New International Version
His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of the warrior;
King James Bible
He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.
Darby Bible Translation
He delighteth not in the strength of the horse, he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man;
World English Bible
He doesn't delight in the strength of the horse. He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.
Young's Literal Translation
Not in the might of the horse doth He delight, Not in the legs of a man is He pleased.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He delighteth not - The horse, among all animals, is most delighted in by man for beauty, strength, and fleetness. And a man's legs, if well proportioned, are more admired than even the finest features of his face. Though God has made these, yet they are not his peculiar delight.
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LibraryHealing for the Wounded
We will not delay you by a preface, but will come at once to the two thoughts: first, here is a great ill--a broken heart; and secondly, a great mercy--"he healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds." Man is a double being: he is composed of body and soul, and each of the portions of man may receive injury and hurt. The wounds of the body are extremely painful, and if they amount to a breaking of the frame the torture is singularly exquisite. Yet God has in his mercy provided means …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
Anxious About Earth, or Earnest About the Kingdom
Letter xvi to Rainald, Abbot of Foigny
1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save.
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