Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

In the days of Shamgar son of Anath,
in the days of Jael,
the main ways were deserted
because travelers kept to the side roads.

New American Standard Bible

"In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, In the days of Jael, the highways were deserted, And travelers went by roundabout ways.

King James Version

In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied, and the travellers walked through byways.

International Standard Version

During the lifetime of Anath's son Shamgar and during the lifetime of Jael highways remained deserted, while travelers kept to back roads.

A Conservative Version

In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied, and the travelers walked through byways.

American Standard Version

In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, In the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied, And the travellers walked through byways.

Amplified

After the days of Shamgar son of Anath, after the days of Jael [meaning here Ehud] the caravans ceased, travelers walked through byways.

Bible in Basic English

In the days of Shamgar, the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were not used, and travellers went by side roads.

Darby Translation

"In the days of Shamgar, son of Anath, in the days of Ja'el, caravans ceased and travelers kept to the byways.

Julia Smith Translation

In the days of Shamgar, son of Anath, In the days of Jael, they left the ways; They went the by-ways; they will go the winding-ways.

King James 2000

In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied, and the travelers walked through byways.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"In the days of Shamgar son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the caravans had ceased, {the travelers}, {they kept to the byways}.

Modern King James verseion

In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were empty, and the travelers walked through crooked ways.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath and in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied. And they that walked by paths, went by ways that set compasses about.

NET Bible

In the days of Shamgar son of Anath, in the days of Jael caravans disappeared; travelers had to go on winding side roads.

New Heart English Bible

"In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied. The travelers walked through byways.

The Emphasized Bible

In the days of Shamgar son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the roads were forsaken, - and, the frequenters of highways, betook them to roundabout paths:

Webster

In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied, and the travelers walked through by-ways.

World English Bible

"In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied. The travelers walked through byways.

Youngs Literal Translation

In the days of Shamgar son of Anath -- In the days of Jael -- The ways have ceased, And those going in the paths go in crooked ways.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
In the days
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

of Shamgar
שׁמגּר 
Shamgar 
Usage: 2

of Anath
ענת 
`Anath 
Usage: 2

in the days
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

of Jael
יעל 
Ya`el 
Usage: 6

the highways
ארח 
'orach 
Usage: 59

and the travellers
הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

Context Readings

The Song Of Deborah And Barak

5 The mountains melted before the Lord,
even Sinai before the Lord, the God of Israel.
6 In the days of Shamgar son of Anath,
in the days of Jael,
the main ways were deserted
because travelers kept to the side roads.
7 Villages were deserted,
they were deserted in Israel,
until I, Deborah, arose,
a mother in Israel.


Cross References

Judges 3:31

After Ehud, Shamgar son of Anath became judge. He delivered Israel by striking down 600 Philistines with an oxgoad.

Isaiah 33:8

The highways are deserted;
travel has ceased.
An agreement has been broken,
cities despised,
and human life disregarded.

Leviticus 26:22

I will send wild animals against you that will deprive you of your children, ravage your livestock, and reduce your numbers until your roads are deserted.

Lamentations 1:4

?DaletThe roads to Zion mourn,
for no one comes to the appointed festivals.
All her gates are deserted;
her priests groan,
her young women grieve,
and she herself is bitter.

Judges 4:17-18

Meanwhile, Sisera had fled on foot to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, because there was peace between Jabin king of Hazor and the family of Heber the Kenite.

2 Chronicles 15:5

In those times there was no peace for those who went about their daily activities because the residents of the lands had many conflicts.

Psalm 125:5

But as for those who turn aside to crooked ways,
the Lord will banish them with the evildoers.Peace be with Israel.

Lamentations 4:18

?TsadeOur steps were closely followed
so that we could not walk in our streets.
Our end drew near; our time ran out.
Our end had come!

Micah 3:12

Therefore, because of you,
Zion will be plowed like a field,
Jerusalem will become ruins,
and the hill of the temple mount
will be a thicket.

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