|New International Version (© 2011)|
"The bows of the warriors are broken, but those who stumbled are armed with strength.
King James Bible
The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.
American Standard Version
The bows of the mighty men are broken; And they that stumbled are girded with strength.
Young's Literal Translation
Bows of the mighty are broken, And the stumbling have girded on strength.
1 Samuel 2:4 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The bows of the mighty - The Targum considers the first verse as including a prophecy against the Philistines; the second verse, against Sennacherib and his army; the third, against Nebuchadnezzar and the Chaldeans; the fourth, against the Greeks; the fifth, against Haman and his posterity; and the tenth, against Magog, and the enemies of the Messiah.
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Psalm 37:15,17 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken...
Psalm 46:9 He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and cuts the spear in sunder; he burns the chariot in the fire.
Psalm 76:3 There broke he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.
Isaiah 10:4 Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away...
Jeremiah 37:10 For though you had smitten the whole army of the Chaldeans that fight against you, and there remained but wounded men among them...
2 Corinthians 4:9,10 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed...
2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness...
Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.
Hebrews 11:34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight...
1 Samuel 2:4 Parallel CommentariesArmed Bow Bows Broken Clothed Mighty Shattered Strength Stumbled Stumbling War WarriorsArmed Bow Bows Broken Clothed Mighty Shattered Strength Stumbled Stumbling War WarriorsTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Hebrews 11:32 And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets,
Psalm 18:39 You armed me with strength for battle; you humbled my adversaries before me.
Psalm 37:15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts, and their bows will be broken.
Psalm 46:9 He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire.