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Exodus 32:17–18

17 When vJoshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, “There is a noise of war in the camp.” 18 But he said, “It is not the sound of wshouting for victory, or the sound of the cry of defeat, but the sound of singing that I hear.”

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Exodus 32:17–18 — The New International Version (NIV)

17 When Joshua heard the noise of the people shouting, he said to Moses, “There is the sound of war in the camp.”

18 Moses replied:

“It is not the sound of victory,

it is not the sound of defeat;

it is the sound of singing that I hear.”

Exodus 32:17–18 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

17 And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp. 18 And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear.

Exodus 32:17–18 — New Living Translation (NLT)

17 When Joshua heard the boisterous noise of the people shouting below them, he exclaimed to Moses, “It sounds like war in the camp!”

18 But Moses replied, “No, it’s not a shout of victory nor the wailing of defeat. I hear the sound of a celebration.”

Exodus 32:17–18 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

17 And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, “There is a noise of war in the camp.”

18 But he said:

It is not the noise of the shout of victory,

Nor the noise of the cry of defeat,

But the sound of singing I hear.”

Exodus 32:17–18 — New Century Version (NCV)

17 When Joshua heard the sound of the people shouting, he said to Moses, “It sounds like war down in the camp.”

18 Moses answered:

“It is not a shout of victory;

it is not a cry of defeat.

It is the sound of singing that I hear.”

Exodus 32:17–18 — American Standard Version (ASV)

17 And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp. 18 And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome; but the noise of them that sing do I hear.

Exodus 32:17–18 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

17 And Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, and said to Moses, There is a shout of war in the camp. 18 And he said, It is not the sound of a shout of victory, neither is it the sound of a shout of defeat: it is the noise of alternate singing I hear.

Exodus 32:17–18 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

17 Then Joshua heard the noise of the people shouting. He said to Moses, “It’s the sound of war in the camp!” 

18 Moses replied, 

“It’s not the sound of winners shouting. 

It’s not the sound of losers crying. 

It’s the sound of a wild celebrationthat I hear.” 

Exodus 32:17–18 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

17 When Joshua heard the sound of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, “There is a sound of war in the camp.”

18 But Moses replied:

It’s not the sound of a victory cry

and not the sound of a cry of defeat;

I hear the sound of singing!

Exodus 32:17–18 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 When Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, “There is a noise of war in the camp.” 18 But he said,

“It is not the sound made by victors,

or the sound made by losers;

it is the sound of revelers that I hear.”

Exodus 32:17–18 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

17 And Joshua heard the sound of the people in their shouting, and he said to Moses, “A sound of war is in the camp.”

18 But he said, “There is not a sound of shouting of victory, and there is not a sound of shouting of defeat. I hear a sound of singing.”

Exodus 32:17–18 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

17 Joshua heard the noise of the people shouting. So he said to Moses, “It sounds like war in the camp.”

18 Moses replied,

“It’s not the sound of winning.

It’s not the sound of losing.

It’s the sound of singing that I hear.”

Exodus 32:17–18 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

17 Now when Joshua heard the sound of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, “There is a sound of war in the camp.”

18 But he said,

“It is not the sound of the cry of triumph,

Nor is it the sound of the cry of defeat;

But the sound of singing I hear.”