Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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 repent, God will sharpen His sword;
He has strung and bent His [mighty] bow and made it ready.

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,

Julia Smith Translation

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

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 judges the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day. 12 If he turns not, he will whet his sword; he has bent his bow, and made it ready. 13 He has also prepared for himself the instruments of death; he makes ready his arrows against the persecutors.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 32:41

If I whet my glittering sword, and my hand takes hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to my enemies, and will reward them that hate me.

Psalm 85:4

Restore us, O God of our salvation, and cause your anger toward us to cease.

Isaiah 27:1

In that day the LORD with his hard and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the fleeing serpent, even leviathan that twisted serpent; and he shall slay the monster that is in the sea.

Isaiah 34:5

For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Edom, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you upon him while he is near:

Jeremiah 31:18-19

I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: restore me, and I shall return; for you are the LORD my God.

Ezekiel 18:30

Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, says the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.

Ezekiel 21:9-11

Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus says the LORD; Say, A sword, a sword is sharpened, and also polished:

Ezekiel 21:23

And it shall be unto them as a false divination in their sight, to them that have sworn oaths: but he will call to remembrance the iniquity, that they may be taken.

Ezekiel 33:11

Say unto them, As I live, says the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn you, turn you from your evil ways; for why will you die, O house of Israel?

Matthew 3:10

And now also the ax is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Acts 3:19

Repent therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

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