Deuteronomy 32:25
New International Version
In the street the sword will make them childless; in their homes terror will reign. The young men and young women will perish, the infants and those with gray hair.

New Living Translation
Outside, the sword will bring death, and inside, terror will strike both young men and young women, both infants and the aged.

English Standard Version
Outdoors the sword shall bereave, and indoors terror, for young man and woman alike, the nursing child with the man of gray hairs.

Berean Study Bible
Outside, the sword will take their children, and inside, terror will strike the young man and the young woman, the infant and the gray-haired man.

King James Bible
The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.

New King James Version
The sword shall destroy outside; There shall be terror within For the young man and virgin, The nursing child with the man of gray hairs.

New American Standard Bible
‘Outside the sword will make them childless, And inside, terror— Both young man and virgin, The nursing child with the man of gray hair.

NASB 1995
‘Outside the sword will bereave, And inside terror— Both young man and virgin, The nursling with the man of gray hair.

NASB 1977
‘Outside the sword shall bereave, And inside terror— Both young man and virgin, The nursling with the man of gray hair.

Amplified Bible
‘Outside the sword will bereave, And inside [the chambers] terror— For both young man and virgin, For the nursing child and the man of gray hair.

Christian Standard Bible
Outside, the sword will take their children, and inside, there will be terror; the young man and the young woman will be killed, the infant and the gray-haired man.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Outside, the sword will take their children, and inside, there will be terror; the young man and the young woman will be killed, the infant and the gray-haired man.”

American Standard Version
Without shall the sword bereave, And in the chambers terror; It shall destroy both young man and virgin, The suckling with the man of gray hairs.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Outside, the sword lays waste, and there is terror from the inner chamber, also the boys and virgin girls and young boys with old men.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Without, the sword shall bereave them of children, and terror shall issue out of the secret chambers; the young man shall perish with the virgin, the suckling with him who has grown old.

Contemporary English Version
Young and old alike will be killed in the streets and terrified at home.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Without, the sword shall lay them waste, and terror within, both the young man and the virgin, the sucking child with the man in years.

English Revised Version
Without shall the sword bereave, And in the chambers terror; It shall destroy both young man and virgin, The suckling with the man of gray hairs.

Good News Translation
War will bring death in the streets; terrors will strike in the homes. Young men and young women will die; neither babies nor old people will be spared.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Foreign wars will kill off their children, and even at home there will be horrors. Young men and young women alike will die as well as nursing babies and gray-haired men.

International Standard Version
Outside, the sword will cause bereavement; within, there will be terror for the young man and virgin alike, also for the nursing infant and the aged man."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Without shall the sword bereave, And in the chambers terror; Slaying both young man and virgin, The suckling with the man of gray hairs.

Literal Standard Version
The sword destroys from outside, And out of the inner-chambers—terror, Both youth and virgin, Suckling with man of grey hair.

NET Bible
The sword will make people childless outside, and terror will do so inside; they will destroy both the young man and the virgin, the infant and the gray-haired man.

New Heart English Bible
Outside the sword shall bereave, and in the rooms, terror; on both young man and virgin, The nursing infant with the gray-haired man.

World English Bible
Outside the sword shall bereave, and in the rooms, terror; on both young man and virgin, The nursing infant with the gray-haired man.

Young's Literal Translation
Without bereave doth the sword, And at the inner-chambers -- fear, Both youth and virgin, Suckling with man of grey hair.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Song of Moses
24They will be wasted from hunger and ravaged by pestilence and bitter plague; I will send the fangs of wild beasts against them, with the venom of vipers that slither in the dust. 25Outside, the sword will take their children, and inside, terror will strike the young man and the young woman, the infant and the gray-haired man. 26I would have said that I would cut them to pieces and blot out their memory from mankind,…

Cross References
2 Corinthians 7:5
For when we arrived in Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were pressed from every direction--conflicts on the outside, fears within.

2 Chronicles 36:17
So He brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans, who put their young men to the sword in the sanctuary, sparing neither young men nor young women, neither elderly nor infirm. God gave them all into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar,

Lamentations 1:20
See, O LORD, how distressed I am! I am churning within; my heart is pounding within me, for I have been most rebellious. Outside, the sword bereaves; inside, there is death.

Lamentations 2:21
Both young and old lie together in the dust of the streets. My young men and maidens have fallen by the sword. You have slain them in the day of Your anger; You have slaughtered them without compassion.

Ezekiel 7:15
The sword is outside; plague and famine are within. Those in the country will die by the sword, and those in the city will be devoured by famine and plague.


Treasury of Scripture

The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.

sword

Leviticus 26:36,37
And upon them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth…

Isaiah 30:16
But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.

Jeremiah 9:21
For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the streets.

within [heb] from the chambers

Lamentations 2:19-22
Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street…

Lamentations 4:4
The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Outside,
מִחוּץ֙ (mi·ḥūṣ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2351: Separate by a, wall, outside, outdoors

the sword
חֶ֔רֶב (ḥe·reḇ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

will take their children,
תְּשַׁכֶּל־ (tə·šak·kel-)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7921: To miscarry, suffer abortion, to bereave

and inside,
וּמֵחֲדָרִ֖ים (ū·mê·ḥă·ḏā·rîm)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2315: A chamber, room

terror will strike
אֵימָ֑ה (’ê·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 367: Fright, an idol

the young man
בָּחוּר֙ (bā·ḥūr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 970: Selected, a youth

and
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

the young woman,
בְּתוּלָ֔ה (bə·ṯū·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1330: A virgin, sometimes, a bride

the infant
יוֹנֵ֖ק (yō·w·nêq)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3243: To suck, to give milk

and
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

the gray-haired
שֵׂיבָֽה׃ (śê·ḇāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7872: Hoary head, old age

man.
אִ֥ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person


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