New International Version
Though he flees from an iron weapon, a bronze-tipped arrow pierces him.
King James Bible
He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of steel shall strike him through.
Darby Bible Translation
If he have fled from the iron weapon, the bow of brass 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He shall flee from the iron weapon - Or, "Though he should flee from the iron armor, the brazen bow should strike him through." So that yf he fle the yron weapens, he shal be shott with the stele bow - Coverdale. That is, he shall most certainly perish: all kinds of deaths await him.
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The triumphing of the wicked is short.--JOB 20:5. Thou shalt bruise his heel.--This is your hour, and the power of darkness.--As the children are partakers of flesh and blood he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.--Having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about …
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2 Samuel 22:35
He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
Whoever flees at the sound of terror will fall into a pit; whoever climbs out of the pit will be caught in a snare. The floodgates of the heavens are opened, the foundations of the earth shake.
It will be as though a man fled from a lion only to meet a bear, as though he entered his house and rested his hand on the wall only to have a snake bite him.
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