Amos 2:16

16 "Even the bravest * among the warriors will 1flee naked in that day," declares 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 "Flight will perish from the swift, And the stalwart will not strengthen his power, Nor the mighty man save his life.
15 "He who grasps the bow will not stand his ground, The swift of foot will not escape, Nor will he who rides the horse save his life.
16 "Even the bravest among the warriors will flee naked in that day," declares the LORD .

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