Jeremiah 46:6
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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let not the swift flee, and let not the mighty man escape to the north: the forces at Euphrates are become feeble, and they have 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.

not

Judges 4:15-21
And the LORD discomfited Sisera, and all his chariots, and all his host, with the edge of the sword before Barak; so that Sisera lighted down off his chariot, and fled away on his feet…

Psalm 33:16,17
There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength…

Psalm 147:10,11
He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man…

stumble

Jeremiah 46:12
The nations have heard of thy shame, and thy cry hath filled the land: for the mighty man hath stumbled against the mighty, and they are fallen both together.

Jeremiah 20:11
But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.

Jeremiah 50:32
And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.

toward

Jeremiah 46:10
For this is the day of the Lord GOD of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries: and the sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate and made drunk with their blood: for the Lord GOD of hosts hath a sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphrates.

Jeremiah 1:14
Then the LORD said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.

Jeremiah 4:6
Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay not: for I will bring evil from the north, and a great destruction.







Lexicon
The swift
הַקַּ֔ל (haq·qal)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7031: Light, swift, fleet

cannot
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

flee,
יָנ֣וּס (yā·nūs)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5127: To flit, vanish away

and the warrior
הַגִּבּ֑וֹר (hag·gib·bō·wr)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1368: Powerful, warrior, tyrant

cannot
וְאַל־ (wə·’al-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

escape!
יִמָּלֵ֖ט (yim·mā·lêṭ)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4422: To be smooth, to escape, to release, rescue, to bring forth young, emit sparks

In the north
צָפ֙וֹנָה֙ (ṣā·p̄ō·w·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6828: Hidden, dark, the north as a, quarter

by
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the River
נְהַר־ (nə·har-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5104: A stream, prosperity

Euphrates
פְּרָ֔ת (pə·rāṯ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6578: Euphrates -- a river of west Asia

they stumble
כָּשְׁל֖וּ (kā·šə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3782: To totter, waver, to falter, stumble, faint, fall

and fall.
וְנָפָֽלוּ׃ (wə·nā·p̄ā·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie
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. 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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