2 Samuel 23:6

“But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the sonnes of Belial shall bee all of them as thornes thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But the worthless, every one of them will be thrust away like thorns, Because they cannot be taken in hand;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the ungodly shall be all of them as thorns to be thrust away, Because they cannot be taken with the hand;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the evil-doers, all of them, will be like thorns to be pushed away, because they may not be gripped in the hand:
- Basic English Bible

But [the sons] of Belial [are] all of them as thorns thrust away, Because they cannot be taken with hands;
- Darby Bible

But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands:
- Webster's Bible

But all of the ungodly shall be as thorns to be thrust away, because they can't be taken with the hand,
- World English Bible

As to the worthless -- As a thorn driven away [are] all of them, For -- not by hand are they taken;
- Youngs Literal Bible

But the ungodly, they are as thorns thrust away, all of them, for they cannot be taken with the hand;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 23:6


23:6 But - Having in the foregoing verses described the nature, and stability of that kingdom which God had by a sure covenant settled upon him and his seed; and especially, upon the Messiah, who was to be one of his posterity; he now describes the nature and miserable condition, of all the enemies of this holy and blessed kingdom. As thorns - Which men do not use to handle, but thrust them away. And so will God thrust away from himself, and from his people, and kingdom, all those who shall either secretly or openly set themselves against it.


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