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 Isaiah 3:22 King James Bible

The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins,


 Isaiah 3:22 New King James Version

     the festal apparel, and the mantles; The outer garments, the purses,




Proverbs 15:18 King James Bible

A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.


 Proverbs 15:18 New King James Version

A wrathful man stirs up strife, But he who is slow to anger allays contention.




Numbers 31:50 King James Bible

We have therefore brought an oblation for the LORD, what every man hath gotten, of jewels of gold, chains, and bracelets, rings, earrings, and tablets, to make an atonement for our souls before the LORD.


Numbers 31:50 New King James Version

Therefore we have brought an offering for the LORD, what every man found of ornaments of gold: armlets and bracelets and signet rings and earrings and necklaces, to make atonement for ourselves before the LORD.”




1 Kings 7:45 King James Bible

And the pots, and the shovels, and the basons: and all these vessels, which Hiram made to king Solomon for the house of the LORD, were of bright brass.




1 Kings 7:45 New King James Version

the pots, the shovels, and the bowls. All these articles which Huram made for King Solomon for the house of the LORD were of burnished bronze.




Deut 14:17 King James Bible

And the pelican, and the gier eagle, and the cormorant,


Deut 14:17 New King James Version

the jackdaw, the carrion vulture, the fisher owl,




Ezekiel 17:3 King James Bible

And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; A great eagle with great wings, longwinged, full of feathers, which had divers colours, came unto Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar:


Ezekiel 17:3 New King James Version

and say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “A great eagle with large wings and long pinions, Full of feathers of various colors, Came to Lebanon And took from the cedar the highest branch.




Ezekiel 24:9 King James Bible

Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the bloody city! I will even make the pile for fire great.


Ezekiel 24:9 New King James Version

‘Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: “Woe to the bloody city! I too will make the pyre great.




Acts 27:30 King James Bible

And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship,


Acts 27:30 New King James Version

And as the sailors were seeking to escape from the ship, when they had let down the skiff into the sea, under pretense of putting out anchors from the prow,




Micah 2:11 King James Bible

If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people.


Micah 2:11 New King James Version

If a man should walk in a false spirit And speak a lie, saying, ‘I will prophesy to you of wine and drink,’ Even he would be the prattler of this people.




2 Chronicles 9:1 King James Bible

And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great company, and camels that bare spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.


2 Chronicles 9:1 New King James Version

Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to Jerusalem to test Solomon with hard questions, having a very great retinue, camels that bore spices, gold in abundance, and precious stones; and when she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was in her heart.




Ezekiel 31:4 King James Bible

The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers running round about his plants, and sent out her little rivers unto all the trees of the field.


Ezekiel 31:4 New King James Version

The waters made it grow; Underground waters gave it height, With their rivers running around the place where it was planted, And sent out rivulets to all the trees of the field.




Zechariah 6:3 King James Bible

And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses.


Zechariah 6:3 New King James Version

with the third chariot white horses, and with the fourth chariot dappled horses—strong steeds.




2 Chronicles 13:7 King James Bible

And there are gathered unto him vain men, the children of Belial, and have strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and tenderhearted, and could not withstand them.


2 Chronicles 13:7 New King James Version

Then worthless rogues gathered to him, and strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and inexperienced and could not withstand them.




 2 Samuel 6:5 King James Bible

And David and all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.


 2 Samuel 6:5 New King James Version

Then David and all the house of Israel played music before the LORD on all kinds of instruments of fir wood, on harps, on stringed instruments, on tambourines, on sistrums, and on cymbals.




 Acts 27:16 King James Bible

And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat:


Acts 27:16 New King James Version

And running under the shelter of an island called Clauda, we secured the skiff with difficulty.




2 Samuel 18:9 King James Bible

And Absalom met the servants of David. And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth; and the mule that was under him went away.


2 Samuel 18:9 New King James Version

Then Absalom met the servants of David. Absalom rode on a mule. The mule went under the thick boughs of a great terebinth tree, and his head caught in the terebinth; so he was left hanging between heaven and earth. And the mule which was under him went on.




Song of Solomon 7:5 King James Bible

Thine head upon thee is like Carmel, and the hair of thine head like purple; the king is held in the galleries.


Song of Solomon 7:5 New King James Version

Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel, And the hair of your head is like purple; A king is held captive by your tresses.




Song of Solomon 6:11 King James Bible

I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and to see whether the vine flourished, and the pomegranates budded.


Song of Solomon 6:11 New King James Version

I went down to the garden of nuts To see the verdure of the valley, To see whether the vine had budded And the pomegranates had bloomed.




 Lamentations 5:3 King James Bible

We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.


Lamentations 5:3 New King James Version

We have become orphans and waifs, Our mothers are like widows.




 Isaiah 17:4 King James Bible

And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.


 Isaiah 17:4 New King James Version

“In that day it shall come to pass That the glory of Jacob will wane, And the fatness of his flesh grow lean.




Zechariah 10:2 King James Bible

For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd.


Zechariah 10:2 New King James Version

For the idols speak delusion; The diviners envision lies, And tell false dreams; They comfort in vain. Therefore the people wend their way like sheep; They are in trouble because there is no shepherd.