Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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

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:

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.

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! break away their teeth in their mouth, The biters of the young lions, knock thou out, O Yahweh! 7 Let such men flow away like waters that disperse themselves: He prepareth his arrow, Like grass let them be cut down: 8 Like a snail, which melteth away as it goeth, An untimely birth of a woman, which hath not seen the sun:


Cross References

Joshua 7:5

And the men of Ai smote of them about thirty-six men, and pursued them before the gate as far as the Shebarim, and smote them on the slope, - so that the heart of the people melted and became as water.

Psalm 112:10

The lawless one, shall see, and be indignant, his teeth, will he gnash and melt away, The craving of the lawless, shall vanish.

Psalm 64:3

Who have sharpened, like a sword, their tongue, Have made ready their arrow - a bitter word;

Isaiah 13:7

For this cause - All hands, shall hang down, - and Every mortal heart, melt.

Exodus 15:15

Then, were amazed the chiefs of Edom, The mighty ones of Moab, there seizeth them, a trembling, - Melted away, have all the dwellers of Canaan:

Joshua 2:9-11

and said unto the men, I know that Yahweh hath given unto you the land, - and that the terror of you hath fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land, have melted away, from before you.

2 Samuel 17:10

then will, even the son of valour himself, whose heart is as the heart of a lion, utterly melt, - for all Israel do know that, a man of might, is thy father, and that, sons of valour, are they who are with him.

Psalm 22:14

Like water, am I poured out, and, put out of joint, are all my bones, - My heart, hath become, like wax, it is melted in the midst of my body;

Psalm 64:7-8

Once let God have shot at them an arrow, Suddenly have appeared their own wounds!

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