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Joel 2:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— They leap upon the city; they run upon the wall; they climb up into the houses; they enter in at the windows like a thief.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— They rush on the city, They run on the wall; They climb into the houses, They enter through the windows like a thief.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— They spread themselves over the city; they run upon the wall; they climb up into the houses; they enter in by the windows like a thief.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Upon the city, shall they leap, on the wall, shall they run, up the houses, shall they climb,—through the windows, shall they enter, like a thief,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— In the city they run to and fro, On the wall they run, Into houses they go up by the windows, They go in as a thief.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— They shall enter into the city: they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up the houses, they shall come in at the windows, as a thief.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— They shall runne to and fro in the citie: they shall runne vpon the wall: they shall clime vp vpon the houses: they shall enter in at the windowes, like a theefe.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— They shall seize upon the city, and run upon the walls, and go up upon the houses, and enter in through the windows as thieves.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
They shall run to and fro 8264
{8264} Prime
שָׁקַק
shaqaq
{shaw-kak'}
A primitive root; to course (like a beast of prey); by implication to seek greedily.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
in the city; 5892
{5892} Prime
עִיר
`iyr
{eer}
From H5782 a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post).
they shall run 7323
{7323} Prime
רוּץ
ruwts
{roots}
A primitive root; to run (for whatever reason, especially to rush).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
upon the wall, 2346
{2346} Prime
חוֹמָה
chowmah
{kho-maw'}
Feminine active participle of an unused root apparently meaning to join; a wall of protection.
they shall climb up 5927
{5927} Prime
עָלָה
`alah
{aw-law'}
A primitive root; to ascend, intransitively (be high) or active (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literally and figuratively.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
upon the houses; 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
they shall enter in 935
{0935} Prime
בּוֹא
bow'
{bo}
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
at x1157
(1157) Complement
בַּעַד
b@`ad
{beh-ad'}
From H5704 with prepositional prefix; in up to or over against; generally at, beside, among, behind, for, etc.
the windows 2474
{2474} Prime
חַלּוֹן
challown
{khal-lone'}
A window (as perforated).
like a thief. 1590
{1590} Prime
גַּנָּב
gannab
{gaw-nab'}
From H1589; a stealer.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Joel 2:7-9.


Joel 2:9

_ _ run to and fro in the city — greedily seeking what they can devour.

_ _ the wall — surrounding each house in Eastern buildings.

_ _ enter in at the windows — though barred.

_ _ like a thief — (John 10:1; compare Jeremiah 9:21).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Joel 2:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Joel 2:9

Runs to and fro — This seems not proper to these insects, but it well suits with soldiers, that conquer a city and search all places for plunder. Run upon the wall — To clear the wall of all the besieged. The houses — Either forsaken by the inhabitants, or defended by such as are in them. Like a thief — Suddenly, unexpectedly, to spoil if not to kill.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Exodus 10:6 And they shall fill thy houses, and the houses of all thy servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; which neither thy fathers, nor thy fathers' fathers have seen, since the day that they were upon the earth unto this day. And he turned himself, and went out from Pharaoh.
Jeremiah 9:21 For death is come up into our windows, [and] is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from without, [and] the young men from the streets.
John 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
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