KJV LexiconBehold I am against thee saith
an oracle -- (hath) said, saith.
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.
a mass of persons (or figuratively, things), especially reg. organized for war (an army); by implication, a campaign, literally or figuratively (specifically, hardship, worship)
and I will burn
to kindle, i.e. consume (by fire or by eating); also to be(-come) brutish
a vehicle; by implication, a team; by extension, cavalry; by analogy a rider, i.e. the upper millstone -- chariot, (upper) millstone, multitude (from the margin), wagon.
in the smoke
smoke, literally or figuratively (vapor, dust, anger) -- smoke(-ing).
and the sword
drought; also a cutting instrument (from its destructive effect), as a knife, sword, or other sharp implement -- axe, dagger, knife, mattock, sword, tool.
to eat -- at all, burn up, consume, devour(-er, up), dine, eat(-er, up), feed (with), food, freely, in...wise(-deed, plenty), (lay) meat, quite.
thy young lions
a village (as covered in by walls); also a young lion (perhaps as covered with a mane) -- (young) lion, village.
and I will cut off
to cut (off, down or asunder); by implication, to destroy or consume; specifically, to covenant
something torn, i.e. a fragment, e.g. a fresh leaf, prey, food -- leaf, meat, prey, spoil.
from the earth
the earth (at large, or partitively a land) -- common, country, earth, field, ground, land, natins, way, + wilderness, world.
and the voice
from an unused root meaning to call aloud; a voice or sound
of thy messengers
a messenger; specifically, of God, i.e. an angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher) -- ambassador, angel, king, messenger.
shall no more be heard
to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.)
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
"Behold, I am against you," declares the LORD of hosts. "I will burn up her chariots in smoke, a sword will devour your young lions; I will cut off your prey from the land, and no longer will the voice of your messengers be heard."
King James Bible
Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall devour thy young lions: and I will cut off thy prey from the earth, and the voice of thy messengers shall no more be heard.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Beware, I am against you. This is the declaration of the LORD of Hosts. I will make your chariots go up in smoke and the sword will devour your young lions. I will cut off your prey from the earth, and the sound of your messengers will never be heard again.
International Standard Version
"I am against you," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "and I will send your chariots up in smoke. A sword will devour your young lions, I will eliminate your prey from the earth, and the voice of your messengers will no longer be heard."
"I am against you!" declares the LORD who commands armies: "I will burn your chariots with fire; the sword will devour your young lions; you will no longer prey upon the land; the voices of your messengers will no longer be heard."
GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I am against you, Nineveh," declares the LORD of Armies. "I will send your chariots up in smoke, and a sword will kill your young lions. I will remove your prey from the earth, and no one will ever hear the voice of your messengers again."
King James 2000 Bible
Behold, I am against you, says the LORD of hosts, and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall devour your young lions: and I will cut off your prey from the earth, and the voice of your messengers shall no more be heard.
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