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2 Kings 18:20

    2 Kings 18:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You say, (but they are but vain words,) I have counsel and strength for the war. Now on whom do you trust, that you rebel against me?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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?

    Webster's Revision

    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?

    World English 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?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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?

    Definitions for 2 Kings 18:20

    Vain - Empty; foolish; useless.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 18:20

    Hezekiah no doubt believed that in the "counsel" of Eliakim and Isaiah, and in the "strength" promised him by Egypt, he had resources which justified him in provoking a war.

    Vain words - literally, as in margin, i. e., a mere word, to which the facts do not correspond.