Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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 LORD gave the word. Great [was] the company of those who published [it]. 12 Kings of armies fled quickly, and she who remained at home divided the spoil. 13 Though ye lay between two boundaries, [it is as] the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her pinions with yellow gold.

Cross References

Joshua 10:16

And these five kings fled, and hid themselves in the cave at Makkedah.

Judges 5:19

The kings came and fought. Then the kings of Canaan fought in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo. They took no gain of money.

Joshua 12:7-24

And these are the kings of the land whom Joshua and the sons of Israel smote beyond the Jordan westward, from Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon even to mount Halak, that goes up to Seir, and Joshua gave it to the tribes of Israel f

1 Samuel 30:24

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

Exodus 14:25

And he took off their chariot wheels, and they drove them with difficulty, so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel, for LORD fights for them against the Egyptians.

Numbers 31:8-9

And they killed the kings of Midian 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 prey into two parts: between the men skilled in war who went out to battle, and all the congregation.

Numbers 31:54

And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it into the tent of meeting, for a memorial for the sons of Israel before LORD.

Joshua 10:42

And all these kings and their land Joshua took at one time, because LORD, the God of Israel, fought for Israel.

Judges 5:30

Have they not found, have they not divided the spoil? A damsel, two damsels to every man, to Sisera a spoil of dyed garments, a spoil of dyed garments embroidered, of dyed garments embroidered on both sides, on the necks of the spo

Revelation 6:15

And the kings of the earth, and the rulers, and the chief captains, and the rich, and the strong, and every bondman and freeman, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains.

Revelation 19:17-20

And I saw one agent having stood in the sun, and he cried out in a great voice, saying to all the birds flying in mid-heaven, Come, gather together to the great supper of God,

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