Psalm 106:23
Modern Translations
New International Version
So he said he would destroy them-- had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him to keep his wrath from destroying them.

New Living Translation
So he declared he would destroy them. But Moses, his chosen one, stepped between the LORD and the people. He begged him to turn from his anger and not destroy them.

English Standard Version
Therefore he said he would destroy them— had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him, to turn away his wrath from destroying them.

Berean Study Bible
So He said He would destroy them—had not Moses His chosen one stood before Him in the breach to divert His wrath from destroying them.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore He said that He would destroy them, If Moses, His chosen one, had not stood in the gap before Him, To turn away His wrath from destroying them.

NASB 1995
Therefore He said that He would destroy them, Had not Moses His chosen one stood in the breach before Him, To turn away His wrath from destroying them.

NASB 1977
Therefore He said that He would destroy them, Had not Moses His chosen one stood in the breach before Him, To turn away His wrath from destroying them.

Amplified Bible
Therefore He said He would destroy them, [And He would have done so] had not Moses, His chosen one, stepped into the gap before Him, To turn away His wrath from destroying them.

Christian Standard Bible
So he said he would have destroyed them — if Moses his chosen one had not stood before him in the breach to turn his wrath away from destroying them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So He said He would have destroyed them-- if Moses His chosen one had not stood before Him in the breach to turn His wrath away from destroying them.

Contemporary English Version
You were angry and started to destroy them, but Moses, your chosen leader, begged you not to do it.

Good News Translation
When God said that he would destroy his people, his chosen servant, Moses, stood up against God and kept his anger from destroying them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God said he was going to destroy them, but Moses, his chosen one, stood in his way to prevent him from exterminating them.

International Standard Version
He would have destroyed them but for Moses, his chosen one, who stood in the breach before him to avert his destructive wrath.

NET Bible
He threatened to destroy them, but Moses, his chosen one, interceded with him and turned back his destructive anger.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.

New King James Version
Therefore He said that He would destroy them, Had not Moses His chosen one stood before Him in the breach, To turn away His wrath, lest He destroy them.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had Moses, his chosen, not stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, so that he wouldn't destroy them.

World English Bible
Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had Moses, his chosen, not stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, so that he wouldn't destroy them.

American King James Version
Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.

American Standard Version
Therefore he said that he would destroy them, Had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, To turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them .

A Faithful Version
And He said that He would destroy them, if Moses His chosen one had not stood before Him in the breach, to turn away His wrath, so that He should not destroy them.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses, his chosen, stood before him in the breach, to turn away his fury, lest he should destroy [them].

English Revised Version
Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Therefore he minded to destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stand in the breach before him to turne away his wrath, least he shoulde destroy them.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
(106:22) Wherfore he appointed to destroy them, had not Moyses his chosen stand in the breache before hym: to turne away his wrathful indignation, lest he should destroy them.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
So he sayde he wolde haue destroyed them, had not Moses his chosen stonde before him in yt gappe: to turne awaie his wrothfull indignacion, lest he shulde destroye the.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And He commands to destroy them, "" Unless Moses, His chosen one, "" Had stood in the breach before Him, "" To turn back His wrath from destroying.

Young's Literal Translation
And He saith to destroy them, Unless Moses, His chosen one, Had stood in the breach before Him, To turn back His wrath from destroying.

Smith's Literal Translation
And he will say to destroy them unless Moses his chosen stood in the breaking before him to turn away his wrath from destroying.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said that he would destroy them: had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach: To turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.

Catholic Public Domain Version
And he said that he would destroy them, yet Moses, his elect, stood firm before him in the breach, in order to avert his wrath, lest he destroy them.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And he said that he would destroy them if Moses, his chosen, had not stood in the gap before him, and turned back his wrath, lest he would destroy them.

Lamsa Bible
Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore He said that He would destroy them, Had not Moses His chosen stood before Him in the breach, To turn back His wrath, lest He should destroy them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So he said that he would have destroyed them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn him away from the fierceness of his anger, so that he should not destroy them.








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