Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

If a man does not repent, He will sharpen His sword; He has bent His bow and made it ready.

King James Version

If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

Holman Bible

If anyone does not repent, God will sharpen His sword; He has strung His bow and made it ready.

International Standard Version

If the ungodly one doesn't repent, God will sharpen his sword; he will string his bow and prepare it.

A Conservative Version

If a man does not repent, he will whet his sword. He has bent his bow, and made it ready.

American Standard Version

If a man turn not, he will whet his sword; He hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

Amplified

If a man does not turn and repent, [God] will whet His sword; He has strung and bent His [huge] bow and made it ready [by treading it with His foot].

Bible in Basic English

If a man is not turned from his evil, he will make his sword sharp; his bow is bent and ready.

Darby Translation

If one turn not, he will sharpen his sword; he hath bent his bow and made it ready,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

If he does not turn, he will whet his sword; he has bent his bow and made it ready.

Julia Smith Translation

If he shall not turn back, he will sharpen his sword; he bent his bow and he will be prepared.

King James 2000

If he turns not, he will whet his sword; he has bent his bow, and made it ready.

Lexham Expanded Bible

If he does not repent, he will sharpen his sword. He has bent his bow and he has {strung} it.

Modern King James verseion

If he does not turn, He will whet His sword; He has bent His bow and made it ready.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If a man will not turn, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow and made it ready.

NET Bible

If a person does not repent, God sharpens his sword and prepares to shoot his bow.

New Heart English Bible

If a man doesn't relent, he will sharpen his sword; he has bent and strung his bow.

The Emphasized Bible

If he turn not, his sword, will he whet, - his bow, hath he bent, and made ready:

Webster

If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

World English Bible

If a man doesn't relent, he will sharpen his sword; he has bent and strung his bow.

Youngs Literal Translation

If one turn not, His sword he sharpeneth, His bow he hath trodden -- He prepareth it,

References

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Hastings

Verse Info

Context Readings

Prayer For Justice

11 God is a righteous judge, And a God who has indignation every day. 12 If a man does not repent, He will sharpen His sword; He has bent His bow and made it ready. 13 He has also prepared for Himself deadly weapons; He makes His arrows fiery shafts.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 32:41

If I sharpen My flashing sword, And My hand takes hold on justice, I will render vengeance on My adversaries, And I will repay those who hate Me.

Psalm 85:4

Restore us, O God of our salvation, And cause Your indignation toward us to cease.

Isaiah 27:1

In that day the LORD will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, With His fierce and great and mighty sword, Even Leviathan the twisted serpent; And He will kill the dragon who lives in the sea.

Isaiah 34:5

For My sword is satiated in heaven, Behold it shall descend for judgment upon Edom And upon the people whom I have devoted to destruction.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near.

Jeremiah 31:18-19

"I have surely heard Ephraim grieving, 'You have chastised me, and I was chastised, Like an untrained calf; Bring me back that I may be restored, For You are the LORD my God.

Ezekiel 18:30

"Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, each according to his conduct," declares the Lord GOD. "Repent and turn away from all your transgressions, so that iniquity may not become a stumbling block to you.

Ezekiel 21:9-11

"Son of man, prophesy and say, 'Thus says the LORD.' Say, 'A sword, a sword sharpened And also polished!

Ezekiel 21:23

"And it will be to them like a false divination in their eyes; they have sworn solemn oaths But he brings iniquity to remembrance, that they may be seized.

Ezekiel 33:11

"Say to them, 'As I live!' declares the Lord GOD, 'I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live Turn back, turn back from your evil ways! Why then will you die, O house of Israel?'

Matthew 3:10

"The axe is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

Acts 3:19

"Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;

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