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16 But ye said, No; for we will flee upon sus; therefore shall ye flee; and, We will ride off upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.

17 Elef echad shall flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five shall ye flee; until ye be left as a pole upon the top of the har, and as a nes (banner, flag) on a hill.

18 And therefore will Hashem wait, that He may be gracious unto you, and therefore will He be exalted, that He may have rachamim upon you; for Hashem is Elohei Mishpat; Ashrei are all they that wait for Him.

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16 You said, ‘No, we will flee(A) on horses.’(B)
    Therefore you will flee!
You said, ‘We will ride off on swift horses.’
    Therefore your pursuers will be swift!
17 A thousand will flee
    at the threat of one;
at the threat of five(C)
    you will all flee(D) away,
till you are left(E)
    like a flagstaff on a mountaintop,
    like a banner(F) on a hill.”

18 Yet the Lord longs(G) to be gracious to you;
    therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.(H)
For the Lord is a God of justice.(I)
    Blessed are all who wait for him!(J)

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