Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

It seems as if one had lifted up His axe in a forest of trees.

King James Version

A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.

Holman Bible

It was like men in a thicket of trees, wielding axes,

International Standard Version

As one blazes a trail through a forest with an ax,

A Conservative Version

They seemed as men who lifted up axes upon a thicket of trees.

American Standard Version

They seemed as men that lifted up Axes upon a thicket of trees.

Amplified

They seemed like men who lifted up axes upon a thicket of trees to make themselves a record.

Bible in Basic English

They are cutting down, like a man whose blade is lifted up against the thick trees.

Darby Translation

A man was known as he could lift up axes in the thicket of trees;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Renowned, as one on the way to heaven, he who lifted up axes upon the thick trees for the work of the sanctuary.

Julia Smith Translation

It will be known according to bringing the axes upwards upon the thicket of wood.

King James 2000

A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.

Lexham Expanded Bible

They are known [to be] like [those who] {wield} axes in a thicket of trees.

Modern King James verseion

He is known as one bringing axes on high, on the thick trees.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that hewed timber afore out of the thick trees was known to bring it to an excellent work.

NET Bible

They invade like lumberjacks swinging their axes in a thick forest.

New Heart English Bible

They behaved like men wielding axes, cutting through a thicket of trees.

The Emphasized Bible

One used to be known according as he carried up high - into the thicket of trees - the axes;

Webster

A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.

World English Bible

They behaved like men wielding axes, cutting through a thicket of trees.

Youngs Literal Translation

He is known as one bringing in on high Against a thicket of wood -- axes.

References

Easton

Hastings

Context Readings

Prayer For Israel

4 Your adversaries have roared in the midst of Your meeting place; They have set up their own standards for signs. 5 It seems as if one had lifted up His axe in a forest of trees. 6 And now all its carved work They smash with hatchet and hammers.


Cross References

1 Kings 5:6

"Now therefore, command that they cut for me cedars from Lebanon, and my servants will be with your servants; and I will give you wages for your servants according to all that you say, for you know that there is no one among us who knows how to cut timber like the Sidonians."

2 Chronicles 2:14

the son of a Danite woman and a Tyrian father, who knows how to work in gold, silver, bronze, iron, stone and wood, and in purple, violet, linen and crimson fabrics, and who knows how to make all kinds of engravings and to execute any design which may be assigned to him, to work with your skilled men and with those of my lord David your father.

Jeremiah 46:22-23

"Its sound moves along like a serpent; For they move on like an army And come to her as woodcutters with axes.

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