Psalm 33:17
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English Standard Version
The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue.

King James Bible
An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.

American Standard Version
A horse is a vain thing for safety; Neither doth he deliver any by his great power.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Vain is the horse for safety: neither shall he be saved by the abundance of his strength.

English Revised Version
An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great power.

Webster's Bible Translation
A horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

His praiseworthiness (c) as the irresistible Ruler in the history of men. Since in 2 Samuel 15:34; 2 Samuel 17:14, and frequently, הפר עצה is a common phrase, therefore heepiyr as in Psalm 89:34, Ezekiel 17:19, is equivalent to הפר (Ges. ֗67, rem. 9). The perfects are not used in the abstract, but of that which has been experienced most recently, since the "new song" presupposes new matter. With Psalm 33:11 compare Proverbs 19:21. The עצת of God is the unity of the "thoughts of His heart," i.e., of the ideas, which form the inmost part, the ultimate motives of everything that takes place. The whole history of the world is the uninterrupted carrying out of a divine plan of salvation, the primary object of which is His people, but in and with these are included humanity at large.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

An horse

Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

Judges 4:15 And the LORD discomfited Sisera, and all his chariots, and all his host, with the edge of the sword before Barak...

2 Kings 7:6,7 For the LORD had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host...

Proverbs 21:31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.

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 30:16 But you said, No; for we will flee on horses; therefore shall you flee: and, We will ride on the swift...

Hosea 14:3 Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride on horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, You are our gods...

his great

Psalm 147:10 He delights not in the strength of the horse: he takes not pleasure in the legs of a man.

Job 39:19-25 Have you given the horse strength? have you clothed his neck with thunder...

Cross References
1 Samuel 2:9
"He will guard the feet of his faithful ones, but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness, for not by might shall a man prevail.

Psalm 20:7
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

Psalm 147:10
His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,

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

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!

Hosea 14:3
Assyria shall not save us; we will not ride on horses; and we will say no more, 'Our God,' to the work of our hands. In you the orphan finds mercy."

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