Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

it was only that the generations of the people of Israel might know war, that he might teach war to such at least as had not known it before.

New American Standard Bible

only in order that the generations of the sons of Israel might be taught war, those who had not experienced it formerly).

King James Version

Only that the generations of the children of Israel might know, to teach them war, at the least such as before knew nothing thereof;

Holman Bible

This was to teach the future generations of the Israelites how to fight in battle, especially those who had not fought before.

International Standard Version

only so that successive Israeli generations, who had not known war previously, might come to know it by experience.

A Conservative Version

only that the generations of the sons of Israel might know, to teach them war, at least to such as formerly knew nothing of that):

American Standard Version

only that the generations of the children of Israel might know, to teach them war, at the least such as beforetime knew nothing thereof:

Amplified

It was only that the generations of the Israelites might know and be taught war, at least those who previously knew nothing of it.

Bible in Basic English

Only because of the generations of the children of Israel, for the purpose of teaching them war--only those who up till then had no experience of it;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

he left them only that the generations of the sons of Israel might know, and to teach them war, only for those that had known nothing before:

Julia Smith Translation

Only for the generations of the sons of Israel to know to teach them war, only who before knew not;)

King James 2000

Only that the generations of the children of Israel might know, to teach them war, at least those who before knew nothing thereof;

Lexham Expanded Bible

in order that the generations of Israel would know war, to teach those {who had not experienced it} before):

Modern King James verseion

only that the generations of the sons of Israel might know, to teach them war, at the least those who before knew nothing of it:

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Only, for the learning of the generation of the children of Israel, which before knew nothing of war,

NET Bible

He left those nations simply because he wanted to teach the subsequent generations of Israelites, who had not experienced the earlier battles, how to conduct holy war.

New Heart English Bible

only that the generations of the children of Israel might know, to teach them war, at the least such as before knew nothing of it:

The Emphasized Bible

that the generations of the sons of Israel might certainly get to know, by being taught to make war, - such, at least, as aforetime knew nothing thereof: -

Webster

Only that the generations of the children of Israel might know to teach them war, at the least such as before knew nothing of it;)

World English Bible

only that the generations of the children of Israel might know, to teach them war, at the least such as before knew nothing of it:

Youngs Literal Translation

(only for the sake of the generations of the sons of Israel's knowing, to teach them war, only those who formerly have not known them) --

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רק 
Raq 
only, surely, nothing but, except, but, in any wise
Usage: 107

דּר דּור 
Dowr 
Usage: 167

of Israel
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505

מלחמה 
Milchamah 
Usage: 319

at the least such as before
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

References

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Some Nations Remain In The Land

1 Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to test Israel by them, that is, all in Israel who had no experience of any war in Canaan; 2 it was only that the generations of the people of Israel might know war, that he might teach war to such at least as had not known it before. 3 These are the nations: the five lords of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, and the Sido'nians, and the Hivites who dwelt on Mount Lebanon, from Mount Ba'al-her'mon as far as the entrance of Hamath.



Cross References

Genesis 2:17

but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou eatest of it thou shalt certainly die.

Genesis 3:5

but God knows that in the day ye eat of it, your eyes will be opened, and ye will be as God, knowing good and evil.

Genesis 3:7

And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig-leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

2 Chronicles 12:8

Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.

Matthew 10:34-39

Do not think that I have come to send peace upon the earth: I have not come to send peace, but a sword.

John 16:33

These things have I spoken to you that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye have tribulation; but be of good courage: I have overcome the world.

1 Corinthians 9:26-27

I therefore thus run, as not uncertainly; so I combat, as not beating the air.

Ephesians 6:11-18

Put on the panoply of God, that ye may be able to stand against the artifices of the devil:

1 Timothy 6:12

Strive earnestly in the good conflict of faith. Lay hold of eternal life, to which thou hast been called, and hast confessed the good confession before many witnesses.

2 Timothy 2:3

Take thy share in suffering as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

2 Timothy 4:7

I have combated the good combat, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

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