Parallel Verses

Amplified

So Samson went and caught 300 foxes or jackals and took torches and turning the foxes tail to tail, he put a torch between each pair of tails.

New American Standard Bible

Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took torches, and turned the foxes tail to tail and put one torch in the middle between two tails.

King James Version

And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails.

Holman Bible

So he went out and caught 300 foxes. He took torches, turned the foxes tail-to-tail, and put a torch between each pair of tails.

International Standard Version

So Samson went out, caught 300 foxes, grabbed some torches, tied the foxes together in pairs at their tails, and fastened a torch between each pair of tails.

A Conservative Version

And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between every two tails.

American Standard Version

And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between every two tails.

Bible in Basic English

So Samson went and got three hundred foxes and some sticks of fire-wood; and he put the foxes tail to tail with a stick between every two tails;

Darby Translation

So Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took torches; and he turned them tail to tail, and put a torch between each pair of tails.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took torches, and turning them tail to tail, he put a torch between every two tails.

Julia Smith Translation

And Samson will go and will take three hundred foxes, and will take torches, and will turn tail to tail, and will put one torch between two tails in the midst

King James 2000

And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took torches, and turned tail to tail, and put a torch in the midst between two tails.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And Samson went and captured three hundred foxes, and he took torches. He turned [them] tail to tail, and he put one torch between two tails.

Modern King James verseion

And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes and took fire brands, and turned tail to tail, and put a fire brand in the middle between two tails.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Samson went out and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and fastened tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails.

NET Bible

Samson went and captured three hundred jackals and got some torches. He tied the jackals in pairs by their tails and then tied a torch to each pair.

New Heart English Bible

Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took torches, and turned tail to tail, and put a torch in the midst between every two tails.

The Emphasized Bible

So Samson went, and caught three hundred jackals, - and took torches, and turned tail to tail, and put one torch between the two tails, in the midst.

Webster

And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took fire-brands, and turned tail to tail, and put a fire-brand in the midst between two tails.

World English Bible

Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took torches, and turned tail to tail, and put a torch in the midst between every two tails.

Youngs Literal Translation

And Samson goeth and catcheth three hundred foxes, and taketh torches, and turneth tail unto tail, and putteth a torch between the two tails, in the midst,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁמשׁון 
Shimshown 
Usage: 38

ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

and caught
לכד 
Lakad 
Usage: 121

שׁלשׁה שׁלושׁה שׁלשׁ שׁלושׁ 
Shalowsh 
Usage: 430

מאיה מאה 
me'ah 
Usage: 581

שׁעל שׁוּעל 
Shuw`al 
fox
Usage: 7

and took
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

לפּד לפּיד 
Lappiyd 
Usage: 14

and turned
פּנה 
Panah 
Usage: 134

זנב 
Zanab 
Usage: 11

to tail
זנב 
Zanab 
Usage: 11

and put
שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

a
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

לפּד לפּיד 
Lappiyd 
Usage: 14

in the midst
תּוך 
Tavek 
Usage: 419

שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

References

American

Fox

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Smith

Watsons

Fox

Context Readings

Samson Defeats The Philistines

3 And Samson said of them, This time shall I be blameless as regards the Philistines, though I do them evil. 4 So Samson went and caught 300 foxes or jackals and took torches and turning the foxes tail to tail, he put a torch between each pair of tails. 5 And when he had set the torches ablaze, he let the foxes go into the standing grain of the Philistines, and he burned up the shocks and the standing grain, along with the olive orchards.


Cross References

Psalm 63:10

They shall be given over to the power of the sword; they shall be a prey for foxes and jackals.

Song of Songs 2:15

[My heart was touched and I fervently sang to him my desire] Take for us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards [of our love], for our vineyards are in blossom.

Lamentations 5:18

As for Mount Zion, which lies desolate, the jackals prowl over it!

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