Isaiah 21:15

15 They flee from the sword, from the drawn sword, from the bent bow and from the heat of battle.

Isaiah 21:15 in Other Translations

KJV
15 For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.
ESV
15 For they have fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, from the bent bow, and from the press of battle.
NLT
15 They have fled from the sword, from the drawn sword, from the bent bow and the terrors of battle.
MSG
15 The desert's swarming with refugees escaping the horrors of war.
CSB
15 For they have fled from swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, from the stress of battle.

Isaiah 21:15 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 21:15

For they fled from the swords
Of their enemy, whom they could not withstand; perhaps the Assyrian army: from the drawn sword;
just ready to be sheathed in them: and from the bent bow;
just going to let the arrow fly at them: and from the grievousness of war:
too heavy for them to bear.

Isaiah 21:15 In-Context

13 A prophecy against Arabia: You caravans of Dedanites, who camp in the thickets of Arabia,
14 bring water for the thirsty; you who live in Tema, bring food for the fugitives.
15 They flee from the sword, from the drawn sword, from the bent bow and from the heat of battle.
16 This is what the Lord says to me: “Within one year, as a servant bound by contract would count it, all the splendor of Kedar will come to an end.
17 The survivors of the archers, the warriors of Kedar, will be few.” The LORD, the God of Israel, has spoken.

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