|New International Version (© 2011)|
The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD.
King James Bible
The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.
American Standard Version
The horse is prepared against the day of battle; But victory is of Jehovah.
Young's Literal Translation
A horse is prepared for a day of battle, And the deliverance is of Jehovah!
Proverbs 21:31 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The horse is prepared against the day of battle - Horses were not used among the Jews before the time of Solomon. There was a Divine command against them, Deuteronomy 17:16; but Solomon transgressed it; see 1 Kings 10:29. But he here allows that a horse is a vain thing for safety; and that however strong and well appointed cavalry may be, still safety, escape, and victory, are of the Lord. Among the ancient Asiatics, the horse was used only for war; oxen labored in the plough and cart, the ass and the camel carried backloads; and mules and asses served for riding. We often give the credit of a victory to man, when they who consider the circumstances see that it came from God.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
Psalm 33:17,18 An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength...
Psalm 147:10 He delights not in the strength of the horse: he takes not pleasure in the legs of a man.
Ecclesiastes 9:11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise...
Isaiah 31:1 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen...
Psalm 3:3,8 But you, O LORD, are a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head...
Psalm 68:20 He that is our God is the God of salvation; and to GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.
Psalm 144:10 It is he that gives salvation to kings: who delivers David his servant from the hurtful sword.
Proverbs 21:31 Parallel CommentariesBattle Belongs Deliverance Horse Overcome Power Prepared Ready Rests Safety Victory WarBattle Belongs Deliverance Horse Overcome Power Prepared Ready Rests Safety Victory WarTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Psalm 3:8 From the LORD comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people.
Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
Psalm 33:17 A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save.
Isaiah 31:1 Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the LORD.
Jeremiah 3:23 Surely the idolatrous commotion on the hills and mountains is a deception; surely in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.