Amos 2:15
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New International Version
The archer will not stand his ground, the fleet-footed soldier will not get away, and the horseman will not save his life.

New Living Translation
The archers will not stand their ground. The swiftest runners won't be fast enough to escape. Even those riding horses won't be able to save themselves.

English Standard Version
he who handles the bow shall not stand, and he who is swift of foot shall not save himself, nor shall he who rides the horse save his life;

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 Bible
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 Christian Standard 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.

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;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Archers will not stand their ground. Fast runners will not be able to escape. Horsemen will not be able to save themselves.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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;

New American Standard 1977
“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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
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.

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;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he that holdeth the bow shall not stand, and the swift of foot shall not escape, neither shall the rider of the horse save his life.

Darby Bible 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;

English Revised 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:

Webster's Bible Translation
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;

Young's 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.
Study Bible
The Ingratitude of Israel
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. 16"Even the bravest among the warriors will flee naked in that day," declares the LORD.…
Cross References
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.

Isaiah 31:3
Now the Egyptians are men and not God, And their horses are flesh and not spirit; So the LORD will stretch out His hand, And he who helps will stumble And he who is helped will fall, And all of them will come to an end together.

Jeremiah 51:56
For the destroyer is coming against her, against Babylon, And her mighty men will be captured, Their bows are shattered; For the LORD is a God of recompense, He will fully repay.

Ezekiel 39:3
"I will strike your bow from your left hand and dash down your arrows from your right hand.

Haggai 2:22
'I will overthrow the thrones of kingdoms and destroy the power of the kingdoms of the nations; and I will overthrow the chariots and their riders, and the horses and their riders will go down, everyone by the sword of another.'

Zechariah 10:5
"They will be as mighty men, Treading down the enemy in the mire of the streets in battle; And they will fight, for the LORD will be with them; And the riders on horses will be put to shame.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

neither.

Psalm 33:16,17 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man …

himself. Heb. his soul, or life.

(15) Is omitted in some of Kennicott's and De Rossi's MSS., but without authority.

Verse 15. - Stand (Jeremiah 46:21; Nahum 2:8). The skilled archer shall not stand firm. That handleth the bow (Jeremiah 46:9). Neither shall he stand that handleth the bow,.... That is, at some distance, and can make use of his instruments of war afar off; yet will not think it safe to stand his ground, but will betake himself to his heels as fast as he can to save himself:

and he that is swift of foot shall not deliver himself; this is repeated, lest any should place confidence in their agility, and to show how complete and inevitable the affliction will be:

neither shall he that rideth the horse deliver himself; by fleeing on horseback, no more than he that is on foot; no ways that can be devised or thought on would preserve from this general calamity; see Psalm 33:17. 2:9-16 We need often to be reminded of the mercies we have received; which add much to the evil of the sins we have committed. They had helps for their souls, which taught them how to make good use of their earthly enjoyments, and were therefore more valuable. Faithful ministers are great blessings to any people; but it is God that raises them up to be so. Sinners' own consciences will witness that he has not been wanting to them in the means of grace. They did what they could to lead believers aside. Satan and his agents are busy to corrupt the minds of young people who look heavenward; they overcome many by drawing them to the love of mirth and pleasure, and into drinking company. Multitudes of young men who bade fair as professors of religion, have erred through strong drink, and have been undone for ever. The Lord complains of sin, especially the sins of his professing people, as a burden to him. And though his long-suffering be tired, his power is not, and so the sinner will find to his cost. When men reject God's word, adding obstinacy to sin, and this becomes the general character of a people, they will be given up to misery, notwithstanding all their boasted power and resources. May we then humble ourselves before the Lord, for all our ingratitude and unfaithfulness.
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