Psalm 147:10
New International Version
His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of the warrior;

New Living Translation
He takes no pleasure in the strength of a horse or in human might.

English Standard Version
His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,

Berean Study Bible
He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He takes no pleasure in the legpower of the man.

King James Bible
He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.

New King James Version
He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.

New American Standard Bible
He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man.

NASB 1995
He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man.

NASB 1977
He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man.

Amplified Bible
He does not delight in the strength (military power) of the horse, Nor does He take pleasure in the legs (strength) of a man.

Christian Standard Bible
He is not impressed by the strength of a horse; he does not value the power of a warrior.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He is not impressed by the strength of a horse; He does not value the power of a man.

American Standard Version
He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: He taketh no pleasure in the legs of a man.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
LORD JEHOVAH does not delight in the power of a horse, neither delights in the legs of a mighty man.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He will not take pleasure in the strength of a horse; neither is he well-pleased with the legs of a man.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD doesn't care about the strength of horses or powerful armies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall not delight in the strength of the horse: nor take pleasure in the legs of a man.

English Revised Version
He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh no pleasure in the legs of a man.

Good News Translation
His pleasure is not in strong horses, nor his delight in brave soldiers;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He finds no joy in strong horses, nor is he pleased by brave soldiers.

International Standard Version
He takes no delight in the strength of a horse, and gains no pleasure in the runner's swiftness.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He delighteth not in the strength of the horse; He taketh no pleasure in the legs of a man.

Literal Standard Version
He does not delight in the might of the horse, "" He is not pleased in the legs of a man.

NET Bible
He is not enamored with the strength of a horse, nor is he impressed by the warrior's strong legs.

New Heart English Bible
He doesn't delight in the strength of the horse. He takes no 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
It is Good to Sing Praises
9He provides food for the animals, and for the young ravens when they call. 10He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He takes no pleasure in the legpower of the man. 11The LORD is pleased with those who fear Him, who hope in His loving devotion.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or height, for I have rejected him; the LORD does not see as man does. For man sees the outward appearance, but the LORD sees the heart."

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


Treasury of Scripture

He delights not in the strength of the horse: he takes not pleasure in the legs of a man.

delighteth

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

Psalm 33:16-18
There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength…

Job 39:19-25
Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? …

he taketh

1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.

2 Samuel 1:23
Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.

2 Samuel 2:18-23
And there were three sons of Zeruiah there, Joab, and Abishai, and Asahel: and Asahel was as light of foot as a wild roe…









(10) Strength of the horse . . . legs of a man.--This somewhat strange antithesis has been explained to refer to cavalry and infantry, but the much more expressive passage, Psalm 33:16-17, which was plainly before this poet, would hardly have been altered so strangely. The horse as a type of strength and endurance was of course common. (Comp. especially Job 39:19-25.) And we have before seen that Eastern nations naturally select fleetness of foot as the typical quality in a vigorous warrior. (See Psalm 18:33.)

The constant epithet "swift-footed Achilles," suggests the best explanation of the second clause of the verse. (Comp. 2Samuel 2:18).

Verse 10. - He delighteth not in the strength of the horse. In a certain sense, God no doubt "delights" in the glory and excellency of all his creatures; but their physical endowments do not give him the sensible pleasure which he derives from the moral qualities of his rational creation (see ver. 11). The negation is not absolute, but relative (compare "I will have mercy, and not sacrifice"). He taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man; i.e. in his strength and swiftness.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He does not
לֹ֤א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

delight
יֶחְפָּ֑ץ (yeḥ·pāṣ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2654: To incline to, to bend, to be pleased with, desire

in the strength
בִגְבוּרַ֣ת (ḇiḡ·ḇū·raṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 1369: Force, valor, victory

of the horse;
הַסּ֣וּס (has·sūs)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5483: A swallow, swift (type of bird)

He takes no
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

pleasure
יִרְצֶֽה׃ (yir·ṣeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7521: To be pleased with, to satisfy a, debt

in the legpower
בְשׁוֹקֵ֖י (ḇə·šō·w·qê)
Preposition-b | Noun - fdc
Strong's 7785: The, leg

of the man.
הָאִ֣ישׁ (hā·’îš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person


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