Parallel Verses

Amplified

When I saw among the spoils an attractive mantle from Shinar and two hundred shekels of silver and a bar of gold weighing fifty shekels, I coveted them and took them. Behold, they are hidden in the earth inside my tent, with the silver underneath.

New American Standard Bible

when I saw among the spoil a beautiful mantle from Shinar and two hundred shekels of silver and a bar of gold fifty shekels in weight, then I coveted them and took them; and behold, they are concealed in the earth inside my tent with the silver underneath it."

King James Version

When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.

Holman Bible

When I saw among the spoils a beautiful cloak from Babylon, 200 silver shekels, and a bar of gold weighing 50 shekels, I coveted them and took them. You can see for yourself. They are concealed in the ground inside my tent, with the money under the cloak.”

International Standard Version

I noticed among the war spoils a beautiful mantle from Shinar, 200 shekels of silver, and a bar of gold weighing 50 shekels. Because I wanted them, I took them, and they're buried in the ground inside my tent. The silver is underneath."

A Conservative Version

When I saw among the spoil a goodly Babylon mantle, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them. And, behold, they are hid in the ground in the midst of my tent

American Standard Version

when I saw among the spoil a goodly Babylonish mantle, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.

Bible in Basic English

When I saw among their goods a fair robe of Babylon and two hundred shekels of silver, and a mass of gold, fifty shekels in weight, I was overcome by desire and took them; and they are put away in the earth in my tent, and the silver is under it.

Darby Translation

I saw among the spoils a beautiful mantle of Shinar, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a golden bar of fifty shekels weight, and I coveted them and took them; and behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment and two hundred shekels of silver and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.

Julia Smith Translation

And I shall see in the plunder a wide cloak of Shinar, a good one, and two hundred shekels of silver and one tongue of gold of fifty shekels from its weight, and I shall desire them, and shall take them, and behold them hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.

King James 2000

When I saw among the spoils a beautiful Babylonian garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I saw among the spoil a beautiful robe from Shinar, two hundred shekels of silver, and one bar of gold [that] weighed fifty shekels; I coveted them and took them. They [are] hidden in the ground inside my tent, and the silver [is] under it."

Modern King James verseion

When I saw among the spoil a goodly robe of Shinar, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, I coveted them and took them. And behold, they are hidden in the earth in the middle of my tent, and the silver under it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I saw among the spoil a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundredth sicles of silver, and a tongue of gold of fifty sicles weight: and I coveted them, and I took them. And behold they lie hid in the earth in my tent and the silver thereunder."

NET Bible

I saw among the goods we seized a nice robe from Babylon, two hundred silver pieces, and a bar of gold weighing fifty shekels. I wanted them, so I took them. They are hidden in the ground right in the middle of my tent with the silver underneath."

New Heart English Bible

When I saw among the spoil a beautiful garment from Shinar, two hundred shekels of silver, and a bar of gold weighing fifty shekels, then I coveted them and took them. Behold, they are hidden in the ground in the middle of my tent, with the silver under it."

The Emphasized Bible

When I saw among the spoil a certain goodly mantle of Babylonia and two hundred shekels of silver and a certain wedge of gold - fifty shekels the weight thereof, then I coveted them, then I took them, - and, there they are, hid in the earth, in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.

Webster

When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them, and behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.

World English Bible

When I saw among the spoil a beautiful Babylonian robe, two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold weighing fifty shekels, then I coveted them and took them. Behold, they are hidden in the ground in the middle of my tent, with the silver under it."

Youngs Literal Translation

and I see among the spoil a goodly robe of Shinar, and two hundred shekels of silver, and one wedge of gold, whose weight is fifty shekels, and I desire them, and take them; and lo, they are hid in the earth, in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.'

Themes

the Armies of israel » Strict discipline observed in

Babylon » Remarkable for » Manufacture of garments

Bible stories for children » The man who could not keep his hands from beautiful things

Concealment of sin » The attempt to hide sin from God

Covetousness » Natural fruits of » Theft

Covetousness » Exemplified » Achan

Covetousness » Leads to » Theft

Covetousness » Instances of » Achan, in hiding the treasure

Discipline » Of armies, for disobedience of orders

Dishonesty » Instances of » Achan hides the wedge of gold and the babylonian garment

Disobedience to God » Instances of » Of achan, in hiding the wedge of gold and the babylonian garnient

Earthly » Vision a source of temptation » To achan

Error » Known to God » Allurements of

Evidence » Self-criminating

Exposure » No matter how committed, sin will be exposed » Like the sin of achan, it may be well covered up

Gold » Wedge of

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » Achan

Nation » Involved in the sins of other individuals, as achan

Pleading » Of the guilty

Self-condemnation » Instances of » Achan

Self-incrimination » Instances of » Achan

Shekel » Used to weigh » Gold

Shekel » Used to weigh silver

Sin » Concealment of

Sin » Allurements of

Sin » Will be exposed, no matter how committed » Like the sin of achan, it may be well covered up

Sinners » Snared no matter how committed, sin will be exposed » Like the sin of achan, it may be well covered up

Stealing » Examples of

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » The lure of silver and gold

Temptation » Exemplified » Achan

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » Achan

Theft » Exemplified » Achan

Transgression » Known to God » Allurements of

Vision » Earthly, a source of temptation » To achan

Yielding to temptation » The lure of silver and gold

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
When I saw
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

