NIV: They behaved like men wielding axes to cut through a thicket of trees.
NAS: It seems as if one had lifted up His axe in a forest of trees.
KJV: A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.
GWT: Starting from its entrance, they hacked away like a woodcutter in a forest.
ASV: They seemed as men that lifted up Axes upon a thicket of trees.
BBE: They are cutting down, like a man whose blade is lifted up against the thick trees.
DBY: A man was known as he could lift up axes in the thicket of trees;
DRB: and they knew not both in the going out and on the highest top. As with axes in a wood of trees,
WBS: A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.
WEB: They behaved like men wielding axes, cutting through a thicket of trees.
YLT: He is known as one bringing in on high Against a thicket of wood -- axes.
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