Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Kings of armies flee, they flee,
And she who remains at home will divide the spoil!”

King James Version

Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.

Holman Bible

“The kings of the armies flee—they flee!”
She who stays at home divides the spoil.

International Standard Version

"Kings of armies retreat and flee, while the lady of the house divides the spoil.

A Conservative Version

Kings of armies fled quickly, and she who remained at home divided the spoil.

American Standard Version

Kings of armies flee, they flee; And she that tarrieth at home divideth the spoil.


“The kings of the [enemies’] armies flee, they flee,
And the beautiful woman who remains at home divides the spoil [left behind].”

Bible in Basic English

Kings of armies quickly go in flight: and the women in the houses make a division of their goods.

Darby Translation

Kings of armies flee; they flee, and she that tarrieth at home divideth the spoil.

Julia Smith Translation

Kings of armies will flee away, they will flee away, and she resting in the house will divide the spoil

King James 2000

Kings of armies did flee in haste: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"[The] kings of armies flee, they flee, and she [who] remains at home divides [the] spoil.

Modern King James verseion

Kings of armies fled away; and she who stayed at home divided the plunder.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Kings with their armies did flee, and were discomfited; and they of the household divided the spoil.

NET Bible

Kings leading armies run away -- they run away! The lovely lady of the house divides up the loot.

New Heart English Bible

"Kings of armies flee. They flee." She who waits at home divides the spoil,

The Emphasized Bible

Kings of armies, they flee! they flee! And, she that stayeth at home, shall share the spoil.


Kings of armies fled apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.

World English Bible

"Kings of armies flee! They flee!" She who waits at home divides the spoil,

Youngs Literal Translation

Kings of hosts flee utterly away, And a female inhabitant of the house apportioneth spoil.


Context Readings

God's Majestic Power

11 The Lord gives the command;
The women who proclaim the good tidings are a great host:
12 Kings of armies flee, they flee,
And she who remains at home will divide the spoil!”
13 When you lie down among the sheepfolds,
You are like the wings of a dove covered with silver,
And its pinions with glistening gold.

Cross References

Joshua 10:16

Now these five kings had fled and hidden themselves in the cave at Makkedah.

Judges 5:19

The kings came and fought;
Then fought the kings of Canaan
At Taanach near the waters of Megiddo;
They took no plunder in silver.

Joshua 12:7-24

Now these are the kings of the land whom Joshua and the sons of Israel defeated beyond the Jordan toward the west, from Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon even as far as Mount Halak, which rises toward Seir; and Joshua gave it to the tribes of Israel as a possession according to their divisions,

1 Samuel 30:24

And who will listen to you in this matter? For as his share is who goes down to the battle, so shall his share be who stays by the baggage; they shall share alike.”

Exodus 14:25

He caused their chariot wheels to swerve, and He made them drive with difficulty; so the Egyptians said, “Let us flee from Israel, for the Lord is fighting for them against the Egyptians.”

Numbers 31:8-9

They killed the kings of Midian along with the rest of their slain: Evi and Rekem and Zur and Hur and Reba, the five kings of Midian; they also killed Balaam the son of Beor with the sword.

Numbers 31:27

and divide the booty between the warriors who went out to battle and all the congregation.

Numbers 31:54

So Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold from the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it to the tent of meeting as a memorial for the sons of Israel before the Lord.

Joshua 10:42

Joshua captured all these kings and their lands at one time, because the Lord, the God of Israel, fought for Israel.

Judges 5:30

Are they not finding, are they not dividing the spoil?
A maiden, two maidens for every warrior;
To Sisera a spoil of dyed work,
A spoil of dyed work embroidered,
Dyed work of double embroidery on the neck of the spoiler?’

Revelation 6:15

Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains;

Revelation 19:17-20

Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and he cried out with a loud voice, saying to all the birds which fly in midheaven, “Come, assemble for the great supper of God,

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