17 It shall come about, the (A)one who escapes from the sword of Hazael, Jehu (B)shall put to death, and the one who escapes from the sword of Jehu, Elisha shall put to death.

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18 Then it will be that he who flees the [a]report of disaster will fall into the pit,
And he who [b]climbs out of the pit will be caught in the snare;
For the (A)windows [c]above are opened, and the (B)foundations of the earth shake.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 24:18 Lit sound of terror
  2. Isaiah 24:18 Lit goes up from the midst of
  3. Isaiah 24:18 Lit from the height; i.e. heaven

19 As when a man (A)flees from a lion
And a bear meets him,
[a]Or goes home, leans his hand against the wall
And a snake bites him.

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 5:19 Or Then

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