Amos 2:14
New International Version
The swift will not escape, the strong will not muster their strength, and the warrior will not save his life.

New Living Translation
Your fastest runners will not get away. The strongest among you will become weak. Even mighty warriors will be unable to save themselves.

English Standard Version
Flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not retain his strength, nor shall the mighty save his life;

Berean Study Bible
Escape will fail the swift, the strong will not prevail by his strength, and the mighty will not save his life.

New American Standard Bible
"Flight will perish from the swift, And the stalwart will not strengthen his power, Nor the mighty man save his life.

King James Bible
Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver himself:

Christian Standard Bible
Escape will fail the swift, the strong one will not maintain his strength, and the warrior will not save his life.

Contemporary English Version
No matter how fast you run, you won't escape. No matter how strong you are, you will lose your strength and your life.

Good News Translation
Not even fast runners will escape; strong men will lose their strength, and soldiers will not be able to save their own lives.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Escape will fail the swift, the strong one will not prevail by his strength, and the brave will not save his life.

International Standard Version
So the swift runner will not escape, the valiant will not fortify his strength, and the mighty warrior will not save his life.

NET Bible
Fast runners will find no place to hide; strong men will have no strength left; warriors will not be able to save their lives.

New Heart English Bible
Flight will perish from the swift; and the strong won't strengthen his force; neither shall the mighty deliver himself;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Runners will not be able to escape. Strong men will find that their strength is useless. Soldiers will not be able to save themselves.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And flight shall fail the swift, And the strong shall not exert his strength, Neither shall the mighty deliver himself;

New American Standard 1977
“Flight will perish from the swift, And the stalwart will not strengthen his power, Nor the mighty man save his life.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver his soul:

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his power, neither shall the mighty deliver himself:

American King James Version
Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver himself:

American Standard Version
And flight shall perish from the swift; and the strong shall not strengthen his force; neither shall the mighty deliver himself;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And flight shall perish from the runner, and the strong shall not hold fast his strength, and the warrior shall not save his life:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And flight shall perish from the swift, and the valiant shall not possess his strength, neither shall the strong save his life.

Darby Bible Translation
And flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver his soul.

English Revised Version
And flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver himself:

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver himself:

World English Bible
Flight will perish from the swift; and the strong won't strengthen his force; neither shall the mighty deliver himself;

Young's Literal Translation
And perished hath refuge from the swift, And the strong strengtheneth not his power, And the mighty delivereth not his soul.
Study Bible
Judgment on Moab, Judah, and Israel
13Behold, I am about to crush you in your place as a wagonload of sheaves crushes grain. 14Escape will fail the swift, the strong will not prevail by his strength, and the mighty will not save his life. 15The archer will not stand his ground, the fleet of foot will not escape, and the horseman will not save his life.…
Cross References
Psalm 33:16
No king is saved by his vast army; no warrior is delivered by his great strength.

Ecclesiastes 9:11
I saw something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; neither is the bread to the wise, nor the wealth to the intelligent, nor the favor to the skillful; rather, time and chance happen to all.

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.

Isaiah 30:17
A thousand will take flight at the threat of one, at the threat of five you will flee, until you are left alone like a lone pole on a mountaintop, like a banner on a hill.

Jeremiah 9:23
This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, nor the strong man in his strength, nor the wealthy man in his riches.

Jeremiah 25:35
Flight will evade the shepherds, and escape will elude the leaders of the flock.

Jeremiah 39:4
When Zedekiah king of Judah and all the soldiers saw them, they fled. They left the city at night by way of the king's garden, through the gate between the two walls, and they went out along the route to the Arabah.

Amos 5:9
He flashes destruction on the strong, so that fury comes upon the stronghold.

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver himself:

the flight.

Amos 9:1-3
I saw the Lord standing upon the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head, all of them; and I will slay the last of them with the sword: he that fleeth of them shall not flee away, and he that escapeth of them shall not be delivered…

Job 11:20
But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.

Ecclesiastes 9:11
I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

himself.







Lexicon
Escape
מָנוֹס֙ (mā·nō·ws)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4498: Flight, place of escape or refuge

will fail
וְאָבַ֤ד (wə·’ā·ḇaḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish

the swift,
מִקָּ֔ל (miq·qāl)
Preposition-m | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7031: Light, swift, fleet

the strong
וְחָזָ֖ק (wə·ḥā·zāq)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2389: Strong, stout, mighty

will not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

prevail
יְאַמֵּ֣ץ (yə·’am·mêṣ)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 553: To be stout, strong, bold, alert

by his strength,
כֹּח֑וֹ (kō·ḥōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)

and the mighty
וְגִבּ֖וֹר (wə·ḡib·bō·wr)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1368: Powerful, warrior, tyrant

will not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

save
יְמַלֵּ֥ט (yə·mal·lêṭ)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4422: To be smooth, to escape, to release, rescue, to bring forth young, emit sparks

his life.
נַפְשֽׁוֹ׃ (nap̄·šōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion
(14) This doom Amos darkly foreshadows to be invasion and military overthrow, with all its attendant calamities.

Verse 14. - In this and the two following verses Amos individualizes the "pressure" that awaits them, when every means of resistance and escape shall fail. The flight shall perish from the swift. The swift of foot shall have no time or way to flee (Jeremiah 25:35; Jeremiah 46:6), Ewald, Pusey, Gandell, for "flight" render "place of flight, refuge," as Job 11:20; Psalm 142:5; Septuagint, φυγή: Vulgate, fuga. Shall not strengthen his force. The strong man shall not be able to collect or put forth his strength to any good purpose (comp. Proverbs 24:5; Nahum 2:1). Neither shall... himself. Some of the Greek manuscripts omit this clause. Deliver himself occurs three times - a kind of solemn refrain. 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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