Leviticus 26:37
New International Version
They will stumble over one another as though fleeing from the sword, even though no one is pursuing them. So you will not be able to stand before your enemies.

New Living Translation
Though no one is chasing you, you will stumble over each other as though fleeing from a sword. You will have no power to stand up against your enemies.

English Standard Version
They shall stumble over one another, as if to escape a sword, though none pursues. And you shall have no power to stand before your enemies.

Berean Study Bible
They will stumble over one another as before the sword, though no one is behind them. So you will not be able to stand against your enemies.

King James Bible
And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword, when none pursueth: and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies.

New King James Version
They shall stumble over one another, as it were before a sword, when no one pursues; and you shall have no power to stand before your enemies.

New American Standard Bible
They will then stumble over each other as if running from the sword, although no one is pursuing; and you will have no strength to stand before your enemies.

NASB 1995
They will therefore stumble over each other as if running from the sword, although no one is pursuing; and you will have no strength to stand up before your enemies.

NASB 1977
‘They will therefore stumble over each other as if running from the sword, although no one is pursuing; and you will have no strength to stand up before your enemies.

Amplified Bible
They shall stumble over one another as if to escape from a sword when no one is chasing them; and you will have no power to stand before your enemies.

Christian Standard Bible
They will stumble over one another as if fleeing from a sword though no one is pursuing them. You will not be able to stand against your enemies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They will stumble over one another as if fleeing from a sword though no one is pursuing them. You will not be able to stand against your enemies.

American Standard Version
And they shall stumble one upon another, as it were before the sword, when none pursueth: and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And a man shall be stumbled by his brother as one before a sword when there is no one chasing them, and there will be no standing before their enemies.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And brother shall disregard brother as in war, when none pursues; and ye shall not be able to withstand your enemies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall every one fall upon their brethren as fleeing from wars, none of you shall dare to resist your enemies.

English Revised Version
And they shall stumble one upon another, as it were before the sword, when none pursueth: and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies.

Good News Translation
You will stumble over one another when no one is chasing you, and you will be unable to fight against any enemy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will stumble over each other, but no one will be after them. They will not be able to stand up to their enemies.

International Standard Version
They'll stumble over each other as though fleeing before the sword, even though no one is pursuing. "You won't have power to resist your enemies.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they shall stumble one upon another, as it were before the sword, when none pursueth; and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies.

Literal Standard Version
And they have stumbled on one another, as from the face of a sword, and there is none pursuing, and you have no standing before your enemies,

NET Bible
They will stumble over each other as those who flee before a sword, though there is no pursuer, and there will be no one to take a stand for you before your enemies.

New Heart English Bible
They will stumble over one another, as it were before the sword, when no one pursues: and you will have no power to stand before your enemies.

World English Bible
They will stumble over one another, as it were before the sword, when no one pursues: and you will have no power to stand before your enemies.

Young's Literal Translation
And they have stumbled one on another, as from the face of a sword, and there is none pursuing, and ye have no standing before your enemies,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Punishments for Disobedience
36As for those of you who survive, I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies, so that even the sound of a windblown leaf will put them to flight. And they will flee as one flees the sword, and fall when no one pursues them. 37They will stumble over one another as before the sword, though no one is behind them. So you will not be able to stand against your enemies. 38You will perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies will consume you.…

Cross References
Leviticus 26:17
And I will set My face against you, so that you will be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee when no one pursues you.

Jeremiah 6:21
Therefore this is what the LORD says: "I will lay stumbling blocks before this people; fathers and sons alike will be staggered; friends and neighbors will perish."

Jeremiah 46:16
They continue to stumble; indeed, they have fallen over one another. They say, 'Get up! Let us return to our people and to the land of our birth, away from the sword of the oppressor.'

Nahum 3:3
Charging horseman, flashing sword, shining spear; heaps of slain, mounds of corpses, dead bodies without end--they stumble over their dead--


Treasury of Scripture

And they shall fall one on another, as it were before a sword, when none pursues: and you shall have no power to stand before your enemies.

they shall

Judges 7:22
And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set every man's sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host: and the host fled to Bethshittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abelmeholah, unto Tabbath.

1 Samuel 14:15,16
And there was trembling in the host, in the field, and among all the people: the garrison, and the spoilers, they also trembled, and the earth quaked: so it was a very great trembling…

Isaiah 10:4
Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

and ye shall

Numbers 14:42
Go not up, for the LORD is not among you; that ye be not smitten before your enemies.

Joshua 7:12,13
Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they were accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you…

Judges 2:14
And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They will stumble
וְכָשְׁל֧וּ (wə·ḵā·šə·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3782: To totter, waver, to falter, stumble, faint, fall

over one
אִישׁ־ (’îš-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

another
בְּאָחִ֛יו (bə·’ā·ḥîw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 251: A brother, )

as before
כְּמִפְּנֵי־ (kə·mip·pə·nê-)
Preposition-k, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

the sword,
חֶ֖רֶב (ḥe·reḇ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

though no one
אָ֑יִן (’ā·yin)
Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

is behind them.
וְרֹדֵ֣ף (wə·rō·ḏêp̄)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7291: To pursue, chase, persecute

So
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

you will not
לָכֶם֙ (lā·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

be
תִֽהְיֶ֤ה (ṯih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

able to stand
תְּקוּמָ֔ה (tə·qū·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8617: A standing, power to stand

against
לִפְנֵ֖י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

your enemies.
אֹֽיְבֵיכֶֽם׃ (’ō·yə·ḇê·ḵem)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 341: Hating, an adversary


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