שׁלל 
Shalal 
Usage: 73

a
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

שׁנער 
Shin`ar 
Usage: 8

אדּרת 
'addereth 
Usage: 12

and two hundred
מאיה מאה 
me'ah 
Usage: 581

שׁקל 
Sheqel 
שׁקל 
Sheqel 
Usage: 88
Usage: 88

of silver
כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

and a
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

לשׁנה לשׁן לשׁון 
Lashown 
Usage: 116

of gold
זהב 
Zahab 
Usage: 390

of fifty
חמשּׁים 
Chamishshiym 
Usage: 163

משׁקל 
Mishqal 
Usage: 49

חמד 
Chamad 
Usage: 30

them, and took
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

טמן 
Taman 
Usage: 31

in the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

in the midst
תּוך 
Tavek 
Usage: 419

of my tent
אהל 
'ohel 
Usage: 345

and the silver
כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

Context Readings

Achan Judged

20 And Achan answered Joshua, In truth, I have sinned against the Lord, the God of Israel, and this have I done: 21 When I saw among the spoils an attractive mantle from Shinar and two hundred shekels of silver and a bar of gold weighing fifty shekels, I coveted them and took them. Behold, they are hidden in the earth inside my tent, with the silver underneath. 22 So Joshua sent messengers, who ran to the tent, and behold, the spoil was hidden in his tent, with the silver underneath.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 7:25

The graven images of their gods you shall burn with fire. You shall not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it for yourselves, lest you be ensnared by it, for it is an abomination to the Lord your God.

Genesis 3:6

And when the woman saw that the tree was good (suitable, pleasant) for food and that it was delightful to look at, and a tree to be desired in order to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she gave some also to her husband, and he ate.

Genesis 6:2

The sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair, and they took wives of all they desired and chose.

Genesis 10:10

The beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar [in Babylonia].

Exodus 20:17

You shall not covet your neighbor's house, your neighbor's wife, or his manservant, or his maidservant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.

2 Samuel 11:2

One evening David arose from his couch and was walking on the roof of the king's house, when from there he saw a woman bathing; and she was very lovely to behold.

2 Samuel 11:6-17

David sent to Joab, saying, Send me Uriah the Hittite. So Joab sent [him] Uriah.

1 Kings 21:1-2

Now Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard in Jezreel, close beside the palace of Ahab king of Samaria; and after these things,

2 Kings 5:20-27

But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master spared this Naaman the Syrian, in not receiving from his hands what he brought. But as the Lord lives, I will run after him and get something from him.

Job 31:1

I dictated a covenant (an agreement) to my eyes; how then could I look [lustfully] upon a girl?

Psalm 119:37

Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity (idols and idolatry); and restore me to vigorous life and health in Your ways.

Proverbs 4:23

Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.

Proverbs 23:31

Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the wineglass, when it goes down smoothly.

Proverbs 28:22

He who has an evil and covetous eye hastens to be rich and knows not that want will come upon him.

Isaiah 28:15

Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol (the place of the dead) we have an agreement -- "when the overflowing scourge passes through, it will not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge, and in falsehood we have taken shelter.

Isaiah 29:15

Woe to those who [seek to] hide deep from the Lord their counsel, whose deeds are in the dark, and who say, Who sees us? Who knows us?

Micah 2:1-2

Woe to those who devise iniquity and work out evil upon their beds! When the morning is light, they perform and practice it because it is in their power.

Habakkuk 2:9

Woe to him who obtains wicked gain for his house, [who thinks by so doing] to set his nest on high that he may be preserved from calamity and delivered from the power of evil!

Matthew 5:28-29

But I say to you that everyone who so much as looks at a woman with evil desire for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Luke 12:2

Nothing is [so closely] covered up that it will not be revealed, or hidden that it will not be known.

Luke 12:15

And He said to them, Guard yourselves and keep free from all covetousness (the immoderate desire for wealth, the greedy longing to have more); for a man's life does not consist in and is not derived from possessing overflowing abundance or that which is over and above his needs.

Romans 7:7-8

What then do we conclude? Is the Law identical with sin? Certainly not! Nevertheless, if it had not been for the Law, I should not have recognized sin or have known its meaning. [For instance] I would not have known about covetousness [would have had no consciousness of sin or sense of guilt] if the Law had not [repeatedly] said, You shall not covet and have an evil desire [for one thing and another].

Ephesians 5:3

But immorality (sexual vice) and all impurity [ of lustful, rich, wasteful living] or greediness must not even be named among you, as is fitting and proper among saints (God's consecrated people).

Ephesians 5:5

For be sure of this: that no person practicing sexual vice or impurity in thought or in life, or one who is covetous [who has lustful desire for the property of others and is greedy for gain] -- "for he [in effect] is an idolater -- "has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

Colossians 3:5

So kill (deaden, deprive of power) the evil desire lurking in your members [those animal impulses and all that is earthly in you that is employed in sin]: sexual vice, impurity, sensual appetites, unholy desires, and all greed and covetousness, for that is idolatry (the deifying of self and other created things instead of God).

1 Timothy 6:9-10

But those who crave to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish (useless, godless) and hurtful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction and miserable perishing.

Hebrews 13:5

Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down ( relax My hold on you)! [ Assuredly not!]

James 1:15

Then the evil desire, when it has conceived, gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is fully matured, brings forth death.

2 Peter 2:15

Forsaking the straight road they have gone astray; they have followed the way of Balaam [the son] of Beor, who loved the reward of wickedness.

1 John 2:15-16

Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.

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