Habakkuk 1:9
Modern Translations
New International Version
they all come intent on violence. Their hordes advance like a desert wind and gather prisoners like sand.

New Living Translation
“On they come, all bent on violence. Their hordes advance like a desert wind, sweeping captives ahead of them like sand.

English Standard Version
They all come for violence, all their faces forward. They gather captives like sand.

Berean Study Bible
All of them come bent on violence; their hordes advance like the east wind; they gather prisoners like sand.

New American Standard Bible
“All of them come for violence. Their horde of faces moves forward. They gather captives like sand.

NASB 1995
"All of them come for violence. Their horde of faces moves forward. They collect captives like sand.

NASB 1977
“All of them come for violence. Their horde of faces moves forward. They collect captives like sand.

Amplified Bible
“They all come for violence; Their horde of faces moves [eagerly] forward, They gather prisoners like sand.

Christian Standard Bible
All of them come to do violence; their faces are set in determination. They gather prisoners like sand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All of them come to do violence; their faces are set in determination. They gather prisoners like sand.

Contemporary English Version
They are eager to destroy, and they gather captives like handfuls of sand.

Good News Translation
"Their armies advance in violent conquest, and everyone is terrified as they approach. Their captives are as numerous as grains of sand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will all come for violence. Every face will be directed forward. They will gather prisoners like sand.

International Standard Version
"They all come to oppress— hordes of them, their faces pressing onward— they take prisoners as numerous as the desert sand!

NET Bible
All of them intend to do violence; every face is determined. They take prisoners as easily as one scoops up sand.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.

New King James Version
“They all come for violence; Their faces are set like the east wind. They gather captives like sand.

King James 2000 Bible
They shall all come for violence: their faces are set like the east wind, and they shall gather captives as the sand.

New Heart English Bible
All of them come for violence. Their hordes face the desert. He gathers prisoners like sand.

World English Bible
All of them come for violence. Their hordes face the desert. He gathers prisoners like sand.

American King James Version
They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.

American Standard Version
They come all of them for violence; the set of their faces is forwards; and they gather captives as the sand.

A Faithful Version
"All of them shall come for violence; their faces are set sternly as the east wind; and they gather captives like the sand.

Darby Bible Translation
They come all of them for violence: the crowd of their faces is forwards, and they gather captives as the sand.

English Revised Version
They come all of them for violence; their faces are set eagerly as the east wind; and they gather captives as the sand.

Webster's Bible Translation
They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
They come all to spoyle: before their faces shalbe an Eastwinde, and they shall gather the captiuitie, as the sand.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
They come all to spoyle: before their faces shalbe an eastwinde, and they shall gather the captiuitie as the sande.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
They come all to spoyle: out of them commeth an east wynde, which bloweth and gathereth their captyues, like as the sonde.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
All for violence—he comes in, "" Their faces swallowing up the east wind, "" And he gathers a captivity as the sand.

Young's Literal Translation
Wholly for violence it doth come in, Their faces swallowing up the east wind, And it doth gather as the sand a captivity.

Smith's Literal Translation
Wholly for violence shall he come: the host of their faces forwards, and he shall gather a captivity as the sand.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
They shall all come to the prey, their face is like a burning wind: and they shall gather together captives as the sand.

Catholic Public Domain Version
They will all approach towards the prey; their face is like a burning wind. And they will gather captives together like sand.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
All of them are coming for plunder; the appearance of their faces is severe and they gather prey like sand

Lamsa Bible
They all come for plunder; the appearance of their faces is fearful, and they shall gather booty as the sand.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
They come all of them for violence; Their faces are set eagerly as the east wind; And they gather captives as the sand.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Destruction shall come upon ungodly men, resisting with their adverse front, and he shall gather the captivity as the sand.








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