New International Version
Then thundered the horses' hooves-- galloping, galloping go his mighty steeds.
King James Bible
Then were the horsehoofs broken by the means of the pransings, the pransings of their mighty ones.
Darby Bible Translation
Then did the horse-hoofs clatter with the coursings, The coursings of their steeds.
World English Bible
Then the horse hoofs stamped because of the prancings, the prancings of their strong ones.
Young's Literal Translation
Then broken were the horse-heels, By pransings -- pransings of its mighty ones.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Then were the horsehoofs broken - In very ancient times horses were not shod; nor are they to the present day in several parts of the East. Sisera had iron chariots when his hosts were routed; the horses that drew these, being strongly urged on by those who drove them, had their hoofs broken by the roughness of the roads; in consequence of which they became lame, and could not carry off their riders. This is marked as one cause of their disaster.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
horsehoofs. Anciently, horses were not shod; nor are they at the present day in some parts of the East. The flight was so rapid that the hoofs of their horses were splintered and broken by the roughness of the roads; in consequence of which they became lame, and could not carry off their riders.
pransings. or tramplings. or plungings. mighty ones. or as Dr. Waterland renders, 'mighty horses,' or 'strong steeds,' as Dr. Kennicott, i.e. their war-horses, which gives great energy to the text, and renders it perfectly intelligible.
Why satest then among the sheepfolds, to hear the pipings for the flocks? At the watercourses of Reuben there were great searchings of heart.'--JUDGES v. 16 (R.V.). I. The fight. The warfare is ever repeated, though in new forms. In the highest form it is Christ versus the World, And that conflict must be fought out in our own souls first. Our religion should lead not only to accept and rely on what Christ does for us, but to do and dare for Christ. He has given Himself for us, and has thereby …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Songs of Deliverance
The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
"Do you give the horse its strength or clothe its neck with a flowing mane?
The snorting of the enemy's horses is heard from Dan; at the neighing of their stallions the whole land trembles. They have come to devour the land and everything in it, the city and all who live there.
at the sound of the hooves of galloping steeds, at the noise of enemy chariots and the rumble of their wheels. Parents will not turn to help their children; their hands will hang limp.
"'Men of Beth Togarmah exchanged chariot horses, cavalry horses and mules for your merchandise.
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