Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

There fire shall devour you; the sword shall cut you off, it shall eat you up like the locust. Make yourself as many as the larvae, multiply yourself like the locusts.

New American Standard Bible

There fire will consume you,
The sword will cut you down;
It will consume you as the locust does.
Multiply yourself like the creeping locust,
Multiply yourself like the swarming locust.

King James Version

There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off, it shall eat thee up like the cankerworm: make thyself many as the cankerworm, make thyself many as the locusts.

Holman Bible

The fire will devour you there;
the sword will cut you down.
It will devour you like the young locust.
Multiply yourselves like the young locust,
multiply like the swarming locust!

International Standard Version

In that place fire will consume you, the sword will cut you down, consuming you as locusts do. Multiply yourself like locusts, increase like swarming grasshoppers.

A Conservative Version

There the fire shall devour thee. The sword shall cut thee off. It shall devour thee like the canker-worm. Make thyself many as the canker-worm. Make thyself many as the locust.

American Standard Version

There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off; it shall devour thee like the canker-worm: make thyself many as the canker-worm; make thyself many as the locust.

Amplified


But there [in the very midst of these preparations] the fire will devour you;
The sword will cut you down;
It will devour you as the locust does.
Multiply yourself like the creeping locusts;
Multiply yourself like the swarming locusts.

Bible in Basic English

There the fire will make you waste; you will be cut off by the sword: make yourself as great in number as the worms, as great in number as the locusts.

Darby Translation

There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off; it shall devour thee like the cankerworm. Make thyself many as the cankerworm, make thyself many as the locust.

Julia Smith Translation

There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off, it shall devour thee as the feeder: make thee numerous as the feeder, make thee numerous as the locust

King James 2000

There shall the fire devour you; the sword shall cut you off, it shall eat you up like the locust: make yourself many like the locust, make yourself many like the swarming locusts.

Lexham Expanded Bible

There fire will consume you; the sword will cut you off. It will consume you like the locust.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

yet the fire shall consume thee, the sword shall destroy thee. Yea, as the locust doth, so shall it eat thee up. It shall fall heavily upon thee as the locusts, yea right heavily shall it fall upon thee, even as the grasshoppers.

NET Bible

Multiply yourself like the young locust; multiply yourself like the flying locust!

New Heart English Bible

There the fire will devour you. The sword will cut you off. It will devour you like the grasshopper. Multiply like grasshoppers. Multiply like the locust.

The Emphasized Bible

There, shall a fire devour thee, the sword, shall cut thee off, it shall devour thee like the grass locust, make thyself numerous like the grass locust, make thyself numerous as the swarming locust:

Webster

There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off, it shall eat thee up like the canker-worm: make thyself many as the canker-worm, make thyself many as the locusts.

World English Bible

There the fire will devour you. The sword will cut you off. It will devour you like the grasshopper. Multiply like grasshoppers. Multiply like the locust.

Youngs Literal Translation

There consume thee doth a fire, Cut thee off doth a sword, It doth consume thee as a cankerworm! Make thyself heavy as the cankerworm, Make thyself heavy as the locust.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אשׁ 
'esh 
Usage: 378

אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

thee the sword
חרב 
Chereb 
Usage: 413

כּרת 
Karath 
Usage: 287

it shall eat thee up
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

ילק 
Yekeq 
Usage: 9

as the cankerworm
ילק 
Yekeq 
Usage: 9

References

Context Readings

Nineveh's Defenses Will Fail

14 Draw waters for the siege; fortify your strongholds; go into the clay, and tread the mortar; make the brick mold strong. 15 There fire shall devour you; the sword shall cut you off, it shall eat you up like the locust. Make yourself as many as the larvae, multiply yourself like the locusts. 16 You have multiplied your merchants above the stars of heaven; the locust larvae shall strip off and fly away.



Cross References

Joel 1:4

That which the creeping locust has left, the swarming locust has eaten. And that which the swarming locust has left, the locust larvae has eaten. And that which the locust larvae has left, the stripping locust has eaten.

Nahum 2:13

Behold, I am against you, says Jehovah of Hosts, and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall devour your young lions. I will cut off your prey from the earth, and the voice of your messengers shall be heard no more.

Nahum 3:13

Behold, your people in your midst are women. The gates of your land shall surely be opened to your enemies; the fire shall devour your bars.

Exodus 10:13-15

And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and Jehovah brought an east wind upon the land all that day and all the night. When it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.

Joel 2:25

And I will restore to you the years which the swarming locust has eaten, the locust larvae, and the stripping locust, and the cutting locust, My great army which I sent among you.

Zephaniah 2:13

And He will stretch out His hand against the north and destroy Assyria, and will make Nineveh a desert and dry like a desert.

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