KJV LexiconAnd it came to pass that when all our enemies
hating; an adversary -- enemy, foe.
to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.)
thereof and all the heathen
a foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts -- Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
that were about us
(as noun) a circle, neighbour, or environs; but chiefly (as adverb, with or without preposition) around -- (place, round) about, circuit, compass, on every side.
to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative)surely, think, view, visions.
these things they were much
vehemence, i.e. (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication, wholly, speedily, etc.
to fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitive or causative, literal or figurative)
in their own eyes
an eye; by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape)
for they perceived
to know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially
that this work
deputyship, i.e. ministry; generally, employment (never servile) or work (abstractly or concretely); also property (as the result of labor)
to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application
of our God
angels, exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), (very) great, judges, mighty.
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
When all our enemies heard of it, and all the nations surrounding us saw it, they lost their confidence; for they recognized that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God.
King James Bible
And it came to pass, that when all our enemies heard thereof, and all the heathen that were about us saw these things, they were much cast down in their own eyes: for they perceived that this work was wrought of our God.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
When all our enemies heard this, all the surrounding nations were intimidated and lost their confidence, for they realized that this task had been accomplished by our God.
International Standard Version
When all of our enemies—including the surrounding nations—heard this, they became very discouraged, since they saw that the work had been done by our God.
When all our enemies heard and all the nations who were around us saw this, they were greatly disheartened. They knew that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afraid and lost their self-confidence. They realized we had done this work with the help of our God.
King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, that when all our enemies heard of it, and all the nations that were about us saw these things, they were much cast down in their own eyes: for they perceived that this work was done by our God.
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