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Job 20:24

    Job 20:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of steel shall strike him through.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of steel shall strike him through.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He shall flee from the iron weapon, And the bow of brass shall strike him through.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He may go in flight from the iron spear, but the arrow from the bow of brass will go through him;

    Webster's Revision

    He shall flee from the iron weapon, And the bow of brass shall strike him through.

    World English Bible

    He shall flee from the iron weapon. The bronze arrow shall strike him through.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of brass shall strike him through.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 20:24

    He shall flee from the iron weapon - Or, "Though he should flee from the iron armor, the brazen bow should strike him through." So that yf he fle the yron weapens, he shal be shott with the stele bow - Coverdale. That is, he shall most certainly perish: all kinds of deaths await him.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 20:24

    To the works cast up by a besieging army for the annoyance of a city by their weapons of war:

    His troops advanced together against me;

    They throw up their way against me,

    And they encamp round about my dwelling. Job 19:12.

    In this connection, also, should be mentioned the sublime description of the war-horse in Job 39:19, following The horse was undoubtedly used in war and a more sublime description of this animal caparisoned for battle, impatient for the contest, does not occur in any language:

    Hast thou given the horse his strength?

    Hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?

    Dost thou make him to leap as the locust?

    How terrible is the glory of his nostrils!

    He paweth in the valley; he exulteth in his strength;

    He goeth forth into the midst of arms.

    He laugheth at fear, and is nothing daunted;

    And he turneth not back from the sword.

    Upon him rattleth the quiver;

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    Wesley's Notes on Job 20:24

    20:24 Flee - From the sword or spear; and so shall think him self out of danger.
    Book: Job