Isaiah 21:15
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New International Version
They flee from the sword, from the drawn sword, from the bent bow and from the heat of battle.

New Living Translation
They have fled from the sword, from the drawn sword, from the bent bow and the terrors of battle.

English Standard Version
For they have fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, from the bent bow, and from the press of battle.

New American Standard Bible
For they have fled from the swords, From the drawn sword, and from the bent bow And from the press of battle.

King James Bible
For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For they have fled from swords, from the drawn sword, from the bow that is strung, and from the stress of battle.

International Standard Version
For he has fled from swords, from the drawn sword, from the bent bow, and from the heat of battle."

NET Bible
For they flee from the swords--from the drawn sword and from the battle-ready bow and from the severity of the battle.

New Heart English Bible
For they fled away from the swords, from the drawn sword, from the bent bow, and from the heat of battle.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They flee from swords, from swords ready to kill, from bows ready to shoot, and from the thick of battle.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For they fled away from the swords, from the drawn sword, And from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.

New American Standard 1977
For they have fled from the swords,
            From the drawn sword, and from the bent bow,
            And from the press of battle.



Jubilee Bible 2000
For they flee from the presence of the sword, from the presence of the drawn sword, from the presence of the bent bow, from the presence of the grievousness of the battle.

King James 2000 Bible
For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the distress of war.

American King James Version
For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.

American Standard Version
For they fled away from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they are fled from before the swords, from the sword that hung over them, from the bent bow, from the face of a grievous battle.

Darby Bible Translation
For they flee from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.

English Revised Version
For they fled away from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.

Webster's Bible Translation
For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.

World English Bible
For they fled away from the swords, from the drawn sword, from the bent bow, and from the heat of battle.

Young's Literal Translation
For from the face of destructions they fled, From the face of a stretched-out sword, And from the face of a trodden bow, And from the face of the grievousness of battle.

Study Bible
A Prophecy against Arabia
14Bring water for the thirsty, O inhabitants of the land of Tema, Meet the fugitive with bread. 15For they have fled from the swords, From the drawn sword, and from the bent bow And from the press of battle. 16For thus the Lord said to me, "In a year, as a hired man would count it, all the splendor of Kedar will terminate;…
Cross References
Isaiah 13:14
And it will be that like a hunted gazelle, Or like sheep with none to gather them, They will each turn to his own people, And each one flee to his own land.

Isaiah 13:15
Anyone who is found will be thrust through, And anyone who is captured will fall by the sword.

Isaiah 17:13
The nations rumble on like the rumbling of many waters, But He will rebuke them and they will flee far away, And be chased like chaff in the mountains before the wind, Or like whirling dust before a gale.

Isaiah 22:3
All your rulers have fled together, And have been captured without the bow; All of you who were found were taken captive together, Though they had fled far away.

Isaiah 31:8
And the Assyrian will fall by a sword not of man, And a sword not of man will devour him. So he will not escape the sword, And his young men will become forced laborers.

Isaiah 33:3
At the sound of the tumult peoples flee; At the lifting up of Yourself nations disperse.
Treasury of Scripture

For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.

from the swords. or, for fear of the swords. Heb. from the face of

Job 6:19,20 The troops of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for them…

(15) For they fled from the swords.--The fourfold repetition of the somewhat full form of the Hebrew preposition (literally, from the face of) seems as if intended to emphasise the several stages of retreat.

Verse 15. - For they fled; rather, they have fled. The Dedanites have been attacked with sword and bow, and have fled from their assailants. Probably the enemy was Assyria, but no trace of the war has been found on the Assyrian monuments. For they fled from the swords,.... Of their enemy, whom they could not withstand; perhaps the Assyrian army:

from the drawn sword; just ready to be sheathed in them:

and from the bent bow; just going to let the arrow fly at them:

and from the grievousness of war: too heavy for them to bear. 15. they—the fugitive Dedanites and other Arabs.21:13-17 The Arabians lived in tents, and kept cattle. A destroying army shall be brought upon them, and make them an easy prey. We know not what straits we may be brought into before we die. Those may know the want of necessary food who now eat bread to the full. Neither the skill of archers, nor the courage of mighty men, can protect from the judgments of God. That is poor glory, which will thus quickly come to nothing. Thus hath the Lord said to me; and no word of his shall fall to the ground. We may be sure the Strength of Israel will not lie. Happy are those only whose riches and glory are out of the reach of invaders; all other prosperity will speedily pass away.
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