KJV LexiconFor behold I will send
to send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications)
a snake (from its hiss) -- serpent.
from an unused root meaning to extrude; a viper (as thrusting out the tongue, i.e. hissing) -- adder, cockatrice.
among you which will not be charmed
a whisper, i.e. by implication, (in a good sense) a private prayer, (in a bad one) an incantation; concretely, an amulet -- charmed, earring, enchantment, orator, prayer.
and they shall bite
to strike with a sting (as a serpent); figuratively, to oppress with interest on a loan -- bite, lend upon usury.
an oracle -- (hath) said, saith.
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
"For behold, I am sending serpents against you, Adders, for which there is no charm, And they will bite you," declares the LORD.
King James Bible
For, behold, I will send serpents, cockatrices, among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, saith the LORD.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Indeed, I am about to send snakes among you, poisonous vipers that cannot be charmed. They will bite you. This is the LORD's declaration.
International Standard Version
Look, I'll send snakes among you, vipers that cannot be charmed, and they'll bite you."
The LORD says, "Yes indeed, I am sending an enemy against you that will be like poisonous snakes which cannot be charmed away. And they will inflict fatal wounds on you."
GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I am going to send snakes among you, vipers that can't be charmed. They will bite you," declares the LORD.
King James 2000 Bible
For, behold, I will send serpents, adders, among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, says the LORD.
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