New Living Translation
The best-equipped army cannot save a king, nor is great strength enough to save a warrior.
King James Bible
There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.
Darby Bible Translation
The king is not saved by the multitude of his forces; a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.
World English Bible
There is no king saved by the multitude of an army. A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
Young's Literal Translation
The king is not saved by the multitude of a force. A mighty man is not delivered, By abundance of power.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
33:16 No king - He instances in these, as the most uncontrollable persons in the world, and most confident of themselves. By which he strongly proves his general proposition, of God's powerful providence over all men. By an host - But only by God's providence, who disposes of victory and success, as he pleases, and that frequently to the weakest side.
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They all Hold Swords, Being Expert in War; Every Man Hath his Sword Upon his Thigh Because of Fear in the Night.
1 Samuel 2:9
"He will protect his faithful ones, but the wicked will disappear in darkness. No one will succeed by strength alone.
I do not trust in my bow; I do not count on my sword to save me.
Oh, please help us against our enemies, for all human help is useless.
"You used to boast, 'We are heroes, mighty men of war.'
"But you have cultivated wickedness and harvested a thriving crop of sins. You have eaten the fruit of lies--trusting in your military might, believing that great armies could make your nation safe.
Your fastest runners will not get away. The strongest among you will become weak. Even mighty warriors will be unable to save themselves.
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