Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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, yes, a God who has indignation every day. 12 If a man doesn't relent, he will sharpen his sword; he has bent and strung his bow. 13 He has also prepared for himself the instruments of death. He makes ready his flaming arrows.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 32:41

if I whet my glittering sword, My hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to my adversaries, and will recompense those who hate me.

Psalm 85:4

Turn us, God of our salvation, and cause your indignation toward us to cease.

Isaiah 27:1

In that day, Yahweh with his hard and great and strong sword will punish leviathan, the fleeing serpent, and leviathan the twisted serpent; and he will kill the dragon that is in the sea.

Isaiah 34:5

For my sword has drunk its fill in the sky. Behold, it will come down on Edom, and on the people of my curse, for judgment.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek Yahweh while he may be found; call you on 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 calf unaccustomed [to the yoke]: turn me, and I shall be turned; for you are Yahweh my God.

Ezekiel 18:30

Therefore I will judge you, house of Israel, everyone according to his ways, says the Lord Yahweh. Return, 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 Yahweh: Say, A sword, a sword, it is sharpened, and also furbished;

Ezekiel 21:23

It shall be to them as a false divination in their sight, who have sworn oaths to them; but he brings iniquity to memory, that they may be taken.

Ezekiel 33:11

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

Matthew 3:10

"Even now the axe lies at the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree that doesn't bring forth good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire.

Acts 3:19

"Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, so that there may come times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord,

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