Judges 13:18
Modern Translations
New International Version
He replied, "Why do you ask my name? It is beyond understanding."

New Living Translation
“Why do you ask my name?” the angel of the LORD replied. “It is too wonderful for you to understand.”

English Standard Version
And the angel of the LORD said to him, “Why do you ask my name, seeing it is wonderful?”

Berean Study Bible
“Why do you ask my name,” said the angel of the LORD, “since it is beyond comprehension?”

New American Standard Bible
But the angel of the LORD said to him, “Why do you ask my name, for it is wonderful?”

NASB 1995
But the angel of the LORD said to him, "Why do you ask my name, seeing it is wonderful?"

NASB 1977
But the angel of the LORD said to him, “Why do you ask my name, seeing it is wonderful?”

Amplified Bible
But the Angel of the LORD said to him, “Why do you ask my name, seeing it is wonderful (miraculous)?”

Christian Standard Bible
“Why do you ask my name,” the angel of the LORD asked him, “since it is beyond understanding?”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Why do you ask My name," the Angel of the LORD asked him, "since it is wonderful."

Contemporary English Version
"No," the angel replied. "You don't need to know my name. And if you did, you couldn't understand it."

Good News Translation
The angel asked, "Why do you want to know my name? It is a name of wonder."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Messenger of the LORD asked him, "Why do you ask for my name? It's a name that works miracles."

International Standard Version
The angel of the LORD answered him, "Why are you asking this about my name? It's 'Wonderful.'"

NET Bible
The LORD's messenger said to him, "You should not ask me my name, because you cannot comprehend it."
Classic Translations
King James Bible
And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?

New King James Version
And the Angel of the LORD said to him, “Why do you ask My name, seeing it is wonderful?”

King James 2000 Bible
And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why ask you thus after my name, seeing it is wonderful?

New Heart English Bible
And the angel of the LORD said to him, "Why do you ask for my name? It is incomprehensible."

World English Bible
The angel of Yahweh said to him, "Why do you ask about my name, since it is wonderful?"

American King James Version
And the angel of the LORD said to him, Why ask you thus after my name, seeing it is secret?

American Standard Version
And the angel of Jehovah said unto him, Wherefore askest thou after my name, seeing it is wonderful?

A Faithful Version
And the angel of the LORD said to him, "Why do you ask after my name in this way? Yea, it is wonderful."

Darby Bible Translation
And the Angel of Jehovah said to him, How is it that thou askest after my name, seeing it is wonderful?

English Revised Version
And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Wherefore askest thou after my name, seeing it is wonderful?

Webster's Bible Translation
And the angel of the LORD said to him, why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And the Angell of the Lorde saide vnto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, which is secret?

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And the angel of the Lorde sayde vnto him: Why askest thou thus after my name, which is secrete?

Coverdale Bible of 1535
But the angell of the LORDE sayde vnto him: Why axest thou after my name, which is wonderfull?
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And the Messenger of YHWH says to him, “Why do you ask this, My Name, since it [is] incomprehensible?”

Young's Literal Translation
And the messenger of Jehovah saith to him, 'Why is this -- thou dost ask for My name? -- and it is Wonderful.'

Smith's Literal Translation
And the messenger of Jehovah will say to him, Wherefore this wilt thou ask for my name, and it is wonderful?

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And he answered him: Why askest thou my name, which is wonderful?

Catholic Public Domain Version
And he answered him, “Why do you ask my name, which is a wonder?”

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And The Angel of LORD JEHOVAH said to him: “Why do you ask concerning my name which is glorious?”

Lamsa Bible
And the angel of the LORD said to him, Why do you ask my name, seeing it is Glorious?

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
And the angel of the LORD said unto him: 'Wherefore askest thou after my name, seeing it is hidden?'

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the angel of the Lord said to him, Why dost thou thus ask after my name; whereas it is wonderful?









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