1 Samuel 2:4
Good News Translation
The bows of strong soldiers are broken, but the weak grow strong.

Contemporary English Version
Our LORD, you break the bows of warriors, but you give strength to everyone who stumbles.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The bow of the mighty is overcome, and the weak are girt with strength.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The bow of the mighty is overcome, and the weak are girt with strength.

The bows

Psalm 37:15,17 Let their sword enter into their own hearts, and let their bow be broken. . . .

Psalm 46:9 Making wars to cease even to the end of the earth. He shall destroy the bow, and break the weapons: and the shield he shall burn in the fire.

Psalm 76:3 There hath he broken the powers of bows, the shield, the sword, and the battle.

stumbled

Isaiah 10:4 That you be not bowed down under the bond, and fall with the slain? In all these things his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

Jeremiah 37:10 Now when the army of the Chaldeans was gone away from Jerusalem, because of Pharao's army,

2 Corinthians 4:9,10 We suffer persecution: but are not forsaken. We are cast down: but we perish not. . . .

2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said to me: My grace is sufficient for thee: for power is made perfect in infirmity. Gladly therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth and having on the breastplate of justice:

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things in him who strengtheneth me.

Hebrews 11:34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, recovered strength from weakness, became valiant in battle, put to flight the armies of foreigners.

Context
Hannah's Prayer of Thanksgiving
3Do not multiply to speak lofty things, boasting: let old matters depart from your mouth: for the Lord is a God of all knowledge, and to him are thoughts prepared. 4The bow of the mighty is overcome, and the weak are girt with strength.5They that were full before, have hired out themselves for bread: and the hungry are filled, so that the barren hath borne many: and she that had many children is weakened.…
Cross References
Hebrews 11:32
And what shall I yet say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, Barac, Samson, Jephthe, David, Samuel, and the prophets:

Psalm 18:39
And thou hast girded me with strength unto battle; and hast subdued under me them that rose up against me.

Psalm 37:15
Let their sword enter into their own hearts, and let their bow be broken.

Psalm 46:9
Making wars to cease even to the end of the earth. He shall destroy the bow, and break the weapons: and the shield he shall burn in the fire.

Additional Translations
The bows of the warriors are broken, but the feeble are equipped with strength.The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.

The bows of the mighty men are broken; And they that stumbled are girded with strength.

The bow of the mighty has waxed feeble, and the weak have girded themselves with strength.

The bow of the mighty is broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.

The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.

The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.

"The bows of the mighty men are broken. Those who stumbled are armed with strength.

Bows of the mighty are broken, And the stumbling have girded on strength.
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