Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Deliver those who are being taken away to death, And those who are staggering to slaughter, Oh hold them back.

King James Version

If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;

Holman Bible

Rescue those being taken off to death, and save those stumbling toward slaughter.

International Standard Version

Rescue those who are being led away to death, and save those who stumble toward slaughter.

A Conservative Version

Deliver those who are carried away to death, and hold thou back those who are ready to be slain.

American Standard Version

Deliver them that are carried away unto death, And those that are ready to be slain see that thou hold back.


Deliver those who are drawn away to death, and those who totter to the slaughter, hold them back [from their doom].

Bible in Basic English

Be the saviour of those who are given up to death, and do not keep back help from those who are slipping to destruction.

Darby Translation

Deliver them that are taken forth unto death, and withdraw not from them that stagger to slaughter.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

If thou forbear to deliver those that are drawn unto death and those that are ready to be slain,

Julia Smith Translation

If thou shalt refrain to deliver those being brought to death, and those going to be slain;

King James 2000

Deliver those that are drawn toward death, hold back those that are stumbling to the slaughter;

Lexham Expanded Bible

Rescue those who are led away to the death and those who stagger to the slaughter. If you hold back,

Modern King James verseion

Deliver those being taken to death, and those stumbling to be killed, unless you hold back.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Deliver them that go unto death, and are led away to be slain, and be not negligent therein.

NET Bible

Deliver those being taken away to death, and hold back those slipping to the slaughter.

New Heart English Bible

Rescue those who are being led away to death. Indeed, hold back those who are staggering to the slaughter.

New simplified Bible

If you do not deliver those who are condemned to death,

The Emphasized Bible

Deliver thou such as are being led forth to death, and, them who are tottering to slaughter, oh that thou wouldst hold back!


If thou forbearest to deliver them that are drawn to death, and those that are ready to be slain;

World English Bible

Rescue those who are being led away to death! Indeed, hold back those who are staggering to the slaughter!

Youngs Literal Translation

If from delivering those taken to death, And those slipping to the slaughter -- thou keepest back.


Root Form
If thou forbear
Usage: 28

to deliver
Usage: 213

Usage: 966

Usage: 156

Usage: 38




Context Readings

Learning From Your Father

10 If you are slack in the day of distress, Your strength is limited. 11 Deliver those who are being taken away to death, And those who are staggering to slaughter, Oh hold them back. 12 If you say, "See, we did not know this," Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts? And does He not know it who keeps your soul? And will He not render to man according to his work?

Cross References

Psalm 82:4

Rescue the weak and needy; Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.

Isaiah 58:6-7

"Is this not the fast which I choose, To loosen the bonds of wickedness, To undo the bands of the yoke, And to let the oppressed go free And break every yoke?

1 Samuel 26:8-9

Then Abishai said to David, "Today God has delivered your enemy into your hand; now therefore, please let me strike him with the spear to the ground with one stroke, and I will not strike him the second time."

Job 29:17

"I broke the jaws of the wicked And snatched the prey from his teeth.

Luke 10:31-32

"And by chance a priest was going down on that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

Luke 23:23-25

But they were insistent, with loud voices asking that He be crucified. And their voices began to prevail.

Acts 18:17

And they all took hold of Sosthenes, the leader of the synagogue, and began beating him in front of the judgment seat. But Gallio was not concerned about any of these things.

Acts 21:31-32

While they were seeking to kill him, a report came up to the commander of the Roman cohort that all Jerusalem was in confusion.

Acts 23:10

And as a great dissension was developing, the commander was afraid Paul would be torn to pieces by them and ordered the troops to go down and take him away from them by force, and bring him into the barracks.

Acts 23:23-35

And he called to him two of the centurions and said, "Get two hundred soldiers ready by the third hour of the night to proceed to Caesarea, with seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen."

1 John 3:16-17

We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

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