Isaiah 21:15
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New American Standard Bible
For they have fled from the swords, From the drawn sword, and from the bent bow And from the press of battle.

King James Bible
For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.

Darby Bible Translation
For they flee from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.

World English Bible
For they fled away from the swords, from the drawn sword, from the bent bow, and from the heat of battle.

Young's Literal Translation
For from the face of destructions they fled, From the face of a stretched-out sword, And from the face of a trodden bow, And from the face of the grievousness of battle.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

For they fled - The inhabitants of one part of the land.

The grievousness of war - Hebrew, כבד kobed - "the weight, the heaviness, the oppression" of war; probably from the calamities that would result from the march of the Assyrian through their land, either on his way to Judea or to Egypt.

Isaiah 21:15 Parallel Commentaries

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Letter Xlii to the Illustrious Youth, Geoffrey De Perrone, and his Comrades.
To the Illustrious Youth, Geoffrey de Perrone, and His Comrades. He pronounces the youths noble because they purpose to lead the religious life, and exhorts them to perseverance. To his beloved sons, Geoffrey and his companions, Bernard, called Abbot of Clairvaux, wishes the spirit of counsel and strength. 1. The news of your conversion that has got abroad is edifying many, nay, is making glad the whole Church of God, so that The heavens rejoice and the earth is glad (Ps. xcvi. 11), and every tongue
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
Isaiah 13:14
And it will be that like a hunted gazelle, Or like sheep with none to gather them, They will each turn to his own people, And each one flee to his own land.

Isaiah 13:15
Anyone who is found will be thrust through, And anyone who is captured will fall by the sword.

Isaiah 17:13
The nations rumble on like the rumbling of many waters, But He will rebuke them and they will flee far away, And be chased like chaff in the mountains before the wind, Or like whirling dust before a gale.

Isaiah 22:3
All your rulers have fled together, And have been captured without the bow; All of you who were found were taken captive together, Though they had fled far away.

Isaiah 31:8
And the Assyrian will fall by a sword not of man, And a sword not of man will devour him. So he will not escape the sword, And his young men will become forced laborers.

Isaiah 33:3
At the sound of the tumult peoples flee; At the lifting up of Yourself nations disperse.

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