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Amos 2:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And flight shall perish from the swift; and the strong shall not strengthen his force; neither shall the mighty deliver himself;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver himself:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Flight will perish from the swift, And the stalwart will not strengthen his power, Nor the mighty man save his life.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver himself:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver his soul.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Therefore shall flight, perish, from the swift, and, the mighty, shall not invigorate his strength,—nor shall, the hero, escape with his life;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And perished hath refuge from the swift, And the strong strengtheneth not his power, And the mighty delivereth not his soul.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And flight shall perish from the swift, and the valiant shall not possess his strength, neither shall the strong save his life.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mightie deliuer himselfe:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And flight shall perish from the runner, and the strong shall not hold fast his strength, and the warrior shall not save his life:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver himself:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Therefore the flight 4498
{4498} Prime
מָנוֹס
manowc
{maw-noce'}
From H5127; a retreat (literally or figuratively); abstractly a fleeing.
shall perish 6
{0006} Prime
אָבַד
'abad
{aw-bad'}
A primitive root; properly to wander away, that is lose oneself; by implication to perish (causatively, destroy).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
from the swift, 7031
{7031} Prime
קַל
qal
{kal}
Contracted from H7043; light; (by implication) rapid (also adverbially).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
and the strong 2389
{2389} Prime
חָזָק
chazaq
{khaw-zawk'}
From H2388; strong (usually in a bad sense, hard, bold, violent).
shall not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
strengthen 553
{0553} Prime
אָמַץ
'amats
{aw-mats'}
A primitive root; to be alert, physically (on foot) or mentally (in courage).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
his force, 3581
{3581} Prime
כֹּחַ
koach
{ko'-akh}
From an unused root meaning to be firm; vigor, literally (force, in a good or a bad sense) or figuratively (capacity, means, produce); also (from its hardiness) a large lizard.
neither x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
shall the mighty 1368
{1368} Prime
גִּבּוֹר
gibbowr
{ghib-bore'}
Intensive from the same as H1397; powerful; by implication warrior, tyrant.
deliver 4422
{4422} Prime
מָלַט
malat
{maw-lat'}
A primitive root; properly to be smooth, that is, (by implication) to escape (as if by slipperiness); causatively to release or rescue; specifically to bring forth young, emit sparks.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
himself: 5315
{5315} Prime
נֶפֶשׁ
nephesh
{neh'-fesh}
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Amos 2:14

_ _ flight shall perish from ... swift — Even the swift shall not be able to escape.

_ _ strong shall not strengthen his force — that is, shall not be able to use his strength.

_ _ himself — literally, “his life.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Amos 2:9-16.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Amos 2:14

The swift — For their enemies shall be swifter than they. The strong — Natural strength of body shall not deliver. The mighty — The valiant man, the man of the greatest courage.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Amos 2:14

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

(l) None will be delivered by any means.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
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. ... And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them:
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.
*marg.
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.
Isaiah 30:16 But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.
Jeremiah 9:23 Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise [man] glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty [man] glory in his might, let not the rich [man] glory in his riches:

himself:
Heb. his soul, or life
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