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.

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:

New King James Version
Therefore flight shall perish from the swift, The strong shall not strengthen his power, Nor shall the mighty deliver himself;

New American Standard Bible
“Refuge will be lost from the swift, And the strong will not strengthen his power, Nor the warrior save his life.

NASB 1995
“Flight will perish from the swift, And the stalwart will not strengthen his power, Nor the mighty man save his life.

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

Amplified Bible
“Flight will be lost to the swift [so they will be unable to escape], And the strong shall not strengthen nor maintain his power, Nor shall the mighty man save his own life.

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

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.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And speed shall be cut off from the fast, and the strong not will hold fast his power, and he that is mighty will not save 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:

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Literal Standard Version
And refuge has perished from the swift, And the strong does not strengthens his power, And the mighty does not deliver his soul.

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;

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judgment on Moab, Judah, and Israel
13Behold, I am about to crush you in your place as with a cart full of 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. For 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 flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five you will all flee, until you are left alone like a 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.


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.









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Escape
מָנוֹס֙ (mā·nō·ws)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 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 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

save
יְמַלֵּ֥ט (yə·mal·lêṭ)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 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 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion


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