Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“The well, which the leaders sank,
Which the nobles of the people dug,
With the scepter and with their staffs.”
And from the wilderness they continued to Mattanah,

King James Version

The princes digged the well, the nobles of the people digged it, by the direction of the lawgiver, with their staves. And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah:

Holman Bible

The princes dug the well;
the nobles of the people hollowed it out
with a scepter and with their staffs.


They went from the wilderness to Mattanah,

International Standard Version

It's the well that the leaders dug, the one carved out by the nobles of the people with their scepters and staffs.

A Conservative Version

the well, which the rulers dug, which the nobles of the people dug, with the scepter, [and] with their staves. And from the wilderness [they journeyed] to Mattanah,

American Standard Version

The well, which the princes digged, Which the nobles of the people delved, With the sceptre, and with their staves. And from the wilderness they journeyed to Mattanah;

Amplified


The well which the leaders dug,
Which the nobles of the people hollowed out
With the scepter and with their staffs.”


And from the wilderness Israel journeyed to Mattanah,

Bible in Basic English

The fountain made by the chiefs, made deep by the great ones of the people, with the law-givers' rod, and with their sticks. Then from the waste land they went on to Mattanah:

Darby Translation

Well which princes digged, which the nobles of the people hollowed out at the word of the lawgiver, with their staves. And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah;

Julia Smith Translation

The leaders dug it, the nobles of the people dug it, by cutting in by their props. And from the desert to Mattanah.

King James 2000

The princes dug the well, the nobles of the people dug it, by the direction of the lawgiver, with their staves. And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Well water that the princes dug, that the leaders of the people dug, with a staff [and] with their rods." And from [the] desert [they continued to] Mattanah,

Modern King James verseion

The well which the rulers dug, which the nobles of the people dug with their staves by the word of the Lawgiver. And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And from this wilderness they went to Mattanah,

NET Bible

The well which the princes dug, which the leaders of the people opened with their scepters and their staffs." And from the wilderness they traveled to Mattanah;

New Heart English Bible

the well, which the princes dug, which the nobles of the people dug, with the scepter, and with their staffs." From the wilderness they traveled to Mattanah;

The Emphasized Bible

A well! - princes digged it, Nobles of the people, delved it, With a sceptre, With their staves. And, from the desert, to Mattanah;

Webster

The princes digged the well, the nobles of the people digged it, by the direction of the lawgiver, with their staffs. And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah:

World English Bible

the well, which the princes dug, which the nobles of the people dug, with the scepter, and with their poles." From the wilderness [they traveled] to Mattanah;

Youngs Literal Translation

A well -- digged it have princes, Prepared it have nobles of the people, With the lawgiver, with their staves.' And from the wilderness they journeyed to Mattanah,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חפר 
Chaphar 
כּרה 
Karah 
Usage: 22
Usage: 16

the well
בּאר 
@'er 
Usage: 37

the nobles
נדיב 
Nadiyb 
Usage: 28

of the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

it, by the direction of the lawgiver
חקק 
Chaqaq 
Usage: 19

with their staves
משׁענת משׁענה 
Mish`enah 
Usage: 12

מדבּר 
Midbar 
Usage: 271

Context Readings

Journey Around Moab

17 Then Israel sang this song:
“Spring up, O well! Sing to it!
18 “The well, which the leaders sank,
Which the nobles of the people dug,
With the scepter and with their staffs.”
And from the wilderness they continued to Mattanah,
19 and from Mattanah to Nahaliel, and from Nahaliel to Bamoth,


Cross References

Numbers 33:45-47

They journeyed from Iyim and camped at Dibon-gad.

Deuteronomy 5:31

But as for you, stand here by Me, that I may speak to you all the commandments and the statutes and the judgments which you shall teach them, that they may observe them in the land which I give them to possess.’

Deuteronomy 33:4

Moses charged us with a law,
A possession for the assembly of Jacob.

2 Chronicles 17:7-9

Then in the third year of his reign he sent his officials, Ben-hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel and Micaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah;

Nehemiah 3:1

Then Eliashib the high priest arose with his brothers the priests and built the Sheep Gate; they consecrated it and hung its doors. They consecrated the wall to the Tower of the Hundred and the Tower of Hananel.

Nehemiah 3:5

Moreover, next to him the Tekoites made repairs, but their nobles did not support the work of their masters.

Isaiah 33:22

For the Lord is our judge,
The Lord is our lawgiver,
The Lord is our king;
He will save us—

John 1:17

For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 6:17-18

Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.

James 4:12

There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and to destroy; but who are you who judge your neighbor?

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