Parallel Verses

Amplified


“He who handles the bow will not stand his ground,
The one who is swift of foot will not escape,
Nor will he who rides the horse save his life [from the invading army].

New American Standard Bible

“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.

King James Version

Neither shall he stand that handleth the bow; and he that is swift of foot shall not deliver himself: neither shall he that rideth the horse deliver himself.

Holman Bible

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.

International Standard Version

The skilled archer will not be able to stand, the swift runner will not survive, and the mounted rider will not preserve his own life.

A Conservative Version

Neither shall he stand who handles the bow. And he who is swift of foot shall not deliver [himself], nor shall he who rides the horse deliver himself.

American Standard Version

neither shall he stand that handleth the bow; and he that is swift of foot shall not deliver himself ; neither shall he that rideth the horse deliver himself;

Bible in Basic English

And the bowman will not keep his place; he who is quick-footed will not get away safely: and the horseman will not keep his life.

Darby Translation

Neither shall he stand that handleth the bow; and the swift of foot shall not escape, and he that rideth the horse shall not deliver his soul;

Julia Smith Translation

And he holding the bow shall not stand; and the swift with his feet shall not escape: and he riding the horse shall not save his soul.

King James 2000

Neither shall he stand that handles the bow; and he that is swift of foot shall not deliver himself: neither shall he that rides the horse deliver himself.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And [the] one who takes hold of the bow will not stand and [the one who is] swift on his feet will not save himself, nor will [the] one who rides the horse save his life.

Modern King James verseion

nor shall he who handles the bow stand. And the swift-footed shall not save; and the horse rider shall not save his life.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The archer shall not abide, and the swift of foot shall not escape. The horseman shall not save his life,

NET Bible

Archers will not hold their ground; fast runners will not save their lives, nor will those who ride horses.

New Heart English Bible

neither shall he stand who handles the bow; and he who is swift of foot won't escape; neither shall he who rides the horse deliver himself;

The Emphasized Bible

Nor, he that handleth the bow, make a stand, and, the swift on his feet, shall not escape, - nor, he that rideth on a horse, escape with his life:

Webster

Neither shall he stand that handleth the bow; and he that is swift of foot shall not deliver himself: neither shall he that rideth the horse deliver himself.

World English Bible

neither shall he stand who handles the bow; and he who is swift of foot won't escape; neither shall he who rides the horse deliver himself;

Youngs Literal Translation

And the handler of the bow standeth not, And the swift with his feet delivereth not himself, And the rider of the horse delivereth not his soul.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
תּפשׂ 
Taphas 
Usage: 65

the bow
קשׁת 
Qesheth 
Usage: 75

and he that is swift
קל 
Qal 
Usage: 13

of foot
רגל 
Regel 
Usage: 247

מלט 
Malat 
Usage: 95

רכב 
Rakab 
Usage: 78

the horse
סס סוּס 
Cuwc 
Usage: 140

מלט 
Malat 
Usage: 95

References

Fausets

War

Context Readings

Judgment On Israel

14
“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.
15 
“He who handles the bow will not stand his ground,
The one who is swift of foot will not escape,
Nor will he who rides the horse save his life [from the invading army].
16
“Even the bravest among the warriors shall flee naked on that day,” says the Lord.


Cross References

Psalm 33:16-17


The king is not saved by the great size of his army;
A warrior is not rescued by his great strength.

Ezekiel 39:3

I will strike your bow from your left hand and make your arrows to fall out of your right hand.

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