Jeremiah 46:6
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New International Version
"The swift cannot flee nor the strong escape. In the north by the River Euphrates they stumble and fall.

New Living Translation
"The swiftest runners cannot flee; the mightiest warriors cannot escape. By the Euphrates River to the north, they stumble and fall.

English Standard Version
“The swift cannot flee away, nor the warrior escape; in the north by the river Euphrates they have stumbled and fallen.

Berean Study Bible
The swift cannot flee, and the warrior cannot escape! In the north by the River Euphrates they stumble and fall.

New American Standard Bible
Let not the swift man flee, Nor the mighty man escape; In the north beside the river Euphrates They have stumbled and fallen.

King James Bible
Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; they shall stumble, and fall toward the north by the river Euphrates.

Christian Standard Bible
The swift cannot flee, and the warrior cannot escape! In the north by the bank of the Euphrates River, they stumble and fall.

Contemporary English Version
You are strong and run fast, but you can't escape. You fall in battle near the Euphrates River.

Good News Translation
Those who run fast cannot get away; the soldiers cannot escape. In the north, by the Euphrates, they stumble and fall.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The swift cannot flee, and the warrior cannot escape! In the north by the bank of the Euphrates River, they stumble and fall.

International Standard Version
"The swift cannot flee, nor can the strong escape. In the north, beside the Euphrates River, they stumble and fall.

NET Bible
But even the swiftest cannot get away. Even the strongest cannot escape. There in the north by the Euphrates River they stumble and fall in defeat.

New Heart English Bible
"Do not let the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; in the north by the river Perath have they stumbled and fallen.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The infantry can't flee. The warriors can't escape. They stumble and fall in the north by the Euphrates River.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The swift cannot flee away, Nor the mighty man escape; In the north by the river Euphrates Have they stumbled and fallen.

New American Standard 1977
Let not the swift man flee, Nor the mighty man escape; In the north beside the river Euphrates They have stumbled and fallen.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not let the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; they stumbled and fell toward the north by the river Euphrates.

King James 2000 Bible
Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; they shall stumble, and fall toward the north by the river Euphrates.

American King James Version
Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; they shall stumble, and fall toward the north by the river Euphrates.

American Standard Version
Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; in the north by the river Euphrates have they stumbled and fallen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let not the swift flee away, nor the strong think to escape: they are overthrown, and fallen down, towards the north by the river Euphrates.

Darby Bible Translation
Let not the swift flee away, neither let the mighty man escape! -- Toward the north, hard by the river Euphrates, they have stumbled and fallen.

English Revised Version
Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; in the north by the river Euphrates have they stumbled, and fallen.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape! they shall stumble, and fall towards the north by the river Euphrates.

World English Bible
Don't let the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; in the north by the river Euphrates have they stumbled and fallen.

Young's Literal Translation
The swift do not flee, nor do the mighty escape, Northward, by the side of the river Phrat, They have stumbled and fallen.
Study Bible
The Judgment on Egypt
5Why am I seeing this? They are terrified, they are retreating, their warriors are defeated, they flee in haste, they never look back, terror is on every side! declares the LORD. 6The swift cannot flee, and the warrior cannot escape! In the north by the River Euphrates they stumble and fall. 7Who is this, rising like the Nile, like rivers whose waters churn?…
Cross References
Isaiah 30:16
"No," you say, "we will flee on horses." Therefore you will flee! "We will ride swift horses," but your pursuers will be faster.

Jeremiah 46:12
The nations have heard of your shame, and your outcry fills the earth, because warrior stumbles over warrior and both of them have fallen together."

Jeremiah 46:16
They continue to stumble. Indeed, they have fallen over one another. They say, 'Get up! Let us return to our people and to the land of our birth, away from the sword of the oppressor.'

Daniel 11:19
After this, he will turn back his face to the fortresses of his own land, but he will stumble and fall and be no more.

Treasury of Scripture

Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; they shall stumble, and fall toward the north by the river Euphrates.

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Judges 4:15-21 And the LORD discomfited Sisera, and all his chariots, and all his …

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Psalm 147:10,11 He delights not in the strength of the horse: he takes not pleasure …

Ecclesiastes 9:11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, …

Isaiah 30:16,17 But you said, No; for we will flee on horses; therefore shall you …

Amos 2:14,15 Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong …

Amos 9:1-3 I saw the LORD standing on the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel …

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Jeremiah 46:12 The nations have heard of your shame, and your cry has filled the …

Jeremiah 20:11 But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors …

Jeremiah 50:32 And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him …

Psalm 27:2 When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came on me to eat up …

Isaiah 8:15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be …

Daniel 11:19,22 Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land: but …

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Jeremiah 46:10 For this is the day of the Lord GOD of hosts, a day of vengeance, …

Jeremiah 1:14 Then the LORD said to me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth …

Jeremiah 4:6 Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay not: for I will bring …

Jeremiah 6:1 O you children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the …

Jeremiah 25:9 Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, said …

Verse 6. - Let not the swift flee away. A strong way of expressing that even the swiftest cannot expect to flee, just as, in Isaiah 2:9, "forgive them not" means "thou canst not forgive them." Nothing seems to have struck the Jews so much as the unparalleled swiftness of the Chaldean warriors (Hebrews 1:6, 8; Jeremiah 4:13). They shall stumble; literally, they have stumbled; it is most probably the prophetic perfect ("they shall certainly fall"), though Ewald denies this, and consequently maintains that the prophecy was written after the battle of Car-chemish. Toward the north; i.e. "in the northern region," or, more loosely, "in the north" (comp. ver. 10). Carchemish was, of course, far to the north of Jerusalem. Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty men escape,.... Those that were swift of foot, like Asahel, or carried but light armour, let not such trust to their swiftness or light carriage; nor let the mighty man think to escape by reason of his great strength, to make his way through the enemy, and get out of his hands. Or this may be rendered as future, "the swift shall not flee away", &c. (t) so the Targum; neither the one nor the other shall escape by the nimbleness of their heels, or the stoutness of their hearts:

they shall stumble and fall toward the north, by the river Euphrates; which lay north of Judea, where the prophet was, to whom this word came; and also was to the north of Egypt, whose destruction is here threatened: the place where this route and slaughter would be made was Carchemish, which was situated by that river; on the north side of which city, according to Abarbinel, the battle was; and which sense is mentioned by Kimchi, which the other follows.

(t) "non fugiet", Pagninus, Montanus; "non effugiet", Munster, Tigurine version. 6. Let not—equivalent to the strongest negation. Let not any of the Egyptian warriors think to escape by swiftness or by might.

toward the north—that is, in respect to Egypt or Judea. In the northward region, by the Euphrates (see Jer 46:2).46:1-12 The whole word of God is against those who obey not the gospel of Christ; but it is for those, even of the Gentiles, who turn to Him. The prophecy begins with Egypt. Let them strengthen themselves with all the art and interest they have, yet it shall be all in vain. The wounds God inflicts on his enemies, cannot be healed by medicines. Power and prosperity soon pass from one to another in this changing world.
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