Amos 2:14
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.

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.

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And flight shall perish from the swift, and the valiant shall not possess his strength, neither shall the strong save his life.

the flight.

Amos 9:1-3 They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say: Thy God, O Dan, liveth: and the way of Bersabee liveth: and they shall fall, and shall rise no more. . . .

Job 11:20 But the eyes of the wicked shall decay, and the way to escape shall fail them, and their hope the abomination of the soul.

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Ecclesiastes 9:11 I turned me to another thing, and I saw that under the sun, the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the learned, nor favour to the skilful: but time and chance in all.

Isaiah 30:16 But have said: No, but we will flee to horses: therefore shall you flee. And we will mount upon swift ones: therefore shall they be swifter that shall pursue after you.

Jeremiah 9:23 Thus saith the Lord: Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, and let not the strong man glory in his strength, and let not the rich man glory in his riches:

himself.

Context
Judgment on Moab, Judah, and Israel
13Behold, I will screak under you as a wain screaketh that is laden with hay. 14And flight shall perish from the swift, and the valiant shall not possess his strength, neither shall the strong save his life.15And he that holdeth the bow shall not stand, and the swift of foot shall not escape, neither shall the rider of the horse save his life.…
Cross References
Psalm 33:16
The king is not saved by a great army: nor shall the giant be saved by his own great strength.

Ecclesiastes 9:11
I turned me to another thing, and I saw that under the sun, the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the learned, nor favour to the skilful: but time and chance in all.

Isaiah 30:16
But have said: No, but we will flee to horses: therefore shall you flee. And we will mount upon swift ones: therefore shall they be swifter that shall pursue after you.

Isaiah 30:17
A thousand men shall flee for fear of one: and for fear of five shall you flee, till you be left as the mast of ship on the top of a mountain, and as an ensign upon a hill.

Jeremiah 9:23
Thus saith the Lord: Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, and let not the strong man glory in his strength, and let not the rich man glory in his riches:

Jeremiah 25:35
And the shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the leaders of the flock to save themselves.

Jeremiah 39:4
And when Sedecias the king of Juda and all the men of war saw them, they fled: and they went forth in the night out of the city by the way of the king's garden, and by the gate that was between the two walls, and they went out to the way of the desert.

Amos 5:9
He that with a smile bringeth destruction upon the strong, and waste upon the mighty.

Additional Translations
Escape will fail the swift, the strong will not prevail by his strength, and the mighty will not save his life.Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver himself:

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

And flight shall perish from the runner, and the strong shall not hold fast his strength, and the warrior shall not save his life:

And flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver his soul.

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

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

Flight will perish from the swift; and the strong won't strengthen his force; neither shall the mighty deliver himself;

And perished hath refuge from the swift, And the strong strengtheneth not his power, And the mighty delivereth not his soul.
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