Job 20:24
Good News Translation
When they try to escape from an iron sword, a bronze bow will shoot them down.

Contemporary English Version
While running from iron spears, they will be killed by arrows of bronze,

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall flee from weapons of iron, and shall fall upon a bow of brass.

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He shall flee from weapons of iron, and shall fall upon a bow of brass.

flee from

1 Kings 20:30 And they that remained fled to Aphec, into the city: and the wall fell upon seven and twenty thousand men, that were left. And Benadad fleeing, went into the city, into a chamber that was within a chamber.

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

Amos 5:19 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.

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. . . .

the bow

2 Samuel 22:35 He teacheth my hands to war: and maketh my arms like a bow of brass.

strike him

Proverbs 7:23 Now, therefore, my son, hear me, and attend to the words of my mouth.

Context
Zophar: Destruction Awaits the Wicked
23May his belly be filled, that God may send forth the wrath of his indignation upon him, and rain down his war upon him. 24He shall flee from weapons of iron, and shall fall upon a bow of brass.25The sword is drawn out, and cometh forth from its scabbard, and glittereth in his bitterness: the terrible ones shall go and come upon him.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 22:35
He teacheth my hands to war: and maketh my arms like a bow of brass.

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.

Amos 5:19
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.

Additional Translations
Though he flees from an iron weapon, a bronze-tipped arrow will pierce him.He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of steel shall strike him through.

He shall flee from the iron weapon, And the bow of brass shall strike him through.

And he shall by no means escape from the power of the sword; let the brazen bow wound him.

If he have fled from the iron weapon, the bow of brass shall strike him through.

He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of brass shall strike him through.

He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of steel shall strike him through.

He shall flee from the iron weapon. The bronze arrow shall strike him through.

He fleeth from an iron weapon, Pass through him doth a bow of brass.
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