Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Let them flow away like water that runs off; When he aims his arrows, let them be as headless shafts.

King James Version

Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.

Holman Bible

They will vanish like water that flows by; they will aim their useless arrows.

International Standard Version

May they flow away like rain water that runs off, may they become like someone who shoots broken arrows.

A Conservative Version

Let them melt away as water that runs with haste. When he aims his arrows, let them be as though they were cut off,

American Standard Version

Let them melt away as water that runneth apace: When he aimeth his arrows, let them be as though they were cut off.

Amplified

Let them melt away as water which runs on apace; when he aims his arrows, let them be as if they were headless or split apart.

Bible in Basic English

Let them be turned to liquid like the ever-flowing waters; let them be cut off like the grass by the way.

Darby Translation

Let them melt away as waters that flow off; when he aimeth his arrows, let them be as blunted:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Let them melt away as waters which run continually; when he bends his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.

Julia Smith Translation

They shall melt away as water shall go about to them: he will bend his arrow, they shall be as cut off.

King James 2000

Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bends his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Let them run [away] like water [that] runs off. [When] he bends [the bow], let his arrows [be] as though they were cut off.

Modern King James verseion

Let them melt away like waters; they run off to them; he bends his arrows, let them be as though they were cut off.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let them fall away like water that runneth a pace; and when they shoot their arrows, let them be rooted out.

NET Bible

Let them disappear like water that flows away! Let them wither like grass!

New Heart English Bible

Let them vanish as water that flows away. When they draw the bow, let their arrows be made blunt.

New simplified Bible

Let them vanish as water that flows away. When they draw the bow, let their arrows be made blunt.

The Emphasized Bible

Let such men flow away like waters that disperse themselves: He prepareth his arrow, Like grass let them be cut down:

Webster

Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.

World English Bible

Let them vanish as water that flows away. When they draw the bow, let their arrows be made blunt.

Youngs Literal Translation

They are melted as waters, They go up and down for themselves, His arrow proceedeth as they cut themselves off.

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Context Readings

A Cry Against Injustice

6 O God, shatter their teeth in their mouth; Break out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD. 7 Let them flow away like water that runs off; When he aims his arrows, let them be as headless shafts. 8 Let them be as a snail which melts away as it goes along, Like the miscarriages of a woman which never see the sun.


Cross References

Joshua 7:5

The men of Ai struck down about thirty-six of their men, and pursued them from the gate as far as Shebarim and struck them down on the descent, so the hearts of the people melted and became as water.

Psalm 112:10

The wicked will see it and be vexed, He will gnash his teeth and melt away; The desire of the wicked will perish.

Psalm 64:3

Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword They aimed bitter speech as their arrow,

Isaiah 13:7

Therefore all hands will fall limp, And every man's heart will melt.

Exodus 15:15

"Then the chiefs of Edom were dismayed; The leaders of Moab, trembling grips them; All the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away.

Joshua 2:9-11

and said to the men, "I know that the LORD has given you the land, and that the terror of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land have melted away before you.

2 Samuel 17:10

"And even the one who is valiant, whose heart is like the heart of a lion, will completely lose heart; for all Israel knows that your father is a mighty man and those who are with him are valiant men.

Psalm 22:14

I am poured out like water, And all my bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; It is melted within me.

Psalm 64:7-8

But God will shoot at them with an arrow; Suddenly they will be wounded.



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