Psalm 7:12
Modern Translations
New International Version
If he does not relent, he will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.

New Living Translation
If a person does not repent, God will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.

English Standard Version
If a man does not repent, God will whet his sword; he has bent and readied his bow;

Berean Study Bible
If one does not repent, God will sharpen His sword; He has bent and strung His bow.

New American Standard Bible
If one does not repent, He will sharpen His sword; He has bent His bow and taken aim.

NASB 1995
If a man does not repent, He will sharpen His sword; He has bent His bow and made it ready.

NASB 1977
If a man does not repent, He will sharpen His sword; He has bent His bow and made it ready.

Amplified Bible
If a man does not repent, God will sharpen His sword; He has strung and bent His [mighty] bow and made it ready.

Christian Standard Bible
If anyone does not repent, he will sharpen his sword; he has strung his bow and made it ready.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If anyone does not repent, God will sharpen His sword; He has strung His bow and made it ready.

Contemporary English Version
Whenever your enemies refuse to change their ways, you sharpen your sword and string your bow.

Good News Translation
If they do not change their ways, God will sharpen his sword. He bends his bow and makes it ready;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If a person does not change, God sharpens his sword. By bending his bow, he makes it ready [to shoot].

International Standard Version
If the ungodly one doesn't repent, God will sharpen his sword; he will string his bow and prepare it.

NET Bible
If a person does not repent, God sharpens his sword and prepares to shoot his bow.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

New King James Version
If he does not turn back, He will sharpen His sword; He bends His bow and makes it ready.

King James 2000 Bible
If he turns not, he will whet his sword; he has bent his bow, and made it ready.

New Heart English Bible
If a man doesn't relent, he will sharpen his sword; he has bent and strung his bow.

World English Bible
If a man doesn't relent, he will sharpen his sword; he has bent and strung his bow.

American King James Version
If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he has bent his bow, and made it ready.

American Standard Version
If a man turn not, he will whet his sword; He hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

A Faithful Version
If he does not turn, He will whet His sword; He has bent His bow and made it ready.

Darby Bible Translation
If one turn not, he will sharpen his sword; he hath bent his bow and made it ready,

English Revised Version
If a man turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

Webster's Bible Translation
If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Except he turne, he hath whet his sword: he hath bent his bowe and made it readie.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
If the wicked wyll not turne, he wyll whet his sworde: bende his bowe, and haue it in a redinesse to shoote

Coverdale Bible of 1535
God is a rightuous iudge, & God is euer threateninge. Yf men wil not turne, he hath whet his swearde: he hath bent his bowe & made it ready.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
If [one] does not turn, "" He sharpens His sword, "" He has bent His bow [and] He prepares it,

Young's Literal Translation
If one turn not, His sword he sharpeneth, His bow he hath trodden -- He prepareth it,

Smith's Literal Translation
If he shall not turn back, he will sharpen his sword; he bent his bow and he will be prepared.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Except you will be converted, he will brandish his sword: he hath bent his bow and made it ready.

Catholic Public Domain Version
Unless you will be converted, he will brandish his sword. He has extended his bow and made it ready.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
If he does not turn, he sharpens his sword, he bends his bow; he is ready.

Lamsa Bible
If he turn not from his anger, he will whet his sword and bend his bow and make it ready.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
If a man turn not, He will whet His sword, He hath bent His bow, and made it ready;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If ye will not repent, he will furbish his sword; he has bent his bow, and made it ready.








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