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 For while they are entwined together as thorns, and while the drunkards shall be drinking, they shall be devoured as stubble full of dryness. 11 From you has gone forth
One who plotted evil against the Lord,
A wicked counselor.
12 Thus hath the LORD said: For much rest that they have, and though they are many, yet thus shall they be cut down, and he shall pass through. Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more.

Cross References

Nahum 1:9

What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end; he will not hold back the tribulation the second time.

1 Samuel 2:12

But the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they did not know the LORD.

2 Samuel 20:1

And a man of Belial happened to be there, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a man of Jemini, and he blew the shofar, saying, We have no part in David, neither have we 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 fenced cities of Judah and took them.

2 Kings 18:30

Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, The LORD will surely deliver us, and this city shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.

2 Kings 19:22-25

Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? And against whom hast thou exalted thy voice and lifted up thine eyes on high? Against the Holy One of Israel.

2 Chronicles 13:7

And there are gathered unto him vain men, the sons of Belial, and have strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and tenderhearted and could not withstand them.

2 Chronicles 32:15-19

Now, therefore, do not let Hezekiah deceive you nor persuade you in this matter neither believe him, for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people out of my hands and out of the hands of my fathers; how much less shall your God deliver you out of my hand?

Isaiah 10:7-15

Howbeit he shall not think like this; not even in his heart shall he imagine this way of doing things, but his thought shall be to destroy and cut off nations not a few.

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