Amos 2:16

16 And he that is courageous[a] among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, saith the LORD.

Amos 2:16 Meaning and Commentary

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.


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

Amos 2:16 In-Context

14 Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver himself:
15 Neither shall he stand that handleth the bow; and he that is swift of foot shall not deliver himself: neither shall he that rideth the horse deliver himself.
16 And he that is courageous among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, saith the LORD.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. courageous: Heb. strong of his heart
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