30:16 You say, ‘No, we will flee on horses,’
so you will indeed flee.
You say, ‘We will ride on fast horses,’
so your pursuers will be fast.
at the battle cry of five enemy soldiers you will all run away, 2
until the remaining few are as isolated 3
as a flagpole on a mountaintop
or a signal flag on a hill.”
2 tn Heb “from before [or “because of”] the battle cry of five you will flee.
3 tn Heb “until you are left” (so NAB, NASB, NRSV).