2 Chronicles 25:8
Modern Translations
New International Version
Even if you go and fight courageously in battle, God will overthrow you before the enemy, for God has the power to help or to overthrow."

New Living Translation
If you let them go with your troops into battle, you will be defeated by the enemy no matter how well you fight. God will overthrow you, for he has the power to help you or to trip you up.”

English Standard Version
But go, act, be strong for the battle. Why should you suppose that God will cast you down before the enemy? For God has power to help or to cast down.”

Berean Study Bible
Even if you go and fight bravely in battle, God will make you stumble before the enemy, for God has power to help and power to overthrow.”

New American Standard Bible
But if you do go, do it, be strong for the battle; yet God will bring you down before the enemy, for God has the power to help and to bring down.”

NASB 1995
"But if you do go, do it, be strong for the battle; yet God will bring you down before the enemy, for God has power to help and to bring down."

NASB 1977
“But if you do go, do it, be strong for the battle; yet God will bring you down before the enemy, for God has power to help and to bring down.”

Amplified Bible
But if you do go [in spite of this warning], be strong and courageous for battle; yet God will cause you to stumble and fall before the enemy, for God has power to help and to cause people to stumble.”

Christian Standard Bible
But if you go with them, do it! Be strong for battle! But God will make you stumble before the enemy, for God has the power to help or to make one stumble.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if you go with them, do it! Be strong for battle! But God will make you stumble before the enemy, for God has the power to help or to make one stumble."

Contemporary English Version
and so he will let your enemies defeat you, even if you fight hard. He is the one who brings both victory and defeat."

Good News Translation
You may think that they will make you stronger in battle, but it is God who has the power to give victory or defeat, and he will let your enemies defeat you."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you go into battle with them, no matter how courageous you are, God will use the enemy to defeat you, because God has the power to help you or to defeat you."

International Standard Version
But if you do go, strengthen yourself for war. Do you think God will throw you down before the enemy, since God has the power both to help or to overthrow?"

NET Bible
Even if you go and fight bravely in battle, God will defeat you before the enemy. God is capable of helping or defeating."
Classic Translations
King James Bible
But if thou wilt go, do it, be strong for the battle: God shall make thee fall before the enemy: for God hath power to help, and to cast down.

New King James Version
But if you go, be gone! Be strong in battle! Even so, God shall make you fall before the enemy; for God has power to help and to overthrow.”

King James 2000 Bible
But if you will go, do it, be strong for the battle: but God shall make you fall before the enemy: for God has power to help, and to cast down.

New Heart English Bible
But if you will go, take action, be strong for the battle. God will overthrow you before the enemy; for God has power to help, and to overthrow."

World English Bible
But if you will go, take action, be strong for the battle. God will overthrow you before the enemy; for God has power to help, and to overthrow."

American King James Version
But if you will go, do it; be strong for the battle: God shall make you fall before the enemy: for God has power to help, and to cast down.

American Standard Version
But if thou wilt go, do valiantly , be strong for the battle: God will cast thee down before the enemy; for God hath power to help, and to cast down.

A Faithful Version
But if you will go, do it! Be strong for the battle! Even so, God shall make you fall before the enemy, for God has power to help and to throw down."

Darby Bible Translation
But if thou wilt go, do [it]; be strong for the battle: God will make thee fall before the enemy, for there is with God power to help and to cast down.

English Revised Version
But if thou wilt go, do valiantly, be strong for the battle: God shall cast thee down before the enemy; for God hath power to help, and to cast down.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if thou wilt go, do it, be strong for the battle: God will make thee fall before the enemy: for God hath power to help, and to cast down.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
If not, goe thou on, doe it, make thy selfe strong to the battel, but God shall make thee fall before the enemie: for God hath power to helpe, and to cast downe.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
But if thou wilt needes be saytlesse: come on, and take the battell in hande, and God shall make thee fall before the enemie: For God hath power to helpe, and to cast downe.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
For yf thou commest to shewe yi boldnes in the battaill, God shal make the fall before thine enemies. For God hath power to helpe, and to cause for to fall.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
but if you are going, do [it], be strong for battle, God causes you to stumble before an enemy, for there is power in God to help, and to cause to stumble.”

Young's Literal Translation
but if thou art going -- do it, be strong for battle, God doth cause thee to stumble before an enemy, for there is power in God to help, and to cause to stumble.'

Smith's Literal Translation
For if thou goest, to be strong for war: God will cause thee to falter before the enemy, for there is power with God to help and to cause to falter.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And if thou think that battles consist in the strength of the army, God will make thee to be overcome by the enemies: for it belongeth to God both to help, and to put to flight.

Catholic Public Domain Version
But if you think that a war stands by the strength of the army, God will cause you to be overwhelmed by the enemies. For indeed, it belongs to God to assist, and to put to flight.”

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Because you are entering to make great war, LORD JEHOVAH casts you before your enemies, because you have not glorified LORD JEHOVAH who is the helper and the one who exalts.”

Lamsa Bible
You are to engage in a great battle, and the LORD will cause you to fall before your enemies because you have not praised the LORD, for he is the helper and one who exalts.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
But if thou wilt go, and do engage never so valiantly in battle, God will cast thee down before the enemy; for God hath power to help, and to cast down.'

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For if thou shalt undertake to strengthen thyself with these, then the lord shall put thee to flight before the enemies: for it is of the Lord both to strengthen and to put to flight.








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