the royal city with you?"

2 Samuel 12:26

Now Joab fought against Rabbah of the sons of Ammon and captured the royal city.

Psalm 48:4-6

For, lo, the kings assembled themselves, They passed by together.

Proverbs 1:26-27

I will also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your dread comes,

Proverbs 10:24

What the wicked fears will come upon him, But the desire of the righteous will be granted.

Hebrews 10:27

but a terrifying expectation of judgment and THE FURY OF A FIRE WHICH WILL CONSUME THE ADVERSARIES.

Hebrews 10:31

It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Revelation 6:15-17

Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains;

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