Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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


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

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 from before the LORD, even that Sinai from before the LORD God of Israel. 6 “In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath,
In the days of Jael, the highways were deserted,
And travelers went by roundabout ways.
7 The inhabitants of the villages ceased; they had ceased in Israel until I Deborah arose, I arose a mother in Israel.


Cross References

Judges 3:31

And after him was Shamgar, the son of Anath, who slew of the Philistines six hundred men with an ox goad, and he also saved Israel.

Isaiah 33:8

The highways shall be broken down; the travellers shall cease; he has broken the covenant; he has despised the cities; he does not regard man.

Leviticus 26:22

I will also send wild beasts among you which shall rapture your children and destroy your animals and make you few in number, and your ways shall be desolate.

Lamentations 1:4

Daleth The streets of Zion mourn because there are none to come to the solemnities; all her gates are destroyed; her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness.

Judges 4:17-18

And Sisera fled on foot to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, for there was peace between Jabin, the king of Hazor, and the house of Heber the Kenite.

2 Chronicles 15:5

And in those times there was no peace to him that went out, nor to him that came in, but great destruction upon all the inhabitants of the lands.

Psalm 125:5

As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall take them away with the workers of iniquity; and peace shall be upon Israel.

Lamentations 4:18

Tzaddi They hunt our steps that we cannot walk in our streets; our end came near; our days were fulfilled; for our end is come.

Micah 3:12

Therefore for your sake Zion shall be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps of ruins and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.

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