Psalm 33:16
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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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Wesley'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.

Psalm 33:16 Parallel Commentaries

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A Knowledge of God
Many are the ways in which God is seeking to make Himself known to us and bring us into communion with Him. Nature speaks to our senses without ceasing. The open heart will be impressed with the love and glory of God as revealed through the works of His hands. The listening ear can hear and understand the communications of God through the things of nature. The green fields, the lofty trees, the buds and flowers, the passing cloud, the falling rain, the babbling brook, the glories of the heavens,
Ellen Gould White—Steps to Christ

The Principle of Life in the Creature.
"By His Spirit He hath garnished the heavens; His hand hath formed the crooked serpent."-- Job xxvi. 13. We have seen that the work of the Holy Spirit consists in leading all creation to its destiny, the final purpose of which is the glory of God. However, God's glory in creation appears in various degrees and ways. An insect and a star, the mildew on the wall and the cedar on Lebanon, a common laborer and a man like Augustine, are all the creatures of God; yet how dissimilar they are, and how varied
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

They all Hold Swords, Being Expert in War; Every Man Hath his Sword Upon his Thigh Because of Fear in the Night.
They all hold swords to engage in combat with the soul which, by a secret presumption, attributes to self what belongs to God only; and this causes them to exclaim with united voice; Who is like unto God? The Divine Righteousness is the first that comes to fight with and destroy the self-righteousness of the creature, and then comes strength to bring to naught the power of man, and causing him to enter by experience of his own infinite weakness into the strength of the Lord (Psalm lxxi. 16), teaches
Madame Guyon—Song of Songs of Solomon

The Creation
Q-7: WHAT ARE THE DECREES OF GOD? A: The decrees of God are his eternal purpose, according to the counsel of his will, whereby, for his own glory, he has foreordained whatsoever shall come to pass. I have already spoken something concerning the decrees of God under the attribute of his immutability. God is unchangeable in his essence, and he-is unchangeable in his decrees; his counsel shall stand. He decrees the issue of all things, and carries them on to their accomplishment by his providence; I
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
1 Samuel 2:9
"He will protect his faithful ones, but the wicked will disappear in darkness. No one will succeed by strength alone.

Psalm 44:6
I do not trust in my bow; I do not count on my sword to save me.

Psalm 60:11
Oh, please help us against our enemies, for all human help is useless.

Jeremiah 48:14
"You used to boast, 'We are heroes, mighty men of war.'

Hosea 10:13
"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.

Amos 2:14
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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