Parallel Verses

Amplified


It seems as if one had lifted up
An axe in a forest of trees [to set a record of destruction].

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.

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;

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

Axe

Hastings

Context Readings

Prayer For Israel

4
In the midst of Your meeting place Your enemies have roared [with their battle cry];
They have set up their own emblems for signs [of victory].
5 
It seems as if one had lifted up
An axe in a forest of trees [to set a record of destruction].
6
And now all the carved work [of the meeting place]
They smash with hatchets and hammers.


Cross References

1 Kings 5:6

So now, command that they cut cedar trees from Lebanon for me, and my servants will join your servants, and I will give you whatever wages you set for your servants. For you know that there is no one among us who knows how to cut timber like the men of Sidon.”

2 Chronicles 2:14

the son of a Danite woman and a Tyrian father. He is trained to work in gold, silver, bronze, iron, stone, and wood; in purple, blue, and crimson fabrics, and in fine linen. He is able to make any kind of engraving and to carry out any design given him. He will work with your skilled men and those of my lord, David your father.

Jeremiah 46:22-23


“The sound [of Egypt fleeing from the enemy] is like [the rustling of] an escaping serpent,
For her foes advance with a mighty army
And come against her like woodcutters with axes.

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