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1 Samuel 7:2

The ark remained at Kiriath Jearimh a long time—twenty years in all.

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1 Samuel 7:2 — English Standard Version (ESV)

From the day that the ark was lodged at Kiriath-jearim, a long time passed, some twenty years, and all the house of Israel lamented after the Lord.

1 Samuel 7:2 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

And it came to pass, while the ark abode in Kirjath-jearim, that the time was long; for it was twenty years: and all the house of Israel lamented after the Lord.

1 Samuel 7:2 — New Living Translation (NLT)

The Ark remained in Kiriath-jearim for a long time—twenty years in all. During that time all Israel mourned because it seemed the Lord had abandoned them.

1 Samuel 7:2 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

So it was that the ark remained in Kirjath Jearim a long time; it was there twenty years. And all the house of Israel lamented after the Lord.

1 Samuel 7:2 — New Century Version (NCV)

The Ark stayed at Kiriath Jearim a long time—twenty years in all. And the people of Israel began to follow the Lord again.

1 Samuel 7:2 — American Standard Version (ASV)

And it came to pass, from the day that the ark abode in Kiriath-jearim, that the time was long; for it was twenty years: and all the house of Israel lamented after Jehovah.

1 Samuel 7:2 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And it came to pass, from the day that the ark abode in Kirjath-jearim, that the time was long; for it was twenty years. And all the house of Israel lamented after Jehovah.

1 Samuel 7:2 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

A long time passed after the ark came to stay at Kiriath Jearim. For 20 years the entire nation of Israel mournfully sought the Lord

1 Samuel 7:2 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Time went by until 20 years had passed since the ark had been taken to Kiriath-jearim. Then the whole house of Israel began to seek the Lord.

1 Samuel 7:2 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

From the day that the ark was lodged at Kiriath-jearim, a long time passed, some twenty years, and all the house of Israel lamented after the Lord.

1 Samuel 7:2 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

From the day the ark stayed in Kiriath Jearim, days multiplied and became twenty years while all the house of Israel mourned after Yahweh.

1 Samuel 7:2 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

The ark remained at Kiriath Jearim for a long time. It was there for a full 20 years. All of the people of Israel were filled with sorrow. They looked to the Lord for help.

1 Samuel 7:2 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

From the day that the ark remained at Kiriath-jearim, the time was long, for it was twenty years; and all the house of Israel lamented after the Lord.


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