Job 20:24
New International Version
Though he flees from an iron weapon, a bronze-tipped arrow pierces him.

New Living Translation
When they try to escape an iron weapon, a bronze-tipped arrow will pierce them.

English Standard Version
He will flee from an iron weapon; a bronze arrow will strike him through.

Berean Study Bible
Though he flees from an iron weapon, a bronze-tipped arrow will pierce him.

New American Standard Bible
"He may flee from the iron weapon, But the bronze bow will pierce him.

New King James Version
He will flee from the iron weapon; A bronze bow will pierce him through.

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

Christian Standard Bible
If he flees from an iron weapon, an arrow from a bronze bow will pierce him.

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

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If he flees from an iron weapon, an arrow from a bronze bow will pierce him.

International Standard Version
Though he dodges an iron weapon, a bronze arrow will pierce him.

NET Bible
If he flees from an iron weapon, then an arrow from a bronze bow pierces him.

New Heart English Bible
He shall flee from the iron weapon. The bronze arrow shall strike him through.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If that person flees from an iron weapon, a bronze bow will pierce him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
If he flee from the iron weapon, The bow of brass shall strike him through.

New American Standard 1977
“He may flee from the iron weapon, But the bronze bow will pierce him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He shall flee from the weapons of iron, and the bow of bronze shall strike him through.

King James 2000 Bible
He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of bronze shall strike him through.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of steel shall strike him through.

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

Young's Literal Translation
He fleeth from an iron weapon, Pass through him doth a bow of brass.
Study Bible
Zophar: Destruction Awaits the Wicked
23When he has filled his stomach, God will vent His fury upon him, raining it down on him as he eats. 24Though he flees from an iron weapon, a bronze-tipped arrow will pierce him. 25It is drawn out of his back, the gleaming point from his liver. Terrors come over him.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 22:35
He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

Isaiah 24:18
Whoever flees the sound of terror will fall into a pit, and whoever escapes from the pit will be caught in a trap. For the windows of heaven are open, and the foundations of the earth are shaken.

Amos 5:19
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.

Treasury of Scripture

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

flee from

1 Kings 20:30
But the rest fled to Aphek, into the city; and there a wall fell upon twenty and seven thousand of the men that were left. And Benhadad fled, and came into the city, into an inner chamber.

Isaiah 24:18
And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.

Jeremiah 48:43,44
Fear, and the pit, and the snare, shall be upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith the LORD…

the bow

2 Samuel 22:35
He teacheth my hands to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

strike him

Proverbs 7:23
Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.







Lexicon
Though he flees
יִ֭בְרַח (yiḇ·raḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1272: To bolt, to flee suddenly

from an iron
בַּרְזֶ֑ל (bar·zel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1270: Iron, an iron implement

weapon,
מִנֵּ֣שֶׁק (min·nê·šeq)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5402: Military equipment, arms, an arsenal

a bronze-tipped
נְחוּשָֽׁה׃ (nə·ḥū·šāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5154: Copper, bronze

arrow
קֶ֣שֶׁת (qe·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7198: A bow, for, shooting, the iris

will pierce him.
תַּ֝חְלְפֵ֗הוּ (taḥ·lə·p̄ê·hū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2498: To slide by, to hasten away, pass on, spring up, pierce, change
(24) He shall flee from the iron weapon, and.--That is, if he escaped one mischance, another should overtake him.

Verse 24. - He shall flee from the iron weapon. This is no indication of the late authorship of Job. Iron was in use in Egypt at a very early date. A thin plate of it was found by Colonel Howard Vyse embedded in the masonry of the great pyramid; and iron implements and ornaments, iron spear-heads, iron sickles, iron gimlets, iron keys, iron bracelets, iron wire, have been found in the early tombs not infrequently (see the author's 'History of Ancient Egypt,' vol. 1. p. 505). That they are not more common is accounted for by the rapid oxidization of iron by exposure to the air, and its rapid decay in the nitrous soil of Egypt. The inhabitants of South-Western Asia were at no time much behind the Egyptians in their knowledge of the useful arts: and iron appears as a well-known metal in the Jewish Scriptures from the time of the Exodus (see Numbers 35:16; Deuteronomy 3:11; Deuteronomy 4:20; Deuteronomy 8:9; Deuteronomy 28:23; Joshua 8:31). It is true that the principal weapons of war continued to be made ordinarily of bronze, both in South-Western Asia and in Egypt, till a comparatively late period; but Zophar may mean to assign to the slayer of the wicked man weapons of a superior character. And the bow of steel shall strike him through. It is uncertain whether steel was known in the ancient world. But, whether or no, "steel" is not meant here. The word used in the original is nehushtah, which undoubtedly means either "copper" or "bronze." As copper would be too soft a material for a bow, we may assume bronze to be intended. The bronze used in Egypt was extremely elastic, and there would have been little difficulty in fashioning bows of it (on the existence of such bows, see 2 Samuel 26:5; Psalm 18:34). 20:23-29 Zophar, having described the vexations which attend wicked practices, shows their ruin from God's wrath. There is no fence against this, but in Christ, who is the only Covert from the storm and tempest, Isa 32:2. Zophar concludes, This is the portion of a wicked man from God; it is allotted him. Never was any doctrine better explained, or worse applied, than this by Zophar, who intended to prove Job a hypocrite. Let us receive the good explanation, and make a better application, for warning to ourselves, to stand in awe and sin not. One view of Jesus, directed by the Holy Spirit, and by him suitably impressed upon our souls, will quell a thousand carnal reasonings about the suffering of the faithful.
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