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16 You say, “No, we need horses to run away on.”
    So you will run away on horses.
You say, “We will ride away on fast horses.”
    So those who chase you will be fast.
17 One enemy will make threats,
    and a thousand of your men will run away.
Five enemies will make threats,
    and all of you will run from them.
You will be left alone like a flagpole on a hilltop,
    like a banner on a hill.
18 The Lord wants to show his mercy to you.
    He wants to rise and comfort you.
The Lord is a fair God,
    and everyone who waits for his help will be happy.

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