Parallel Verses


The kings of the enemies' armies, they flee, they flee! She who tarries at home divides the spoil [left behind].

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Kings of armies fled apace, and she that dwells in the house divided 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 word [of power]; the women who bear and publish [the news] are a great host. 12 The kings of the enemies' armies, they flee, they flee! She who tarries at home divides the spoil [left behind]. 13 Though you [the slackers] may lie among the sheepfolds [in slothful ease, yet for Israel] the wings of a dove are covered with silver, its pinions excessively green with gold [are trophies taken from the enemy].

Cross References

Joshua 10:16

Those five kings fled and hid themselves in the cave of Makkedah.

Judges 5:19

The kings came and fought, then fought the kings of Canaan at Taanach by the waters of Megiddo. Gain of booty they did not obtain.

Joshua 12:7-24

These are the kings of the land whom Joshua and the Israelites defeated on the west side of the Jordan, from Baal-gad in the Valley of Lebanon to Mount Halak, which rises toward Seir. Joshua gave their land to the tribes of Israel for a possession according to their allotments,

1 Samuel 30:24

Who would listen to you in this matter? For as is the share of him who goes into the battle, so shall his share be who stays by the baggage. They shall share alike.

Exodus 14:25

And bound (clogged, took off) their chariot wheels, making them drive heavily; and the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel, for the Lord fights for them against the Egyptians!

Numbers 31:8-9

Including the five kings of Midian: Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba; also Balaam son of Beor they slew with the sword.

Numbers 31:27

Divide the booty into two [equal] parts between the warriors who went out to battle and all the congregation.

Numbers 31:54

And Moses and Eleazar the priest received the gold from the commanders of thousands and of hundreds and brought it into the Tent of Meeting as a memorial for the Israelites before the Lord.

Joshua 10:42

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

Judges 5:30

Have they not found and been dividing the spoil? A maiden or two for every man, a spoil of dyed garments for Sisera, a spoil of dyed stuffs embroidered, two pieces of dyed work embroidered for my neck as spoil?

Revelation 6:15

Then the kings of the earth and their noblemen and their magnates and their military chiefs and the wealthy and the strong and [everyone, whether] slave or free hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains,

Revelation 19:17-20

Then I saw a single angel stationed in the sun's light, and with a mighty voice he shouted to all the birds that fly across the sky, Come, gather yourselves together for the great supper of God,

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