KJV LexiconAnd they came thither
to go or come (in a wide variety of applications)
into the midst
a bisection, i.e. (by implication) the centre -- among(-st), between, half, (there-,where-), in(-to), middle, mid(-night), midst (among), out (of), through, with(-in).
of the house
a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.)
as though they would have fetched
to take (in the widest variety of applications)
wheat, whether the grain or the plant -- wheat(-en).
and they smote
to strike (lightly or severely, literally or figuratively)
him under the fifth
the abdomen (as obese) -- fifth (rib).
rib and Rechab
rider; Rekab, the name of two Arabs and of two Israelites -- Rechab.
in affliction -- Baanah, the name of four Israelites -- Baanah.
a brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance (like 1) -- another, brother(-ly); kindred, like, other.
to be smooth, i.e. (by implication) to escape (as if by slipperiness); causatively, to release or rescue; specifically, to bring forth young, emit sparks
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
They came to the middle of the house as if to get wheat, and they struck him in the belly; and Rechab and Baanah his brother escaped.
King James Bible
And they came thither into the midst of the house, as though they would have fetched wheat; and they smote him under the fifth rib: and Rechab and Baanah his brother escaped.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
They entered the interior of the house as if to get wheat and stabbed him in the stomach. Then Rechab and his brother Baanah escaped.
International Standard Version
They entered the house as though they intended to obtain some grain and stabbed him in the abdomen. Then Rechab and his brother Baanah escaped.
They entered the house under the pretense of getting wheat and mortally wounded him in the stomach. Then Recab and his brother Baanah escaped.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
when they came into the house as though they were going to get some flour. Instead, they stabbed him in the belly. Then Rechab and his brother Baanah escaped.
King James 2000 Bible
And they came there into the midst of the house, as though they would have gotten wheat; and they struck him under the fifth rib: and Rechab and Baanah his brother escaped.
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