KJV LexiconAnd see
to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative)surely, think, view, visions.
if it goeth up
to ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative (as follow)
by the way
a road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb
of his own coast
a cord (as twisted), i.e. (by implication) a boundary; by extens. the territory inclosed -- border, bound, coast, great, landmark, limit, quarter, space.
Beyth Shemesh (bayth sheh'-mesh)
house of (the) sun; Beth-Shemesh, a place in Palestine -- Beth-shemesh.
then he hath done
to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application
us this great
great (in any sense); hence, older; also insolent
bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral)one), worse(-st), wretchedness, wrong. (Incl. feminine raaah; as adjective or noun.).
but if not then we shall know
to know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially
that it is not his hand
a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.),
beat, (be able to) bring (down), cast, come (nigh), draw near (nigh), get up, happen, join, near, plague, reach (up), smite, strike, touch.
us it was a chance
something met with, i.e. an accident or fortune -- something befallen, befalleth, chance, event, hap(-peneth).
that happened to us
to exist, i.e. be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary)
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
"Watch, if it goes up by the way of its own territory to Beth-shemesh, then He has done us this great evil. But if not, then we will know that it was not His hand that struck us; it happened to us by chance."
King James Bible
And see, if it goeth up by the way of his own coast to Bethshemesh, then he hath done us this great evil: but if not, then we shall know that it is not his hand that smote us; it was a chance that happened to us.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then watch: If it goes up the road to its homeland toward Beth-shemesh, it is the LORD who has made this terrible trouble for us. However, if it doesn't, we will know that it was not His hand that punished us--it was just something that happened to us by chance."
International Standard Version
Keep watching it. If it goes up along the road to its own territory to Beth-shemesh, it's the LORD who has done this great evil to us. But if it does not, then we will know that he wasn't pressuring us. It happened to us as a natural event."
But keep an eye on it. If it should go up by the way of its own border to Beth Shemesh, then he has brought this great calamity on us. But if that is not the case, then we will know that it was not his hand that struck us; rather, it just happened to us by accident."
GOD'S WORD® Translation
but then watch where it goes. If it goes up the road to its own country toward Beth Shemesh, then this disaster is the LORD's doing. But if not, we'll know it wasn't his hand that struck us, but what happened to us was an accident."
King James 2000 Bible
And see, if it goes up by the way of its own land to Bethshemesh, then he has done us this great evil: but if not, then we shall know that it is not his hand that struck us: it was by chance that it happened to us.
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