Proverbs 21:31
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English Standard Version
The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The horse is prepared for the day of battle: but the Lord giveth safety.

English Revised Version
The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but victory is of the LORD,

Webster's Bible Translation
The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is from the LORD.

Proverbs 21:31 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

25 The desire of the slothful killeth him;

     For his hands refuse to be active.

The desire of the עצל, Hitzig remarks, goes out first after meat and drink; and when it takes this direction, as hunger, it kills him indeed. But in this case it is not the desire that kills him, but the impossibility of satisfying it. The meaning is simply: the inordinate desire after rest and pleasure kills the slothful; for this always seeking only enjoyment and idleness brings him at last to ruin. תּאוה means here, as in Kibroth ha-tava, Numbers 11:34, inordinate longing after enjoyments. The proverb is connected by almost all interpreters (also Ewald, Bertheau, Hitzig, Elster, Zckler) as a tetrastich with Proverbs 21:25 : he (the slothful) always eagerly desires, but the righteous giveth and spareth not. But (1) although צדּיק, since it designates one who is faithful to duty, might be used particularly of the industrious (cf. Proverbs 15:19), yet would there be wanting in 26a ואין, Proverbs 13:4, cf. Proverbs 20:4, necessary for the formation of the contrast; (2) this older Book of Proverbs consists of pure distichs; the only tristich, Proverbs 19:7, appears as the consequence of a mutilation from the lxx. Thus the pretended tetrastich before us is only apparently such.

Proverbs 21:31 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

horse

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...

but

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.

safety

Psalm 144:10 It is he that gives salvation to kings: who delivers David his servant from the hurtful sword.

Cross References
1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Psalm 3:8
Salvation belongs to the LORD; your blessing be on your people! Selah

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
The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue.

Isaiah 31:1
Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they are many and in horsemen because they are very strong, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel or consult the LORD!

Jeremiah 3:23
Truly the hills are a delusion, the orgies on the mountains. Truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.

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