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.

Berean Study Bible
For they flee from the sword, the sword that is drawn, from the bow that is bent, and from the stress 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.

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.

Contemporary English Version
They are worn out and weary from being chased by enemies with swords and arrows.

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 dwellers of Tema, meet the refugees with food. 15For they flee from the sword, the sword that is drawn, from the bow that is bent, and from the stress of battle. 16For this is what the Lord says to me: “Within one year, as a hired worker would count it, all the glory of Kedar will be gone.…
Cross References
Isaiah 13:14
Like a hunted gazelle and like a sheep without a shepherd, each will return to his own people, each will flee to his native land.

Isaiah 13:15
Whoever is caught will be stabbed, and whoever is captured will die by the sword.

Isaiah 17:13
The nations rage like the rush of many waters. He rebukes them, and they flee far away, driven before the wind like chaff on the hills, like tumbleweeds before a gale.

Isaiah 22:3
All your rulers have fled together, captured without a bow. All your fugitives were captured together, having fled to a distant place.

Isaiah 31:8
“Then Assyria will fall, but not by the sword of man; a sword will devour them, but not one made by mortals. They will flee before the sword, and their young men will be put to forced labor.

Isaiah 33:3
The peoples flee the thunder of Your voice; the nations scatter when You rise.

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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