Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Flight will perish from the swift,
And the stalwart will not strengthen his power,
Nor the mighty man save his life.

King James Version

Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver himself:

Holman Bible

Escape will fail the swift,
the strong one will not prevail by his strength,
and the brave will not save his life.

International Standard Version

So the swift runner will not escape, the valiant will not fortify his strength, and the mighty warrior will not save his life.

A Conservative Version

And flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, nor shall the mighty deliver himself.

American Standard Version

And flight shall perish from the swift; and the strong shall not strengthen his force; neither shall the mighty deliver himself;

Amplified


“Flight will be lost to the swift [so they will be unable to escape],
And the strong shall not strengthen nor maintain his power,
Nor shall the mighty man save his own life.

Bible in Basic English

And flight will be impossible for the quick-footed, and the force of the strong will become feeble, and the man of war will not get away safely:

Darby Translation

And flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver his soul.

Julia Smith Translation

And flight perished from the swift; and the strong shall not strengthen his power, and the mighty shall not save his soul.

King James 2000

Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his power, neither shall the mighty deliver himself:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Flight will perish from [the] swift and [the] strong person will not muster his strength and [the] warrior will not save his life.

Modern King James verseion

And refuge shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his power, nor shall the mighty deliver his life;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

so that the swift shall not escape, neither the strong be able to do anything: no, the giant shall not save his own life.

NET Bible

Fast runners will find no place to hide; strong men will have no strength left; warriors will not be able to save their lives.

New Heart English Bible

Flight will perish from the swift; and the strong won't strengthen his force; neither shall the mighty deliver himself;

The Emphasized Bible

Therefore shall flight, perish, from the swift, and, the mighty, shall not invigorate his strength, - nor shall, the hero, escape with his life;

Webster

Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver himself:

World English Bible

Flight will perish from the swift; and the strong won't strengthen his force; neither shall the mighty deliver himself;

Youngs Literal Translation

And perished hath refuge from the swift, And the strong strengtheneth not his power, And the mighty delivereth not his soul.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מנוס 
manowc 
Usage: 8

from the swift
קל 
Qal 
Usage: 13

and the strong
חזק 
Chazaq 
Usage: 57

כּוח כּח 
Koach 
Usage: 126

גּבּר גּבּור 
Gibbowr 
Usage: 159

מלט 
Malat 
Usage: 95

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Judgment On Israel

13 “Behold, I am weighted down beneath you
As a wagon is weighted down when filled with sheaves.
14 Flight will perish from the swift,
And the stalwart will not strengthen his power,
Nor the mighty man save his life.
15 “He who grasps the bow will not stand his ground,
The swift of foot will not escape,
Nor will he who rides the horse save his life.


Cross References

Jeremiah 9:23

Thus says the Lord, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;

Psalm 33:16

The king is not saved by a mighty army;
A warrior is not delivered by great strength.

Ecclesiastes 9:11

I again saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift and the battle is not to the warriors, and neither is bread to the wise nor wealth to the discerning nor favor to men of ability; for time and chance overtake them all.

Job 11:20

“But the eyes of the wicked will fail,
And there will be no escape for them;
And their hope is to breathe their last.”

Isaiah 30:16-17

And you said, “No, for we will flee on horses,”
Therefore you shall flee!
“And we will ride on swift horses,”
Therefore those who pursue you shall be swift.

Amos 9:1-3

I saw the Lord standing beside the altar, and He said,
“Smite the capitals so that the thresholds will shake,
And break them on the heads of them all!
Then I will slay the rest of them with the sword;
They will not have a fugitive who will flee,
Or a refugee who will escape.

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