Amos 2:16
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New International Version
Even the bravest warriors will flee naked on that day," declares the LORD.

New Living Translation
On that day the most courageous of your fighting men will drop their weapons and run for their lives," says the LORD.

English Standard Version
and he who is stout of heart among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day,” declares the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
"Even the bravest among the warriors will flee naked in that day," declares the LORD.

King James Bible
And he that is courageous among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, saith the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even the most courageous of the warriors will flee naked on that day-- this is the LORD's declaration.

International Standard Version
Even the bravest of elite troops will run away naked at that time," declares the LORD.

NET Bible
Bravehearted warriors will run away naked in that day." The LORD is speaking!

New Heart English Bible
and he who is courageous among the mighty will flee away naked on that day," says the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Brave soldiers will run away naked that day. The LORD has declared this.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he that is courageous among the mighty Shall flee away naked in that day, Saith the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
“Even the bravest among the warriors will flee naked in that day,” declares the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he that is strong among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, said the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
And he that is courageous among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, says the LORD.

American King James Version
And he that is courageous among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, said the LORD.

American Standard Version
and he that is courageous among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, saith Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the stout of heart among the valiant shall flee away naked in that day, saith the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
and he that is stout-hearted among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, saith Jehovah.

English Revised Version
and he that is courageous among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, saith the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he that is courageous among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, saith the LORD.

World English Bible
and he who is courageous among the mighty will flee away naked on that day," says Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And the courageous of heart among the mighty, Naked doth flee in that day, An affirmation of Jehovah!
Study Bible
The Ingratitude of Israel
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
Judges 4:17
Now Sisera fled away on foot to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite, for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.

Psalm 76:5
The stouthearted were plundered, They sank into sleep; And none of the warriors could use his hands.
Treasury of Scripture

And he that is courageous among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, said the LORD.

courageous. Heb. strong of his heart.

Jeremiah 48:41 Kerioth is taken, and the strong holds are surprised…

flee.

Judges 4:17 However, Sisera fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael the wife …

2 Kings 7:8-20 And when these lepers came to the uttermost part of the camp, they …

Mark 14:52 And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.

Verse 16. - He that is courageous among the mighty; literally, the strong in his heart; i.e. the bravest hero. The LXX. takes the words differently, Ὁ κραταιὸς οὐ μὴ εὑρήσει τὴν καρδίαν αὐτοῦ ἐν δυσαστείαις, "The strong shall not find his heart (confidence) in powers." Naked. Casting away heavy garments and weapons and whatever might hinder flight (comp. Mark 14:52; John 21:7). Virgil, 'Georg.,' 1:299, "Nudus ara, sere nudus."



And he that is courageous among the mighty,.... Or "strong in his heart" (b); one that is of a great heart, famous for courage and bravery, that excels in it among the mighty; the most valiant soldiers and officers:

shall flee away naked in that day: shall throw away his armour, nay, put off his clothes, as being both a hinderance to him in his flight; and that he may make the better speed:

saith the Lord: which is added to show the certainty of all this; it might be depended upon that so it would be, since the Lord God of truth had spoken it; and it was fulfilled about eighty years after this prophecy.

(b) "fortis corde suo", Vatablus, Piscator; "fortis animo", Junius & Tremellius, Drusius; "validus corde suo", Mercerus; "qui corde firmo est", Cocceius. 16. flee … naked—If any escape, it must be with the loss of accoutrements, and all that would impede rapid flight. They must be content with saving their life alone. 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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