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Amos 2:15

Context
NETBible

Archers 1  will not hold their ground; 2  fast runners will not save their lives, nor will those who ride horses. 3 

XREF

Ps 33:16,17

NET © Notes

tn Heb “the one who holds the bow.”

tn For the idiom of “holding [or “standing”] one’s ground” in battle, there is a similar phrase in Ezek 13:5; also related is the expression “to hold one’s own against” (or “to withstand”) in Judg 2:14; 2 Kgs 10:4; Dan 8:7 (see S. M. Paul, Amos [Hermeneia], 97). Other options include “will not endure” or “will not survive.”

tn The last two lines read literally, “The one fast in his feet will not rescue [his life], and the rider of the horse will not rescue his life.” The phrase “his life” does double duty in the parallelism and should be understood in both lines.



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