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


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

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 Thine enemies have roared in the midst of thy assemblies; they set up their own banners for signs. 5 It seems as if one had lifted up
His axe in a forest of trees.
6 But now they break down all the carved work thereof with axes and hammers.


Cross References

1 Kings 5:6

Command, therefore, now that they hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon, and my slaves shall be with thy slaves, and I will give thee for thy slaves the hire that thou shalt appoint, for thou knowest that there is no one among us with the skill to hew timber like the Sidonians.

2 Chronicles 2:14

the son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre, skillful to work in gold and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, in fine linen, and in crimson; also to engrave any manner of figure and to invent any design which shall be put to him, with thy craftsmen and with the craftsmen of my lord David, thy father.

Jeremiah 46:22-23

Her voice shall go forth like a serpent; for they shall march with an army and come against her with axes as hewers of wood.

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