Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If a man will not turn, he will whet his sword; he hath 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.

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.

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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Verse Info

Context Readings

Prayer For Justice

11 God is a righteous judge, strong and patient; and God is provoked every day. 12 If a man will not turn, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow and made it ready. 13 He hath prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 32:41

If I whet the lightning of my sword, and mine hand take in hand to do justice, I will show vengeance on mine enemies and will reward them that hate me.

Psalm 85:4

Turn us then, O God our Saviour, and let thine anger cease from us.

Isaiah 27:1

In that day, the LORD with his heavy, great, and long sword shall visit Leviathan that fugitive serpent: even Leviathan that crooked serpent, and shall slay the dragon in the sea.

Isaiah 34:5

For my sword shall be bathed in heaven, and shall immediately come down upon Idumaea, and upon the people which I have cursed for my vengeance.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek the LORD, while he may be found, and call upon him while he is nigh.

Jeremiah 31:18-19

Moreover, I heard Ephraim, that was led away captive, complain on this manner, 'O LORD, thou hast corrected me, and thy chastening have I received, as an untamed calf. Convert thou me, and I shall be converted, for thou art my LORD God.

Ezekiel 18:30

"As for me, I will judge every man, according to his ways, O ye house of Israel, sayeth the LORD God. Wherefore be converted, and turn you clean from all your wickedness, so shall there no sin do you harm.

Ezekiel 21:9-11

"Thou son of man, prophesy and speak, 'Thus sayeth the LORD God: speak, the sword is sharpened and well scoured.

Ezekiel 21:23

Nevertheless, as for the soothsaying, they shall hold it but for vanity; even as though a jest were told them. Yea and they themselves remember their wickedness, so that by right they must be taken and won.

Ezekiel 33:11

Tell them, 'As truly as I live, sayeth the LORD God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but much rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn you, turn you from your ungodly ways, O ye of the house of Israel. Oh, wherefore will ye die?'

Matthew 3:10

Even now is the axe put unto the root of the trees: so that every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Acts 3:19

Repent ye, therefore, and turn: that your sins may be done away when the time of refreshing cometh, which we shall have of the presence of the Lord,

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