Proverbs 21:31
New International Version
The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD.

New Living Translation
The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the LORD.

English Standard Version
The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
A horse is prepared for the day of battle, but victory is of the LORD.

King James Bible
The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.

New King James Version
The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But deliverance is of the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But the victory belongs to the LORD.

NASB 1995
The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But victory belongs to the LORD.

NASB 1977
The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But victory belongs to the LORD.

Amplified Bible
The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But deliverance and victory belong to the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
A horse is prepared for the day of battle, but victory comes from the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A horse is prepared for the day of battle, but victory comes from the LORD.

American Standard Version
The horse is prepared against the day of battle; But victory is of Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The horse is prepared for the day of war, but salvation is of LORD JEHOVAH.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A horse is prepared for the day of battle; but help is of the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
Even if your army has horses ready for battle, the LORD will always win.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The horse is prepared for the day of battle: but the Lord giveth safety.

English Revised Version
The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but victory is of the LORD,

Good News Translation
You can get horses ready for battle, but it is the LORD who gives victory.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the LORD.

International Standard Version
The horse may be prepared for the day of battle, but to the LORD goes the victory.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The horse is prepared against the day of battle; But victory is of the LORD.

Literal Standard Version
A horse is prepared for a day of battle, And the deliverance [is] of YHWH!

NET Bible
A horse is prepared for the day of battle, but the victory is from the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
The horse is prepared for the day of battle; but victory is with the LORD.

World English Bible
The horse is prepared for the day of battle; but victory is with Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
A horse is prepared for a day of battle, And the deliverance is of Jehovah!

Additional Translations ...
Context
The King's Heart
30There is no wisdom, no understanding, no counsel that can prevail against the LORD. 31A horse is prepared for the day of battle, but victory is of the LORD.

Cross References
1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!

Psalm 3:8
Salvation belongs to the LORD; may Your blessing be on Your people. Selah

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

Psalm 33:17
A horse is a vain hope for salvation; even its great strength cannot save.

Isaiah 31:1
Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in their abundance of chariots and in their multitude of horsemen. They do not look to the Holy One of Israel; they do not seek the LORD.

Jeremiah 3:23
Surely deception comes from the hills, and commotion from the mountains. Surely the salvation of Israel is in the LORD our God.


Treasury of Scripture

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

horse

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

Psalm 33:17,18
An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength…

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

but

Psalm 3:3,8
But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head…

Psalm 68:20
He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.

safety

Psalm 144:10
It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.









(31) The horse is prepared against the day of battle.--These had been imported largely from Egypt in Solomon's time, though this was in direct contravention of the Law (1Kings 4:26, and Deuteronomy 17:16).

Verse 31. - The horse is prepared against the clay of battle. The horse is an emblem of military power and activity. To the earlier Jews, who were unaccustomed to its use, and indeed forbidden to employ it (Deuteronomy 17:16), the horse and horse-drawn chariots were objects of extreme terror (Joshua 17:16; Judges 4:3), and though Solomon had largely imported them from Egypt (1 Kings 4:26; 1 Kings 10:26, etc.), these animals were used exclusively for war, and, at this time, their services were never applied to agricultural purposes. The proverb asserts that, though all preparations are made for the battle, and material forces are of the best and strongest description, but safety (victory) is of the Lord (see Psalm 20:7; Psalm 33:16, etc.). Septuagint, "But from the Lord is the help (ἡ βοήθεια)." The great truth here taught may be applied to spiritual matters. The only safety against spiritual enemies is the grace of God; we can cry, with St. Paul (1 Corinthians 15:57), "Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." "By the name 'horse,'" says St. Gregory ('Moral.,' 31:43), "is understood the preparation of right intention, as it is written, 'The horse is prepared,' etc.; because the mind prepares itself indeed against temptation, but contends not healthfully unless it be assisted from above."



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
A horse
ס֗וּס (sūs)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5483: A swallow, swift (type of bird)

is prepared
מ֭וּכָן (mū·ḵān)
Verb - Hofal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3559: To be erect

for the day
לְי֣וֹם (lə·yō·wm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3117: A day

of battle,
מִלְחָמָ֑ה (mil·ḥā·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4421: A battle, war

but victory
הַתְּשׁוּעָֽה׃ (hat·tə·šū·‘āh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8668: Deliverance, salvation

[is] of the LORD.
וְ֝לַֽיהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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