New American Standard Bible
It is He who flashes forth with destruction upon the strong, So that destruction comes upon the fortress.
King James Bible
That strengtheneth the spoiled against the strong, so that the spoiled shall come against the fortress.
Darby Bible Translation
He causeth destruction to break forth suddenly upon the strong, and bringeth destruction upon the fortress.
World English Bible
who brings sudden destruction on the strong, so that destruction comes on the fortress.
Young's Literal Translation
Who is brightening up the spoiled against the strong, And the spoiled against a fortress cometh.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
That strengtheneth the spoiled - (Literally, "spoil" English margin) probably That "maketh devastation to smile on the strong." . The "smile," in anger, attests both the extremity of anger, and the consciousness of the ease, wherewith the offence can be punished. They were strong in their own strength; strong, as they deemed, in their "fortress" ; "strong with an evil strength, like one phrensied against his physician." But their strength would be weakness. "Desolation" when God willed, would "smile at" all which they accounted "might," and would "come against the fortress," which, as they deemed, "cut off" all approach.
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The Greater Prophets.
Scriptures Showing the Sin and Danger of Joining with Wicked and Ungodly Men.
An Exhortation to Love God
But the multitude of your enemies will become like fine dust, And the multitude of the ruthless ones like the chaff which blows away; And it will happen instantly, suddenly.
"Flight will perish from the swift, And the stalwart will not strengthen his power, Nor the mighty man save his life.
"I will also cut off the cities of your land And tear down all your fortifications.
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