Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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,

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

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Verse Info

Context Readings

Prayer For Justice

11 God judging the just one, and being angry in all the days. 12 If he shall not turn back, he will sharpen his sword; he bent his bow and he will be prepared. 13 And he prepared to himself the instruments of death; he will work his arrows for those inflaming.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 32:41

If I sharpened the lightning of my sword, And my hand shall lay hold upon judgment, I will turn back vengeance to mine adversaries, And to those hating me I will requite,

Psalm 85:4

Turn us back, O God of our salvation, and annul thine anger with us.

Isaiah 27:1

In that day Jehovah will review with his hard and great and strong sword upon leviathan the serpent fleeing, and upon leviathan the winding serpent; and he killed the dragon which was in the sea.

Isaiah 34:5

For my sword was drunk in the heavens: behold, it shall come down upon Edom, and upon the people of destruction for judgment

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek ye Jehovah in his being found, and call him in his being near.

Jeremiah 31:18-19

Hearing, I heard Ephraim being thrust away: Thou didst correct me, and I shall be corrected as a calf not being taught: turn me back and I shall be turned back, for thou Jehovah my God.

Ezekiel 18:30

For this I will judge you, O house of Israel, each according to his ways, says the Lord Jehovah: Turn back and withdraw from all your transgressions; and iniquity shall not be to you for a stumbling block.

Ezekiel 21:9-11

Son of man, prophesy and say, Thus said Jehovah: say, A sword, a sword was sharpened, and also polished.

Ezekiel 21:23

And it was to them as a divination of falsehood in their eyes, swearing an oath to them, remembering iniquity to be taken.

Ezekiel 33:11

Say to them, I live, says the Lord Jehovah, if I shall delight in the death of the unjust; but in the turning back of the unjust one from his way, and he lived: turn back, turn back from your evil ways: and wherefore will ye die, O house of Israel?

Matthew 3:10

And now also the axe lies at the root of the trees; therefore every one not making good fruit is cut off and cast into fire.

Acts 3:19

Therefore repent, and return, for your sins to be wiped out, so that times of refreshment might come from the face of the Lord;

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