2 Kings 18:20

“Thou sayest, (but they are but vain words,) I have counsel and strength for the war. Now on whom dost thou trust, that thou rebellest against me?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Kings 18:20

Thou sayest, (but they are but vaine words) I haue counsell and strength for the warre: now on whom doest thou trust, that thou rebellest against me?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You say (but {they are} only empty words), '{I have} counsel and strength for the war.' Now on whom do you rely, that you have rebelled against me?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thou sayest (but they are but vain words), `There is' counsel and strength for the war. Now on whom dost thou trust, that thou hast rebelled against me?
- American Standard Version (1901)

You say you have a design, and strength for war, but these are only words. Now to whom are you looking for support, that you have gone against my authority?
- Basic English Bible

Thou sayest -- but it is a word of the lips -- There is counsel and strength for war. Now on whom dost thou rely, that thou hast revolted against me?
- Darby Bible

Thou sayest, but they are but vain words, I have counsel and strength for the war. Now in whom dost thou trust, that thou rebellest against me?
- Webster's Bible

You say (but they are but vain words), 'There is counsel and strength for war.' Now on whom do you trust, that you have rebelled against me?
- World English Bible

Thou hast said: Only a word of the lips! counsel and might [are] for battle; now, on whom hast thou trusted that thou hast rebelled against me?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Sayest thou that a mere word of the lips is counsel and strength for the war? Now on whom dost thou trust, that thou hast rebelled against me?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Kings 18:20

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 18:20


18:19 Thus saith, &c. - But what are the greatest men when they come to compare with God, or when God comes to contend with them?

18:21 This broken reed - Whoever trusts in man, leans on a broken reed: but God is the rock of ages.

18:22 Is not, &c. - Thus boldly he speaks of the things which he understood not, judging of the great God, by their petty gods; and of God's worship by the vain fancies of the Heathens, who measured piety by the multitude of altars.


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