Parallel Verses

King James 2000

And their children spoke half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the language of Judah, but according to the language of each people.

New American Standard Bible

As for their children, half spoke in the language of Ashdod, and none of them was able to speak the language of Judah, but the language of his own people.

King James Version

And their children spake half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews' language, but according to the language of each people.

Holman Bible

Half of their children spoke the language of Ashdod or of one of the other peoples but could not speak Hebrew.

International Standard Version

Furthermore, their children spoke half of the time in the language of Ashdod, and could not speak in the language of Judah. Instead, they spoke in the languages of various nations.

A Conservative Version

And their sons spoke half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews' language, but according to the language of each people.

American Standard Version

and their children spake half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews language, but according to the language of each people.

Amplified

And their children spoke half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak the Hebrew, but in the language of each people.

Bible in Basic English

And their children were talking half in the language of Ashdod; they had no knowledge of the Jews' language, but made use of the language of the two peoples.

Darby Translation

And their children spoke half in the language of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews' language, but according to the language of each people.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and their sons spoke half in the speech of Ashdod, and according to the language of each people; for they could not speak in the Jews' language.

Julia Smith Translation

And their sons half speaking the Ashdod dialect, and they not knowing to speak the Judean dialect, and according to the tongue of people and people.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Half of their children spoke Ashdodite and could not speak Judean, but [only] the tongues of other nations.

Modern King James verseion

And their sons spoke half Ashdod's speech, and there was no caring to speak Jewish, but according to the language of each people.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and their children spake half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews' language, but according to the language of the one people and the other people.

NET Bible

Half of their children spoke the language of Ashdod (or the language of one of the other peoples mentioned) and were unable to speak the language of Judah.

New Heart English Bible

and their children spoke half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews' language, but according to the language of each people.

The Emphasized Bible

and, their children, were one-half speaking the language of Ashdod, and understood not how to speak the language of the Jews, - but after the tongue of both people.

Webster

And their children spoke half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews language, but according to the language of each people.

World English Bible

and their children spoke half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews' language, but according to the language of each people.

Youngs Literal Translation

And of their sons, half are speaking Ashdoditish -- and are not knowing to speak Jewish -- and according to the language of people and people.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

חצי 
Chetsiy 
Usage: 125

in the speech of Ashdod
אשׁדּודית 
'Ashdowdiyth 
Usage: 1

and could
נכר 
Nakar 
Usage: 49

not speak
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

in the Jews' language
יהוּדית 
Y@huwdiyth 
Usage: 6

but according to the language
לשׁנה לשׁן לשׁון 
Lashown 
Usage: 116

of each
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

Context Readings

Mixed Marriages Are Condemned

23 In those days also saw I Jews that had married wives of Ashdod, of Ammon, and of Moab: 24 And their children spoke half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the language of Judah, but according to the language of each people. 25 And I contended with them, and pronounced them cursed, and struck certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, saying, You shall not give your daughters unto their sons, nor take their daughters unto your sons, or for yourselves.


Cross References

Zephaniah 3:9

For then will I restore to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one accord.



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