English Standard Version
“The swift cannot flee away, nor the warrior escape; in the north by the river Euphrates they have stumbled and fallen.
King James Bible
Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; they shall stumble, and fall toward the north by the river Euphrates.
American Standard Version
Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; in the north by the river Euphrates have they stumbled and fallen.
Let not the swift flee away, nor the strong think to escape: they are overthrown, and fallen down, towards the north by the river Euphrates.
English Revised Version
Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; in the north by the river Euphrates have they stumbled, and fallen.
Webster's Bible Translation
Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape! they shall stumble, and fall towards the north by the river Euphrates.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
But when the judgment extends over the whole of humanity, an individual man cannot ask for anything great. "To seek for great things," i.e., to ask for things which in general or under certain circumstances are unattainable (cf. Psalm 131:1), is here used with reference to worldly prosperity. When the whole world is visited with judgment, an individual man must not make great demands, but be content with saving his life. This is promised to Baruch in Jeremiah 45:5, to alleviate his pain and sorrow. "To give life to any one for booty," means to let him escape with his life; cf. Jeremiah 21:9; Jeremiah 38:2; Jeremiah 39:18. In the words, "in all places whither thou shalt go," it is intimated that he will be obliged to avoid destruction by flight, but will thereby save his life.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
and you said, "No! We will flee upon horses"; therefore you shall flee away; and, "We will ride upon swift steeds"; therefore your pursuers shall be swift.
The nations have heard of your shame, and the earth is full of your cry; for warrior has stumbled against warrior; they have both fallen together."
He made many stumble, and they fell, and they said one to another, 'Arise, and let us go back to our own people and to the land of our birth, because of the sword of the oppressor.'
Then he shall turn his face back toward the fortresses of his own land, but he shall stumble and fall, and shall not be found.
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