Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

It will come about in all of the land," declares the LORD, "that two thirds of the people living there will die, but a third will survive who live there.

New American Standard Bible

"It will come about in all the land," Declares the LORD, "That two parts in it will be cut off and perish; But the third will be left in it.

King James Version

And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.

Holman Bible

In the whole land—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
two-thirds will be cut off and die,
but a third will be left in it.

A Conservative Version

And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, says LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die, but the third shall be left in it.

American Standard Version

And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith Jehovah, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.

Amplified

And in all the land, says the Lord, two-thirds shall be cut off and perish, but one-third shall be left alive.

Bible in Basic English

And it will come about that in all the land, says the Lord, two parts of it will be cut off and come to an end; but the third will be still living there.

Darby Translation

And it shall come to pass in all the land, saith Jehovah, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And it shall come to pass that in all the land, said the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off in her and shall be lost; but the third shall be left therein.

Julia Smith Translation

And it was in all the land, says Jehovah, two parts in it shall be cut off, they shall expire; and the third shall be left in it

King James 2000

And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, says the LORD, two parts in it shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left in it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{And then} in all the land," {declares} Yahweh, "{two thirds} will be cut off and perish, and one third will be left alive in it.

Modern King James verseion

And it shall be in all the land, says Jehovah, two parts in it shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left in it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And it shall come to pass, sayeth the LORD, that in all the land two parts shall be rooted out, but the third part shall remain therein.

NET Bible

It will happen in all the land, says the Lord, that two-thirds of the people in it will be cut off and die, but one-third will be left in it.

New Heart English Bible

It shall happen that in all the land," says the LORD, "two parts in it will be cut off and die; but the third will be left in it.

The Emphasized Bible

And it shall come to pass, in all the land, declareth Yahweh, Two-thirds therein, shall be cut off, and expire, - but, a third, shall be left therein;

Webster

And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.

World English Bible

It shall happen that in all the land," says Yahweh, "two parts in it will be cut off and die; but the third will be left in it.

Youngs Literal Translation

And it hath come to pass, In all the land, an affirmation of Jehovah, Two parts in it are cut off -- they expire, And the third is left in it.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And it shall come to pass, that in all the land
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

נאם 
N@'um 
Usage: 376

the Lord

Usage: 0

two
שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

כּרת 
Karath 
Usage: 287

and die
גּוע 
Gava` 
die, give up the ghost, dead, perish, dead
Usage: 24

but the third
שׁלישׁי 
Sh@liyshiy 
Usage: 108

Context Readings

God's People Cleansed

7 "Arise, sword, against my shepherd, against the mighty one who is related to me," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. "Strike the shepherd, the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn against the insignificant ones. 8 It will come about in all of the land," declares the LORD, "that two thirds of the people living there will die, but a third will survive who live there. 9 And I will bring that surviving third through, testing them as if through fire, purifying them like silver, assaying them like gold. They will call on my name, and I will answer them. I will say, "This is my people,' and they will say, "The LORD is my God.'"



Cross References

Ezekiel 5:2-4

You are to burn a third of it in the middle of the city when you've finished your siege. Next, you are to take another third of it and beat it with your sword. Last, you are to scatter the remaining third to the wind, after which I'll unsheathe my sword and pursue them.

Ezekiel 5:12

A third of you will die by pestilence, starving because of the famine in your midst. Another third will die violently by the violence of war around you. The final third I'll scatter to the wind as I unsheathe my sword to pursue them.

Isaiah 6:13

Even though a tenth of its people remain in it, it will once again be burned, like a terebinth or an oak tree, the stump of which, though the tree has been felled, still contains holy seed."

Deuteronomy 28:49-68

"The LORD will raise a distant nation against you from the other side of the earth. Swooping down like a vulture,

Isaiah 65:12-15

I'll consign you to the sword, and all of you will bend down for the slaughter because when I called, you didn't answer, when I spoke, you didn't listen; but you did what was evil in my sight, and chose what I took no pleasure in."

