Parallel Verses

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:

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,

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 ye unto it: 18 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: 19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel: and from Nahaliel to Bamoth:


Cross References

Numbers 33:45-47

And they departed from Iim, and pitched in Dibongad.

Deuteronomy 5:31

But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it.

Deuteronomy 33:4

Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.

2 Chronicles 17:7-9

Also in the third year of his reign he sent to his princes, even to Benhail, and to Obadiah, and to Zechariah, and to Nethaneel, and to Michaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah.

Nehemiah 3:1

Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they builded the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower of Hananeel.

Nehemiah 3:5

And next unto them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not their necks to the work of their Lord.

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 by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 6:17-18

Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

James 4:12

There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?

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