Amos 2:16

16 Even the bravest warriors will flee naked on that day,” declares the LORD.

Read Amos 2:16 Using Other Translations

And he that is courageous among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, saith the LORD.
and he who is stout of heart among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day," declares the LORD.
On that day the most courageous of your fighting men will drop their weapons and run for their lives,” says the LORD .

What does Amos 2:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Amos 2:16

And [he that is] courageous among the mighty
Or "strong in his heart" F2; one that is of a great heart, famous for courage and bravery, that excels in it among the mighty; the most valiant soldiers and officers: shall flee away naked in that day:
shall throw away his armour, nay, put off his clothes, as being both a hinderance to him in his flight; and that he may make the better speed: saith the Lord:
which is added to show the certainty of all this; it might be depended upon that so it would be, since the Lord God of truth had spoken it; and it was fulfilled about eighty years after this prophecy.


FOOTNOTES:

F2 (wbl Uyma) "fortis corde suo", Vatablus, Piscator; "fortis animo", Junius & Tremellius, Drusius; "validus corde suo", Mercerus; "qui corde firmo est", Cocceius.
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