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Isaiah 44:14

14 sHe cuts down cedars, or he chooses a cypress tree or an oak and lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest. He plants a cedar and the rain nourishes it.

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Isaiah 44:14 — The New International Version (NIV)

14 He cut down cedars,

or perhaps took a cypress or oak.

He let it grow among the trees of the forest,

or planted a pine, and the rain made it grow.

Isaiah 44:14 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

14 He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak,

Which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest:

He planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.

Isaiah 44:14 — New Living Translation (NLT)

14 He cuts down cedars;

he selects the cypress and the oak;

he plants the pine in the forest

to be nourished by the rain.

Isaiah 44:14 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

14 He cuts down cedars for himself,

And takes the cypress and the oak;

He secures it for himself among the trees of the forest.

He plants a pine, and the rain nourishes it.

Isaiah 44:14 — New Century Version (NCV)

14 He cuts down cedars

or cypress or oak trees.

Those trees grew by their own power in the forest.

Or he plants a pine tree, and the rain makes it grow.

Isaiah 44:14 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

14 He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the holm-tree and the oak, and strengtheneth for himself one among the trees of the forest: he planteth a fir-tree, and the rain doth nourish it.

Isaiah 44:14 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

14 When he heweth him down cedars, he taketh also a holm-oak and a terebinth—he chooseth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth a pine, and the rain maketh it grow.

Isaiah 44:14 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

14 They cut down cedars for themselves. Then they choose fir trees or oaks. They let them grow strong among the trees in the forest. Then they plant cedars, and the rain makes them grow.

Isaiah 44:14 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

14 He cuts down cedars for his use,

or he takes a cypress or an oak.

He lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest.

He plants a laurel, and the rain makes it grow.

Isaiah 44:14 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

14 He cuts down cedars or chooses a holm tree or an oak and lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest. He plants a cedar and the rain nourishes it.

Isaiah 44:14 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

14 Cutting down cedars for himself,

he chooses a holm tree and an oak,

and he lets it grow strong for him among the trees of the forest.

He plants a cedar, and the rain makes it grow.

Isaiah 44:14 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

14 He cuts down a cedar tree.

Or perhaps he takes a cypress or an oak tree.

It might be a tree that grew in the forest.

Or it might be a pine tree he planted.

And the rain made it grow.

Isaiah 44:14 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

14 Surely he cuts cedars for himself, and takes a cypress or an oak and raises it for himself among the trees of the forest. He plants a fir, and the rain makes it grow.