Judges 5:22
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New International Version
Then thundered the horses' hooves-- galloping, galloping go his mighty steeds.

New Living Translation
Then the horses' hooves hammered the ground, the galloping, galloping of Sisera's mighty steeds.

English Standard Version
“Then loud beat the horses’ hoofs with the galloping, galloping of his steeds.

New American Standard Bible
"Then the horses' hoofs beat From the dashing, the dashing of his valiant steeds.

King James Bible
Then were the horsehoofs broken by the means of the pransings, the pransings of their mighty ones.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The horses' hooves then hammered-- the galloping, galloping of his stallions."

International Standard Version
Then loud was the beat of the horses' hooves— from the galloping, galloping war steeds!

NET Bible
The horses' hooves pounded the ground; the stallions galloped madly.

New Heart English Bible
Then the horse hoofs pounded because of the galloping, the galloping of their steeds.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the horses' hoofs pounded. The mighty war horses galloped on and on.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then did the horsehoofs stamp By reason of the prancings, the prancings of their mighty ones.

New American Standard 1977
“Then the horses’ hoofs beat
            From the dashing, the dashing of his valiant steeds.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then were the hoofs of the horses broken by the means of the pransings, the pransings of their mighty ones.

King James 2000 Bible
Then were the horses' hoofs thundering by means of the gallopings, the gallopings of their mighty ones.

American King James Version
Then were the horse hoofs broken by the means of the prancings, the prancings of their mighty ones.

American Standard Version
Then did the horsehoofs stamp By reason of the prancings, the prancings of their strong ones.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The hoofs of the horses were broken whilst the stoutest of the enemies fled amain, and fell headlong down.

Darby Bible Translation
Then did the horse-hoofs clatter with the coursings, The coursings of their steeds.

English Revised Version
Then did the horsehoofs stamp by reason of the pransings, the pransings of their strong ones.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then were the horse's hoofs broken by the means of the prancings, the prancings of their mighty ones.

World English Bible
Then the horse hoofs stamped because of the prancings, the prancings of their strong ones.

Young's Literal Translation
Then broken were the horse-heels, By pransings -- pransings of its mighty ones.
Study Bible
The Song of Deborah and Barak
21"The torrent of Kishon swept them away, The ancient torrent, the torrent Kishon. O my soul, march on with strength. 22"Then the horses' hoofs beat From the dashing, the dashing of his valiant steeds. 23'Curse Meroz,' said the angel of the LORD, 'Utterly curse its inhabitants; Because they did not come to the help of the LORD, To the help of the LORD against the warriors.'…
Cross References
Job 39:19
"Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane?

Jeremiah 8:16
From Dan is heard the snorting of his horses; At the sound of the neighing of his stallions The whole land quakes; For they come and devour the land and its fullness, The city and its inhabitants.

Jeremiah 47:3
"Because of the noise of the galloping hoofs of his stallions, The tumult of his chariots, and the rumbling of his wheels, The fathers have not turned back for their children, Because of the limpness of their hands,

Ezekiel 27:14
"Those from Beth-togarmah gave horses and war horses and mules for your wares.
Treasury of Scripture

Then were the horse hoofs broken by the means of the prancings, the prancings of their mighty ones.

horsehoofs. Anciently, horses were not shod; nor are they at the present day in some parts of the East. The flight was so rapid that the hoofs of their horses were splintered and broken by the roughness of the roads; in consequence of which they became lame, and could not carry off their riders.

Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember …

Psalm 33:17 An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any …

Psalm 147:10,11 He delights not in the strength of the horse: he takes not pleasure …

Isaiah 5:28 Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses' hoofs …

Jeremiah 47:4 Because of the day that comes to spoil all the Philistines, and to …

Micah 4:13 Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make your horn iron, …

pransings. or tramplings. or plungings. mighty ones. or as Dr. Waterland renders, 'mighty horses,' or 'strong steeds,' as Dr. Kennicott, i.e. their war-horses, which gives great energy to the text, and renders it perfectly intelligible.

(22) By the means of the pransings.--Rather, the stampings. In crossing the Kishon after moderate rains, I had an opportunity of observing by personal experience how easily a horse might be hopelessly disabled in the muddy morass formed by the river. The word is forcibly repeated by the figure known as anadiplosis.

Their mighty ones.--The great lords in their iron chariots, trying to goad their frightened steeds through the flood. There is a scathing taunt in the words. Their "might" was exhibited in valiantly running away. It may, however, mean the strong steeds themselves (comp. Jeremiah 8:15; Jeremiah 51:11). Vandevelde speaks of the Kishon as being the most dangerous river of the land, from its quicksands.

Verse 22. - Their mighty ones. Applied to bulls, Psalm 22:12, etc.; and to horses (A.V., his strong ones), Jeremiah 8:16; his strong horses, Jeremiah 47:3. Then were the horse hoofs broken by means of the pransings,.... Either through the force of the waters of the river, where they pranced and plunged, and could have no standing; or through the swift haste they made to run away, striking the earth so quick, and with such force and vehemence, that their hoofs were broken thereby, especially on stony ground, and so their speed retarded:

the pransings of the mighty ones; either their riders, princes, and great personages, who made them prance, leap, and run with great speed and force; or horses strong and mighty, being such as were selected for this purpose, and trained to war. 22. Then were the horse hoofs broken by the means of the prancings—Anciently, as in many parts of the East still, horses were not shod. The breaking of the hoofs denotes the hot haste and heavy irregular tramp of the routed foe.5:12-23 Deborah called on her own soul to be in earnest. He that will set the hearts of other men on fire with the love of Christ, must himself burn with love. Praising God is a work we should awake to, and awake ourselves unto. She notices who fought against Israel, who fought for them, and who kept away. Who fought against them. They were obstinate enemies to God's people, therefore the more dangerous. Who fought for them. The several tribes that helped are here spoken of with honour; for though God is above all to be glorified, those who are employed must have their due praise, to encourage others. But the whole creation is at war with those to whom God is an enemy. The river of Kishon fought against their enemies. At most times it was shallow, yet now, probably by the great rain that fell, it was so swelled, and the stream so deep and strong, that those who attempted to pass, were drowned. Deborah's own soul fought against them. When the soul is employed in holy exercises, and heart-work is made of them, through the grace of God, the strength of our spiritual enemies will be trodden down, and will fall before us. She observes who kept away, and did not side with Israel, as might have been expected. Thus many are kept from doing their duty by the fear of trouble, the love of ease, and undue affection to their worldly business and advantage. Narrow, selfish spirits care not what becomes of God's church, so that they can but get, keep, and save money. All seek their own, Php 2:21. A little will serve those for a pretence to stay at home, who have no mind to engage in needful services, because there is difficulty and danger in them. But we cannot keep away from the contest between the Lord and his enemies; and if we do not actively endeavour to promote his cause in this wicked world, we shall fall under the curse against the workers of iniquity. Though He needs no human help, yet he is pleased to accept the services of those who improve their talents to advance his cause. He requires every man to do so.
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