Genesis 10:9
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New International Version
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; that is why it is said, "Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the LORD."

New Living Translation
Since he was the greatest hunter in the world, his name became proverbial. People would say, "This man is like Nimrod, the greatest hunter in the world."

English Standard Version
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD. Therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD.”

New American Standard Bible
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD."

King James Bible
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He was a powerful hunter in the sight of the LORD. That is why it is said, "Like Nimrod, a powerful hunter in the sight of the LORD."

International Standard Version
He became a fearless hunter in defiance of the LORD. That is why it is said, "Like Nimrod, a fearless hunter in defiance of the LORD."

NET Bible
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD. (That is why it is said, "Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the LORD.")

New Heart English Bible
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD. Therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the LORD."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He was a mighty hunter whom the LORD blessed. That's why people used to say, "[He's] like Nimrod, a mighty hunter whom the LORD blessed."

JPS Tanakh 1917
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; wherefore it is said: 'Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD.'

New American Standard 1977
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
He was a powerful hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, Even as Nimrod, the powerful hunter before the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: therefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.

American King James Version
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: why it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.

American Standard Version
He was a mighty hunter before Jehovah: wherefore it is said, Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he was a stout hunter before the Lord. Hence came a proverb: Even as Nemrod the stout hunter before the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
He was a mighty hunter before Jehovah; therefore it is said, As Nimrod, the mighty hunter before Jehovah!

English Revised Version
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.

World English Bible
He was a mighty hunter before Yahweh. Therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before Yahweh."

Young's Literal Translation
he hath begun to be a hero in the land; he hath been a hero in hunting before Jehovah; therefore it is said, 'As Nimrod the hero in hunting before Jehovah.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
10:8-14 Nimrod was a great man in his day; he began to be mighty in the earth, Those before him were content to be upon the same level with their neighbours, and though every man bare rule in his own house, yet no man pretended any further. Nimrod was resolved to lord it over his neighbours. The spirit of the giants before the flood, who became mighty men, and men of renown, Ge 6:4, revived in him. Nimrod was a great hunter. Hunting then was the method of preventing the hurtful increase of wild beasts. This required great courage and address, and thus gave an opportunity for Nimrod to command others, and gradually attached a number of men to one leader. From such a beginning, it is likely, that Nimrod began to rule, and to force others to submit. He invaded his neighbours' rights and properties, and persecuted innocent men; endeavouring to make all his own by force and violence. He carried on his oppressions and violence in defiance of God himself. Nimrod was a great ruler. Some way or other, by arts or arms, he got into power, and so founded a monarchy, which was the terror of the mighty, and bid fair to rule all the world. Nimrod was a great builder. Observe in Nimrod the nature of ambition. It is boundless; much would have more, and still cries, Give, give. It is restless; Nimrod, when he had four cities under his command, could not be content till he had four more. It is expensive; Nimrod will rather be at the charge of rearing cities, than not have the honour of ruling them. It is daring, and will stick at nothing. Nimrod's name signifies rebellion; tyrants to men are rebels to God. The days are coming, when conquerors will no longer be spoken of with praise, as in man's partial histories, but be branded with infamy, as in the impartial records of the Bible.
Study Bible
The Hamites
8Now Cush became the father of Nimrod; he became a mighty one on the earth. 9He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD." 10The beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.…
Cross References
Genesis 10:8
Now Cush became the father of Nimrod; he became a mighty one on the earth.

Genesis 10:10
The beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

Genesis 25:27
When the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the field, but Jacob was a peaceful man, living in tents.

Isaiah 18:2
Which sends envoys by the sea, Even in papyrus vessels on the surface of the waters. Go, swift messengers, to a nation tall and smooth, To a people feared far and wide, A powerful and oppressive nation Whose land the rivers divide.
Treasury of Scripture

He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: why it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.

a mighty.

Genesis 6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, …

Genesis 25:27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; …

Genesis 27:30 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob…

Genesis 27:30 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob…

Jeremiah 16:16 Behold, I will send for many fishers, said the LORD, and they shall …

Ezekiel 13:18 And say, Thus said the Lord GOD; Woe to the women that sew pillows …

Micah 7:2 The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright …

before the Lord.

Genesis 6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

Genesis 13:13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

Even.

2 Chronicles 28:22 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against …

Psalm 52:7 See, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted …

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