Parallel Strong'sHolman Christian Standard BibleThose slain by the sword are better off than those slain by hunger, who waste away, pierced with pain because the fields lack produce.
New American Standard BibleBetter are those slain with the sword Than those slain with hunger; For they pine away, being stricken For lack of the fruits of the field.
King James Bible[They that be] slain with the sword are better than [they that be] slain with hunger: for these pine away, stricken through for [want of] the fruits of the field.
Parallel VersesInternational Standard Version
Those who die by the sword are better off than those who die from starvation, who slowly waste away like those pierced through for lack of food from the fields.
American Standard Version
They that are slain with the sword are better than they that are slain with hunger; For these pine away, stricken through, for want of the fruits of the field.
Young's Literal Translation
Better have been the pierced of a sword Than the pierced of famine, For these flow away, pierced through, Without the increase of the field.
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