Isaiah 66:4-6

Therefore I, too, will choose harsh treatment for them, and will bring upon them what they dread. For when I called, no one answered; when I spoke, they didn't listen; but they did what I consider to be evil, and chose what doesn't please me."

Isaiah 66:24

"Then they will go out and look upon the dead bodies of the people who rebelled against me. For their worm will not die, nor will their fire be extinguished, and they will remain an object of revulsion to all humanity."

Jeremiah 30:11

For I'll be with you to save you,' declares the LORD. "For I'll put an end to all the nations where I scattered you; but I won't make an end of you. I'll discipline you justly, but I certainly won't leave you unpunished.'

Daniel 9:27

He will make a binding covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he will suspend both the sacrifice and grain offerings. Destructive people will cause desolation on the pinnacle until it is complete and what has been decreed is poured out on the desolator.'"

Joel 2:31-32

The sun will be given over to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the coming of the great and terrifying Day of the LORD.

Amos 9:8-9

Look! The eyes of the Lord GOD are on the sinful kingdom. I will destroy it from the face of the earth; but I will not totally destroy the house of Jacob," declares the LORD.

Zechariah 11:6-9

Therefore I will no longer show compassion upon those who live in the land," declares the LORD. "Look! I will deliver every single person into the control of his neighbor and into the control of the king. Even though they assault the land, I will not deliver it from their control."

Zechariah 14:1-2

"Look! A day is coming for the LORD, when your plunder will be divided among you.

Malachi 3:1-2

"Watch out! I'm sending my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly, the LORD you are looking for will come to his Temple. He is the messenger of the covenant whom you desire. Watch out! He is coming!" says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

Malachi 3:5

"I'll come near to you for judgment. I'll be a witness, quick to speak against sorcerers, against adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who defraud the laborer of his wage, against those who defraud the widow and the orphan, against those who deprive the alien of justice, and against those who don't fear me," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

Malachi 4:1-3

"The coming day is certainly going to burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and all who practice evil will be stubble the coming day will set them on fire," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.

Matthew 3:10-12

The ax already lies against the roots of the trees. So every tree that isn't producing good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

Matthew 21:43-44

That is why I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce fruit for it.

Matthew 22:7

Then the king became outraged. He sent his troops, and they destroyed those murderers and burned their city.

Matthew 23:35-37

As a result, you will be held accountable for all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of the righteous Abel to the blood of Berechiah's son Zechariah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar.

Matthew 24:21-22

because at that time there will be great suffering, the kind that hasn't happened from the beginning of the world until now and certainly won't ever happen again.

Mark 13:20

If the Lord had not shortened those days, no one would be saved. But for the sake of the elect whom he has chosen, he has shortened those days.

Luke 19:41-44

When he came closer and saw the city, he began to grieve over it:

Luke 20:16-18

He will come and destroy those farmers and give the vineyard to others." Those who heard him said, "That must never happen!"

Luke 21:20-24

"When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then understand that its devastation is approaching.

Luke 23:28-30

But Jesus turned to them and said, "Women of Jerusalem, stop crying for me. Instead, cry for yourselves and for your children,

Romans 9:27-29

Isaiah also calls out concerning Israel, "Although the descendants of Israel are as numerous as the grains of sand on the seashore, only a few will be saved.

Romans 11:1-5

So I ask, "God has not rejected his people, has he?" Of course not! I am an Israeli myself, a descendant of Abraham from the tribe of Benjamin.

1 Thessalonians 2:15-16

who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, who have persecuted us, and who please neither God nor any group of people,

Revelation 8:7-12

When the first angel blew his trumpet, hail and fire were mixed with blood and thrown on the earth. One-third of the earth was burned up, one-third of the trees was burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.

Revelation 16:19

The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. God remembered to give Babylon the Great the cup of wine filled with the fury of his wrath.

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