Parallel Verses

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.

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,

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 fountain that the princes opened, that the nobles of the people hollowed out from their staves. And from the wilderness or desert [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 That's also where Israel sang this song: Rise up, well! Sing to it! 18 It's the well that the leaders dug, the one carved out by the nobles of the people with their scepters and staffs. 19 Then they moved on in the wilderness from there to Mattanah, then from Mattanah to Nahaliel, from Nahaliel to Bamoth,


Cross References

Numbers 33:45-47

They traveled from Iyim, then rested in Dibon-gad.

Deuteronomy 5:31

but you stand here with me and I'll speak to you all the commands, decrees, and laws that you must teach them to observe in the land that I'm giving you to possess.

Deuteronomy 33:4

Moses commanded with the Law, an inheritance for the community of Jacob.

2 Chronicles 17:7-9

During the third year of his reign, Jehoshaphat sent his officials Ben-hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah to teach throughout the cities of Judah.

Nehemiah 3:1

So Eliashib the high priest came forward, along with his fellow priests, and reconstructed the Sheep Gate. They consecrated it and installed its doors. They also consecrated the wall as far as the Tower of the Hundred and the Tower of Hananel.

Nehemiah 3:5

Next to them the Tekoites worked valiantly, even though their leading officials weren't fully dedicated to the work of their lord.

Isaiah 33:22

For the LORD is our judge, and the LORD is our lawgiver; and the LORD is our king, and it is he who will save us.

John 1:17

because while the Law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus the Messiah.

1 Timothy 6:17-18

Tell those who are rich in this age not to be arrogant and not to place their confidence in anything as uncertain as riches. Instead, let them place their confidence in God, who lavishly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.

James 4:12

There is only one Lawgiver and Judge the one who can save and destroy. So who are you to judge your neighbor?

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