Isaiah 41:12
New International Version
Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all.

New Living Translation
You will look in vain for those who tried to conquer you. Those who attack you will come to nothing.

English Standard Version
You shall seek those who contend with you, but you shall not find them; those who war against you shall be as nothing at all.

Berean Study Bible
You will seek them but will not find them. Those who wage war against you will come to nothing.

King James Bible
Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.

New King James Version
You shall seek them and not find them— Those who contended with you. Those who war against you Shall be as nothing, As a nonexistent thing.

New American Standard Bible
“You will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them, Those who war with you will be as nothing and non-existent.

NASB 1995
"You will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them, Those who war with you will be as nothing and non-existent.

NASB 1977
“You will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them, Those who war with you will be as nothing, and non-existent.

Amplified Bible
“You shall search for those who quarrel with you, but will not find them; They who war against you will be as nothing, as nothing at all.

Christian Standard Bible
You will look for those who contend with you, but you will not find them. Those who war against you will become absolutely nothing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You will look for those who contend with you, but you will not find them. Those who war against you will become absolutely nothing.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contend with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You shall seek them and you shall not find the men who contend with you. The men who fight with you shall be as if they are not

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou shalt seek them, and thou shalt not find the men who shall insolently rage against thee: for they shall be as if they were not, and they that war against thee shall not be.

Contemporary English Version
You will look around for those brutal enemies, but you won't find them--they will be gone.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find the men that resist thee: they shall be as nothing: and as a thing consumed the men that war against thee.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contend with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.

Good News Translation
and will disappear from the earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will search for your enemies, but you will not find them. Those who are at war with you will be reduced to nothing and no longer exist.

International Standard Version
Those who quarrel with you will be as nothing; those who fight you like nothing at all!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, Even them that contended with thee; They that warred against thee Shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.

Literal Standard Version
You seek them, and do not find them, "" The men who debate with you, "" They are as nothing, indeed, as nothing, "" The men who war with you.

NET Bible
When you will look for your opponents, you will not find them; your enemies will be reduced to absolutely nothing.

New Heart English Bible
You will seek them, and won't find them, even those who contend with you. Those who war against you will be as nothing, as a non-existent thing.

World English Bible
You will seek them, and won't find them, even those who contend with you. Those who war against you will be as nothing, as a non-existent thing.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou seekest them, and findest them not, The men who debate with thee, They are as nothing, yea, as nothing, The men who war with thee.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Help to Israel
11Behold, all who rage against you will be ashamed and disgraced; those who contend with you will be reduced to nothing and will perish. 12You will seek them but will not find them. Those who wage war against you will come to nothing. 13For I am the LORD your God, who takes hold of your right hand and tells you: Do not fear, I will help you.…

Cross References
Job 20:7
he will perish forever, like his own dung; those who had seen him will ask, 'Where is he?'

Psalm 37:35
I have seen a wicked, ruthless man flourishing like a well-rooted native tree,

Psalm 37:36
yet he passed away and was no more; though I searched, he could not be found.

Isaiah 17:14
In the evening, there is sudden terror! Before morning, they are no more! This is the portion of those who loot us and the lot of those who plunder us.

Isaiah 34:12
No nobles will be left to proclaim a king, and all her princes will come to nothing.


Treasury of Scripture

You shall seek them, and shall not find them, even them that contended with you: they that war against you shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nothing.

shalt seek

Job 20:7-9
Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he? …

Psalm 37:35,36
I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree…

them that contended with thee.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You will seek
תְּבַקְשֵׁם֙ (tə·ḇaq·šêm)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1245: To search out, to strive after

[them]
אַנְשֵׁ֖י (’an·šê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

but will not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

find them.
תִמְצָאֵ֔ם (ṯim·ṣā·’êm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

Those who wage war
מִלְחַמְתֶּֽךָ׃ (mil·ḥam·te·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 4421: A battle, war

against you
אַנְשֵׁ֥י (’an·šê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

will come
יִהְי֥וּ (yih·yū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

to nothing.
כְאַ֛יִן (ḵə·’a·yin)
Preposition-k | Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle


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