Amos 5:19
Good News Translation
It will be like someone who runs from a lion and meets a bear! Or like someone who comes home and puts his hand on the wall--only to be bitten by a snake!

Contemporary English Version
You will run from a lion, only to meet a bear. You will escape to your house, rest your hand on the wall, and be bitten by a snake.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As if a man should flee from the face of a lion, and a bear should meet him: or enter into the house, and lean with his hand upon the wall, and a serpent should bite him.

New American Bible
As if someone fled from a lion and a bear met him; Or as if on entering the house he rested his hand against the wall, and a snake bit it.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

As if a man should flee from the face of a lion, and a bear should meet him: or enter into the house, and lean with his hand upon the wall, and a serpent should bite him.

As if.

Amos 9:1,2 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. . . .

1 Kings 20:29,30 And both sides set their armies in array one against the other seven days, and on the seventh day the battle was fought: and the children of Israel slew, of the Syrians, a hundred thousand footmen in one day. . . .

Job 20:24,25 He shall flee from weapons of iron, and shall fall upon a bow of brass. . . .

Isaiah 24:17,18 Fear, and the pit, and the snare are upon thee, O thou inhabitant of the earth. . . .

Jeremiah 15:2,3 And if they shall say unto thee: Whither shall we go forth? thou shalt say to them: Thus saith the Lord: Such as are for death, to death: and such as are for the sword, to the sword: and such as are for famine, to famine: and such as are for captivity, to captivity. . . .

Jeremiah 48:43,44 Fear, and the pit, and the snare come upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith the Lord. . . .

Acts 28:4 And when the barbarians saw the beast hanging on his hand, they said one to another: Undoubtedly this man is a murderer, who, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance doth not suffer him to live.

Context
The Day of the LORD
18Woe to them that desire the day of the Lord: to what end is it for you? the day of the Lord is darkness, and not light. 19As if a man should flee from the face of a lion, and a bear should meet him: or enter into the house, and lean with his hand upon the wall, and a serpent should bite him.20Shall not the day of the Lord be darkness, and not light: and obscurity, and no brightness in it?…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:24
They shall be consumed with famine, and birds shall devour them with a most bitter bite: I will send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the fury of creatures that trail upon the ground, and of serpents.

Job 20:24
He shall flee from weapons of iron, and shall fall upon a bow of brass.

Ecclesiastes 10:8
He that diggeth a pit, shall fall into it: and he that breaketh a hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

Isaiah 24:17
Fear, and the pit, and the snare are upon thee, O thou inhabitant of the earth.

Isaiah 24:18
And it shall come to pass, that he that shall flee from the noise of the fear, shall fall into the pit: and he that shall rid himself out of the pit, shall be taken in the snare: for the flood-gates from on high are opened, and the foundations of the earth shall be shaken.

Jeremiah 15:2
And if they shall say unto thee: Whither shall we go forth? thou shalt say to them: Thus saith the Lord: Such as are for death, to death: and such as are for the sword, to the sword: and such as are for famine, to famine: and such as are for captivity, to captivity.

Jeremiah 15:3
And I will visit them with four kinds, saith the Lord: The sword to kill, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the air, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and to destroy.

Jeremiah 48:44
He that shall flee from the fear, shall fall into the pit: and he that shall get up out of the pit, shall be taken in the snare: for I will bring upon Moab the year of their visitation, saith the Lord.

Additional Translations
It will be like a man who flees from a lion only to encounter a bear, or who enters his house and rests his hand against the wall only to have a serpent bite him.As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

As if a man should flee from the face of a lion, and a bear should meet him; and he should spring into his house, and lean his hands upon the wall, and a serpent should bite him.

as if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

As if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

As if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; Or he went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a snake bit him.

As when one fleeth from the face of the lion, And the bear hath met him, And he hath come in to the house, And hath leant his hand on the wall, And the serpent hath bitten him.
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