Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

They chose new gods; then war was in the gates. Was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?

New American Standard Bible

New gods were chosen;
Then war was in the gates.
Not a shield or a spear was seen
Among forty thousand in Israel.

King James Version

They chose new gods; then was war in the gates: was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?

Holman Bible

Israel chose new gods,
then war was in the gates.
Not a shield or spear was seen
among 40,000 in Israel.

International Standard Version

New gods were chosen, then war came to the city gates, but there wasn't a shield or spear to be seen among 40,000 soldiers of Israel.

A Conservative Version

They chose new gods, then war was in the gates. Was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?

American Standard Version

They chose new gods; Then was war in the gates: Was there a shield or spear seen Among forty thousand in Israel?

Amplified


“They chose new gods;
Then war was in the gates.
Was there a shield or spear seen
Among forty thousand in Israel?

Bible in Basic English

They had no one to make arms, there were no more armed men in the towns; was there a body-cover or a spear to be seen among forty thousand in Israel?

Darby Translation

When new gods were chosen, then war was in the gates. Was shield or spear to be seen among forty thousand in Israel?

Julia Smith Translation

He will choose new gods; Then war in the gates: If a shield was seen, and a lance, Among forty thousand in Israel

King James 2000

They chose new gods; then was war in the gates: was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?

Lexham Expanded Bible

God chose new [leaders], then war [was at the] gates; a small shield or a spear was not seen among forty thousand in Israel.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"God chose new fashions of war, for when they had war at their gates: there was not seen, among forty thousand, either shield or spear in Israel.

NET Bible

God chose new leaders, then fighters appeared in the city gates; but, I swear, not a shield or spear could be found, among forty military units in Israel.

New Heart English Bible

They chose new gods. Then war was in the gates. Was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?

The Emphasized Bible

They chose gods that were new, Then, - war at the gates! Was there, a shield, to be seen? or a spear? among forty thousand in Israel?

Webster

They chose new gods; then was war in the gates: was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?

World English Bible

They chose new gods. Then war was in the gates. Was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?

Youngs Literal Translation

He chooseth new gods, Then war is at the gates! A shield is not seen -- and a spear Among forty thousand in Israel.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
new
חדשׁ 
Chadash 
Usage: 53

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

לחם 
Lachem 
war
Usage: 1

in the gates
שׁער 
Sha`ar 
Usage: 374

מגנּה מגן 
Magen 
Usage: 63

or spear
רמח 
Romach 
Usage: 15

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

ארבּעים 
'arba`iym 
Usage: 136

אלף 
'eleph 
Usage: 504

References

Context Readings

The Song Of Deborah And Barak

7 The leaders ceased in Israel, they ceased until I, Deborah, arose; until I arose, a mother in Israel. 8 They chose new gods; then war was in the gates. Was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel? 9 My heart is toward the lawgivers of Israel who offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless Jehovah.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 32:16-17

They provoked Him to jealousy with strange gods; with abominations they provoked Him to anger.

Judges 2:12

And they forsook Jehovah, the God of their fathers, who brought them out of the land of Egypt. And they followed other gods of the gods of the people who were around them, and bowed themselves to them, and provoked Jehovah to anger.

Judges 2:17

And yet they would not listen to their judges, but they went lusting after other gods, and bowed themselves to them. They turned quickly out of the way which their fathers walked in, for they had obeyed the commandments of Jehovah; these did not do so.

Judges 4:3

And the sons of Israel cried to Jehovah, for he had nine hundred chariots of iron. And he mightily oppressed the sons of Israel twenty years.

1 Samuel 13:19-22

And there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel. For the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make swords or spears.

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