Isaiah 21:15
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.

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

New King James Version
For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, From the bent bow, and from the distress of war.

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.

NASB 1995
For they have fled from the swords, From the drawn sword, and from the bent bow And from the press of battle.

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

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

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.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
meet the fugitives with bread, because of the multitude of the slain, and because of the multitude of them that lose their way, and because of the multitude of swords, and because of the multitude of bent bows, and because of the multitude of them that have fallen in war.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Literal Standard Version
For they fled from the face of destructions, "" From the face of an outstretched sword, "" And from the face of a trodden bow, "" And from the face of the grievousness 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 the LORD said to me, "Within a year, as a worker bound by contract would count it, the glory of Kedar will fail,

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.

Additional Translations ...
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, 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.

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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

they flee
נָדָ֑דוּ (nā·ḏā·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5074: To wave to and fro, to rove, flee, to drive away

from
מִפְּנֵ֥י (mip·pə·nê)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the sword,
חֲרָב֖וֹת (ḥă·rā·ḇō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

the sword
חֶ֣רֶב (ḥe·reḇ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

that is drawn,
נְטוּשָׁ֗ה (nə·ṭū·šāh)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5203: To pound, smite, to disperse, to thrust off, down, out, upon

from
וּמִפְּנֵי֙ (ū·mip·pə·nê)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the bow
קֶ֣שֶׁת (qe·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7198: A bow, for, shooting, the iris

that is bent,
דְּרוּכָ֔ה (də·rū·ḵāh)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1869: To tread, to walk, to string a, bow

and from
וּמִפְּנֵ֖י (ū·mip·pə·nê)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the stress
כֹּ֥בֶד (kō·ḇeḏ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3514: Weight, multitude, vehemence

of battle.
מִלְחָמָֽה׃ (mil·ḥā·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4421: A battle, war


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