2 Kings 10:4
Modern Translations
New International Version
But they were terrified and said, "If two kings could not resist him, how can we?"

New Living Translation
But they were paralyzed with fear and said, “We’ve seen that two kings couldn’t stand against this man! What can we do?”

English Standard Version
But they were exceedingly afraid and said, “Behold, the two kings could not stand before him. How then can we stand?”

Berean Study Bible
But they were terrified and reasoned, “If two kings could not stand against him, how can we?”

New American Standard Bible
But they feared greatly and said, “Behold, the two kings did not stand firm before him; how then can we stand?”

NASB 1995
But they feared greatly and said, "Behold, the two kings did not stand before him; how then can we stand?"

NASB 1977
But they feared greatly and said, “Behold, the two kings did not stand before him; how then can we stand?”

Amplified Bible
But they were extremely afraid and said, “Look, the two kings did not stand before Jehu; so how can we stand?”

Christian Standard Bible
However, they were terrified and reasoned, “Look, two kings couldn’t stand against him; how can we? ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, they were terrified and reasoned, "Look, two kings couldn't stand against him; how can we?"

Contemporary English Version
The officials and leaders read the letters and were very frightened. They said to each other, "Jehu has already killed King Joram and King Ahaziah! We have to do what he says."

Good News Translation
The rulers of Samaria were terrified. "How can we oppose Jehu," they said, "when neither King Joram nor King Ahaziah could?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But they panicked. They said, "If two kings couldn't stand up to him, how can we stand up to him?"

International Standard Version
But they were too terrified, and so they told one another, "Look! Two previous kings couldn't stand up to Jehu, so how can we?"

NET Bible
They were absolutely terrified and said, "Look, two kings could not stop him! How can we?"
Classic Translations
King James Bible
But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, Behold, two kings stood not before him: how then shall we stand?

New King James Version
But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, “Look, two kings could not stand up to him; how then can we stand?”

King James 2000 Bible
But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, Behold, two kings stood not before him: how then shall we stand?

New Heart English Bible
But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, "Look, the two kings did not stand before him. How then shall we stand?"

World English Bible
But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, "Behold, the two kings didn't stand before him! How then shall we stand?"

American King James Version
But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, Behold, two kings stood not before him: how then shall we stand?

American Standard Version
But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, Behold, the two kings stood not before him: how then shall we stand?

A Faithful Version
And they were exceedingly afraid and said, "Behold, two kings did not stand before him; how then shall we stand?"

Darby Bible Translation
And they were exceedingly afraid, and said, Behold, the two kings stood not before him; and how shall we stand?

English Revised Version
But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, Behold, the two kings stood not before him: how then shall we stand?

Webster's Bible Translation
But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, Behold, two kings stood not before him: how then shall we stand?

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
But they were exceedingly afraid, and saide, Behold two Kings coulde not stande before him, how shall we then stand?

Bishops' Bible of 1568
But they were exceedingly afrayde, & sayde: See, two kinges were not able to stande before him: howe shall we then be able to stande?

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Neuertheles they were sore afrayed, and sayde: Beholde, two kynges were not able to stonde before him, how wyl we then endure?
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And they fear very greatly, and say, “Behold, the two kings have not stood before him, and how do we stand—we?”

Young's Literal Translation
And they fear very greatly, and say, 'Lo, the two kings have not stood before him, and how do we stand -- we?'

Smith's Literal Translation
And they will fear greatly, greatly, and say, Behold, two kings stood not before him, and how shall we stand.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
But they were exceedingly afraid, and said: Behold two kings could not stand before him, and how shall we be able to resist?

Catholic Public Domain Version
But they were vehemently afraid, and they said: “Behold, two kings were not able to stand before him. So how will we be able to withstand him?”

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And they were very afraid when they heard, and they said: “Behold, two Kings have not stood before him! How shall we stand before him?”

Lamsa Bible
But when they heard the letter, they were exceedingly afraid and said, Behold, two kings could not stand before Jehu; how then shall we stand before him?

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
But they were exceedingly afraid, and said: 'Behold, the two kings stood not before him; how then shall we stand?'

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they feared greatly, and said, Behold, two kings stood not before him: and how shall we stand?








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