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Bible in Basic English

Now there came a time, in the days of the judges, when there was no food in the land. And a certain man went from Beth-lehem-judah, he and his wife and his two sons, to make a living-place in the country of Moab.

New American Standard Bible

Now it came about in the days when the judges governed, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the land of Moab with his wife and his two sons.

King James Version

Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.

Holman Bible

During the time of the judges, there was a famine in the land. A man left Bethlehem in Judah with his wife and two sons to live in the land of Moab for a while.

International Standard Version

Now there came a time of famine while judges were ruling in the land of Israel. A man from Bethlehem of Judah, his wife, and his two sons left to live in the country of Moab.

A Conservative Version

And it came to pass in the days when the judges judged, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem-judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.

American Standard Version

And it came to pass in the days when the judges judged, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem-judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.

Amplified

In the days when the judges governed [Israel], there was a famine in the land [of Canaan]. And a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to live temporarily in the country of Moab with his wife and his two sons.

Darby Translation

And it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man went from Bethlehem-Judah, to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.

Julia Smith Translation

And it will be in the days of the judging of the judges, and there will be a famine in the land. And a man from the house of bread of Judah will go to sojourn in the field of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons.

King James 2000

Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And it happened in the days [when] {the judges ruled}, there was a famine in the land, and a man from Bethlehem [of] Judah went {to reside} in the countryside of Moab--he and his wife and his two sons.

Modern King James verseion

And it happened in the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem-judah went to live in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

In the time when the judges judged, there fell a dearth in the land. Wherefore a certain man of Bethlehem Judah went for to sojourn in the country of Moab with his wife and two sons.

NET Bible

During the time of the judges there was a famine in the land of Judah. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah went to live as a resident foreigner in the region of Moab, along with his wife and two sons.

New Heart English Bible

It happened in the days when the judges judged, that there was a famine in the land. A certain man of Bethlehem Judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.

The Emphasized Bible

And it came to pass, in the days when the Judges administered justice, that there was a famine in the land, - and so a certain man went his way, out of Bethlehem-judah to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.

Webster

Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Beth-lehem-judah went to dwell in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.

World English Bible

It happened in the days when the judges judged, that there was a famine in the land. A certain man of Bethlehem Judah went to live in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.

Youngs Literal Translation

And it cometh to pass, in the days of the judging of the judges, that there is a famine in the land, and there goeth a man from Beth-Lehem-Judah to sojourn in the fields of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Now it came to pass in the days
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

when the judges
שׁפט 
Shaphat 
Usage: 203

שׁפט 
Shaphat 
Usage: 203

רעב 
Ra`ab 
Usage: 101

in the land
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

of Bethlehemjudah
בּית לחם 
Beyth Lechem 
Usage: 41

ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

in the country
שׂדי שׂדה 
Sadeh 
Usage: 333

of Moab
מואב 
Mow'ab 
Usage: 181

he, and his wife
נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

and his two
שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

Devotionals

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Context Readings

Elimelech Takes His Family To Live In Moab

1 Now there came a time, in the days of the judges, when there was no food in the land. And a certain man went from Beth-lehem-judah, he and his wife and his two sons, to make a living-place in the country of Moab. 2 And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Beth-lehem-judah. And they came into the country of Moab, and were there for some time.


Cross References

Genesis 12:10

And because there was little food to be had in that land, he went down into Egypt.

Genesis 26:1

Then came a time of great need in the land, like that which had been before in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech, king of the Philistines, at Gerar.

Genesis 43:1

Now the land was in bitter need of food.

Judges 17:8

And he went away from the town of Beth-lehem-judah, looking for somewhere to make his living-place; and on his journey he came to the hill-country of Ephraim, to the house of Micah.

Psalm 105:16

And he took away all food from the land, so that the people were without bread.

Leviticus 26:19

And the pride of your strength will be broken, and I will make your heaven as iron and your earth as brass;

Deuteronomy 28:23-24

And the heaven over your heads will be brass, and the earth under you hard as iron.

Deuteronomy 28:38

You will take much seed out into the field, and get little in; for the locust will get it.

Judges 2:16-18

Then the Lord gave them judges, as their saviours from the hands of those who were cruel to them.

Judges 12:8

And after him, Ibzan of Beth-lehem was judge of Israel.

Judges 19:1-2

Now in those days, when there was no king in Israel, a certain Levite was living in the inmost parts of the hill-country of Ephraim, and he got for himself a servant-wife from Beth-lehem-judah.

2 Samuel 21:1

In the days of David they were short of food for three years, year after year; and David went before the Lord for directions. And the Lord said, On Saul and on his family there is blood, because he put the Gibeonites to death.

1 Kings 17:1-12

And Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, By the living Lord, the God of Israel, whose servant I am, there will be no dew or rain in these years, but only at my word.

1 Kings 18:2

So Elijah went to let Ahab see him. Now there was no food to be had in Samaria.

2 Kings 8:1-2

Now Elisha had said to the woman whose son he had given back to life, Go now, with all the people of your house, and get a living-place for yourselves wherever you are able; for by the word of the Lord, there will be great need of food in the land; and this will go on for seven years.

Psalm 107:34

He makes a fertile country into a salt waste, because of the sins of those who are living there.

Jeremiah 14:1

The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah when there was no water.

Ezekiel 14:13

Son of man, when a land, sinning against me, does wrong, and my hand is stretched out against it, and the support of its bread is broken, and I make it short of food, cutting off man and beast from it:

Ezekiel 14:21

For this is what the Lord has said: How much more when I send my four bitter punishments on Jerusalem, the sword and need of food and evil beasts and disease, cutting off from it man and beast?

Joel 1:10-11

The fields are wasted, the land has become dry; for the grain is wasted, the new wine is kept back, the oil is poor.

Joel 1:16-20

Is not food cut off before our eyes? joy and delight from the house of our God?

Amos 4:6

But in all your towns I have kept food from your teeth, and in all your places there has been need of bread: and still you have not come back to me, says the Lord.

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