Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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:

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

And flight shall be lost to the swift and refuge shall fail him; the strong shall not retain and confirm his strength, neither shall the mighty deliver himself.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore the 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 Look, I am about to crush you in your place
as a wagon full of sheaves crushes grain.
14 Escape will fail the swift,
the strong one will not prevail by his strength,
and the brave will not save his life.
15 The archer will not stand his ground,
the one who is swift of foot
will not save himself,
and the one riding a horse will not save his life.


Cross References

Jeremiah 9:23

This is what the Lord says:The wise man must not boast in his wisdom;
the strong man must not boast in his strength;
the wealthy man must not boast in his wealth.

Psalm 33:16

A king is not saved by a large army;
a warrior will not be delivered by great strength.

Ecclesiastes 9:11

Again I saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, or the battle to the strong, or bread to the wise, or riches to the discerning, or favor to the skillful; rather, time and chance happen to all of them.

Job 11:20

But the sight of the wicked will fail.
Their way of escape will be cut off,
and their only hope is their last breath.

Isaiah 30:16-17

You say, “No!
We will escape on horses”—
therefore you will escape!—
and, “We will ride on fast horses”—
but those who pursue you will be faster.

Amos 9:1-3

I saw the Lord standing beside the altar, and He said:Strike the capitals of the pillars
so that the thresholds shake;
knock them down on the heads of all the people.
Then I will kill the rest of them with the sword.
None of those who flee will get away;
none of the fugitives will escape.

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