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 will press you in your place, as a cart is pressed that is full of sheaves. 14 Flight will perish from the swift,
And the stalwart will not strengthen his power,
Nor the mighty man save his life.
15 neither shall he that handles the bow stand; and he that is swift of foot shall not escape: neither shall he that rides the horse save his life.


Cross References

Jeremiah 9:23

Thus hath the LORD said, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches;

Psalm 33:16

The king is not saved by the multitude of the army; the mighty man does not escape by much strength.

Ecclesiastes 9:11

I returned and saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of prudence, nor yet grace to men of eloquence; but time and chance happens to them all.

Job 11:20

But the eyes of the wicked shall consume themselves, and they shall have no refuge, and their hope shall be agony of the soul.

Isaiah 30:16-17

But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be even more swift.

Amos 9:1-3

I saw the Lord standing upon the altar, and he said, Smite the threshold and shake the doors and cut the head of them all into pieces; and I will slay the last of them with the sword; there shall be none of them left to flee away or to escape.

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