1 Samuel 4:9

“Be strong, and quit yourselves like men, O ye Philistines, that ye be not servants unto the Hebrews, as they have been to you: quit yourselves like men, and fight.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Bee strong, and quit your selues like men, O ye Philistines, that yee be not seruants vnto the Hebrewes, as they haue bene to you: quit your selues like men, and fight.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Take courage and be men, O Philistines, or you will become slaves to the Hebrews, as they have been slaves to you; therefore, be men and fight."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be strong, and quit yourselves like men, O ye Philistines, that ye be not servants unto the Hebrews, as they have been to you: quit yourselves like men, and fight.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be strong, O Philistines, be men! Do not be servants to the Hebrews as they have been to you: go forward to the fight without fear.
- Basic English Bible

Shew yourselves valiant and be men, ye Philistines, that ye may not have to be servants to the Hebrews, as they have been servants to you: be men, and fight.
- Darby Bible

Be strong, and acquit yourselves like men, O ye Philistines, that ye may not be servants to the Hebrews, as they have been to you: acquit yourselves like men, and fight.
- Webster's Bible

Be strong, and behave like men, O you Philistines, that you not be servants to the Hebrews, as they have been to you. Strengthen yourselves like men, and fight!"
- World English Bible

Strengthen yourselves, and become men, O Philistines, lest ye do service to Hebrews, as they have done to you -- then ye have become men, and have fought.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Be strong, and quit yourselves like men, O ye Philistines, that ye be not servants unto the Hebrews, as they have been to you; quit yourselves like men, and fight.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for 1 Samuel 4:9

  • Kwa\'saanga for verse 9
    may God Deliver His Church From ANY Empty Noise. We Need Correct Power Over God 's Enemies
  • Mike Smith for verse 9
    I first heard this in Vietnam in 1968 and it has been with me. I believe, as a veteran, we are not always welcome. We stood, were strong, and defeated our foes. As allowed by our leaders. Praise our Savior, Jesus Christ.
  • 1 Corinthians 16:13, Watch you, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, (andrizomai - Quit being like a man that has no faith) be strong. Do not faint, be strong.

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