Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

From you has gone forth
One who plotted evil against the Lord,
A wicked counselor.

King James Version

There is one come out of thee, that imagineth evil against the LORD, a wicked counseller.

Holman Bible

One has gone out from you,
who plots evil against Yahweh,
and is a wicked counselor.

International Standard Version

Someone has left you who plans evil against the LORD. He is a demonic counselor.

A Conservative Version

He has gone forth out of thee, who devises evil against LORD, who counsels wickedness.

American Standard Version

There is one gone forth out of thee, that deviseth evil against Jehovah, that counselleth wickedness.


From you [O Nineveh],
One has gone forth who plotted evil against the Lord,
A malevolent counselor [the king of Assyria].

Bible in Basic English

One has gone out from you who is designing evil against the Lord, whose purposes are of no value.

Darby Translation

Out of thee is gone forth one that imagineth evil against Jehovah, a wicked counsellor.

Julia Smith Translation

From thee shall he come forth purposing evil against Jehovah, a counselor of Belial.

King James 2000

There has one come out of you, that imagines evil against the LORD, a wicked counselor.

Lexham Expanded Bible

From you goes out one who plots evil against Yahweh, one who plans wickedness.

Modern King James verseion

One who devises evil against Jehovah has come forth from you, one counseling worthlessness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

There come out of thee such as Imagine mischief, and give ungracious counsel against the LORD.

NET Bible

From you, O Nineveh, one has marched forth who plots evil against the Lord, a wicked military strategist.

New Heart English Bible

There is one gone forth out of you, who devises evil against the LORD, who counsels wickedness.

The Emphasized Bible

Out of thee, hath one come forth - plotting, against Yahweh, wickedness, - A counselor of the Abandoned One.


There is one come out of thee, that imagineth evil against the LORD, a wicked counselor.

World English Bible

There is one gone forth out of you, who devises evil against Yahweh, who counsels wickedness.

Youngs Literal Translation

From thee hath come forth a deviser of evil Against Jehovah -- a worthless counsellor.


Root Form
....out, ....forth, bring, come, proceed, go, depart,
Usage: 1068

a wicked
Usage: 27



Context Readings

Destruction Of Nineveh

10 Like tangled thorns,
And like those who are drunken with their drink,
They are consumed
As stubble completely withered.
11 From you has gone forth
One who plotted evil against the Lord,
A wicked counselor.
12 Thus says the Lord,
“Though they are at full strength and likewise many,
Even so, they will be cut off and pass away.
Though I have afflicted you,
I will afflict you no longer.

Cross References

Nahum 1:9

Whatever you devise against the Lord,
He will make a complete end of it.
Distress will not rise up twice.

1 Samuel 2:12

Now the sons of Eli were worthless men; they did not know the Lord

2 Samuel 20:1

Now a worthless fellow happened to be there whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite; and he blew the trumpet and said,
We have no portion in David,
Nor do we have inheritance in the son of Jesse;
Every man to his tents, O Israel!”

2 Kings 18:13-14

Now in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah, Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and seized them.

2 Kings 18:30

nor let Hezekiah make you trust in the Lord, saying, “The Lord will surely deliver us, and this city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.”

2 Kings 19:22-25

‘Whom have you reproached and blasphemed?
And against whom have you raised your voice,
And haughtily lifted up your eyes?
Against the Holy One of Israel!

2 Chronicles 13:7

and worthless men gathered about him, scoundrels, who proved too strong for Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, when he was young and timid and could not hold his own against them.

2 Chronicles 32:15-19

Now therefore, do not let Hezekiah deceive you or mislead you like this, and do not believe him, for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people from my hand or from the hand of my fathers. How much less will your God deliver you from my hand?’”

Isaiah 10:7-15

Yet it does not so intend,
Nor does it plan so in its heart,
But rather it is its purpose to destroy
And to cut off many nations.

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