Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD. 7 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. 8 As a snail who melts, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.


Cross References

Joshua 7:5

And the men of Ai struck of them about thirty and six men: for they chased them from before the gate even unto Shebarim, and struck them on the descent: therefore the hearts of the people melted, and became as water.

Psalm 112:10

The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

Psalm 64:3

Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:

Isaiah 13:7

Therefore shall all hands be feeble, and every man's heart shall melt:

Exodus 15:15

Then the chiefs of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.

Joshua 2:9-11

And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD has given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you.

2 Samuel 17:10

And he also that is valiant, whose heart is as the heart of a lion, shall utterly melt: for all Israel knows that your father is a mighty man, and they 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 in the midst of my body.

Psalm 64:7-8

But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.

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