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A wicked man digs up a weed

New International Version
But evil men are all to be cast aside like thorns, which are not gathered with the hand.

New Living Translation
But the godless are like thorns to be thrown away, for they tear the hand that touches them.

English Standard Version
But worthless men are all like thorns that are thrown away, for they cannot be taken with the hand;

Berean Study Bible
But the worthless are all like thorns raked aside, for they can never be gathered by hand.

New American Standard Bible
“But the worthless, every one of them will be thrust away like thorns, Because they cannot be taken in hand;

New King James Version
But the sons of rebellion shall all be as thorns thrust away, Because they cannot be taken with hands.

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

Christian Standard Bible
But all the wicked are like thorns raked aside; they can never be picked up by hand.

Contemporary English Version
But evil people are pulled up like thornbushes. They are not dug up by hand,

Good News Translation
But godless people are like thorns that are thrown away; no one can touch them barehanded.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But all the wicked are like thorns raked aside; they can never be picked up by hand.

International Standard Version
But ungodly men are like thorns that are discarded because they cannot be safely handled.

NET Bible
But evil people are like thorns–all of them are tossed away, for they cannot be held in the hand.

New Heart English Bible
But all of the ungodly shall be as thorns to be thrust away, because they can’t be taken with the hand,

A Faithful Version
But the wicked, all of them, shall be like a thorn thrust away because they cannot be taken with hands.

GOD’S WORD® Translation
“Worthless people are like thorns. All of them are thrown away, because they cannot be picked by hand.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the ungodly, they are as thorns thrust away, all of them, For they cannot be taken with the hand;

New American Standard 1977
“But the worthless, every one of them will be thrust away like thorns, Because they cannot be taken in hand;

King James 2000 Bible
But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands:

American King James Version
But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands:

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
All these are as a thorn thrust forth, for they shall not be taken with the hand,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But transgressors shall all of them be plucked up as thorns: which are not taken away with hands.

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

English Revised Version
But the ungodly shall be all of them as thorns to be thrust away, for they cannot be taken with the hand:

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

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

Young’s Literal Translation
As to the worthless — As a thorn driven away are all of them, For — not by hand are they taken;

Matthew 13:41
The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will weed out of His kingdom every cause of sin and all who practice lawlessness.

Isaiah 27:4
I am not angry. If only thorns and briers confronted Me, I would march and trample them, I would burn them to the ground.

Isaiah 33:12
The peoples will be burned to ashes, like thorns cut down and set ablaze.

Ezekiel 2:6
But you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words. Do not be afraid, though briers and thorns surround you, and you dwell among scorpions. Do not be afraid of their words or dismayed by their presence, though they are a rebellious house.

Nahum 1:10
For they will be entangled as with thorns and consumed like the drink of a drunkard–like stubble that is fully dry.

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

2 Samuel 20:1 And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel.

Deuteronomy 13:13 Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known;

1 Samuel 2:12 Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the LORD.

Genesis 3:18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

Song of Solomon 2:2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.

Isaiah 33:12 And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.

But the worthless
וּבְלִיַּ֕עַל (ū·ḇə·lî·ya·‘al)
Conjunctive waw | Noun – masculine singular
Strong’s Hebrew 1100: Without profit, worthlessness, destruction, wickedness

are all
כֻּלָּ֑הַם (kul·lā·ham)
Noun – masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong’s Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

like thorns
כְּק֥וֹץ (kə·qō·wṣ)
Preposition-k | Noun – masculine singular
Strong’s Hebrew 6975: A thorn, thornbush

raked aside,
מֻנָ֖ד (mu·nāḏ)
Verb – Hofal – Participle – masculine singular
Strong’s Hebrew 5074: To wave to and fro, to rove, flee, to drive away

for
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong’s Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

they can never
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb – Negative particle
Strong’s Hebrew 3808: Not, no

be gathered
יִקָּֽחוּ׃ (yiq·qā·ḥū)
Verb – Nifal – Imperfect – third person masculine plural
Strong’s Hebrew 3947: To take

by hand.
בְיָ֖ד (ḇə·yāḏ)
Preposition-b | Noun – feminine singular
Strong’s Hebrew 3027: A hand

Verses 6, 7. – The sons of Belial; Hebrew, belial ; not a proper name, but a word signifying “worthlessness,” and especially vicious worthlessness (see note on 1 Samuel 1:16). It is from this worthlessness that opposition arises to the just king, and he recognizes it as that which thwarts his efforts. The words may be rendered ?

“But the ungodly are as thorns, to be all of them thrust away;
For they may not be taken hold of with the hand.
And the man that would touch them
Must arm himself with iron and the staff of a spear;
And they shall be utterly burned with fire unto nothingness.” The vicious worthlessness which opposes righteous government must be treated like thorns, too prickly and sharp pointed for gentle dealing. They must be torn up by an iron hook fixed to the end of a spear-handle, and then burnt. The word translated in the same place in the Authorized Version is rendered by Jerome “even to nothing;” and it is just the sort of phrase for which his authority is greatest; for he went to Palestine, and remained there several years, to study the language under Hebrew teachers on the spot. The Septuagint must have had a different reading, as it translates “their shame.”

Alphabetical: all are aside away be Because But cannot cast every evil gathered hand in like men not of one taken the them they thorns thrust to which will with worthless

A wicked man digs up a weed New International Version But evil men are all to be cast aside like thorns, which are not gathered with the hand. New Living Translation But the godless are like

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“Surely Moab will be like Sodom
And the sons of Ammon like Gomorrah—
A place possessed by nettles and salt pits,
And a perpetual desolation.
The remnant of My people will plunder them
And the remainder of My nation will inherit them.”

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Tremble, you women who are at ease;
Be troubled, you complacent daughters;
Strip, undress and put sackcloth on your waist,
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Hill and watch-tower have become caves forever,
A delight for wild donkeys, a pasture for flocks;
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And the wilderness becomes a fertile field,
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Its streams will be turned into pitch,
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And its land will become burning pitch.
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But pelican and hedgehog will possess it,
And owl and raven will dwell in it;
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And the plumb line of emptiness.
Its nobles—there is no one there
Whom they may proclaim king—
And all its princes will be nothing.
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Nettles and thistles in its fortified cities;
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And an abode of ostriches.
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The hairy goat also will cry to its kind;
Yes, the night monster will settle there
And will find herself a resting place.

Zephaniah 2:9 – “Therefore, as I live,” declares the Lord of hosts,The God of Israel,“Surely Moab will be like SodomAnd the sons of Ammon like Gomorrah—A place possessed by nettles and salt pits,And a perpetual desolation.The remnant of My people will plunder themAnd the remainder of My nation will inherit them.”