Psalm 33:16
New International Version
No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength.

New Living Translation
The best-equipped army cannot save a king, nor is great strength enough to save a warrior.

English Standard Version
The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.

Berean Study Bible
No king is saved by his vast army; no warrior is delivered by his great strength.

King James Bible
There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.

New King James Version
No king is saved by the multitude of an army; A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.

New American Standard Bible
The king is not saved by a mighty army; A warrior is not rescued by great strength.

NASB 1995
The king is not saved by a mighty army; A warrior is not delivered by great strength.

NASB 1977
The king is not saved by a mighty army; A warrior is not delivered by great strength.

Amplified Bible
The king is not saved by the great size of his army; A warrior is not rescued by his great strength.

Christian Standard Bible
A king is not saved by a large army; a warrior will not be rescued by great strength.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A king is not saved by a large army; a warrior will not be delivered by great strength.

American Standard Version
There is no king saved by the multitude of a host: A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A King is not saved by a multitude of an army, neither is a mighty man delivered by the multitude of his power.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A king is not saved by reason of a great host; and a giant shall not be delivered by the greatness of his strength.

Contemporary English Version
Mighty armies alone cannot win wars for a king; great strength by itself cannot keep a soldier safe.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The king is not saved by a great army: nor shall the giant be saved by his own great strength.

Good News Translation
A king does not win because of his powerful army; a soldier does not triumph because of his strength.

International Standard Version
A king is not saved by a large army; a mighty soldier is not delivered by his great strength.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A king is not saved by the multitude of a host; A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.

Literal Standard Version
The king is not saved by the multitude of a force. A mighty man is not delivered, By abundance of power.

New American Bible
A king is not saved by a great army, nor a warrior delivered by great strength.

NET Bible
No king is delivered by his vast army; a warrior is not saved by his great might.

New Revised Standard Version
A king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.

New Heart English Bible
There is no king saved by the multitude of an army. A mighty man is not delivered by great 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Praise to the Creator
15He shapes the hearts of each; He considers all their works. 16No king is saved by his vast army; no warrior is delivered by his great strength. 17A horse is a vain hope for salvation; even its great strength cannot save.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 2:9
He guards the steps of His faithful ones, but the wicked perish in darkness; for by his own strength shall no man prevail.

Psalm 44:6
For I do not trust in my bow, nor does my sword save me.

Psalm 60:11
Give us aid against the enemy, for the help of man is worthless.

Jeremiah 48:14
How can you say, 'We are warriors, mighty men ready for battle'?

Hosea 10:13
You have plowed wickedness and reaped injustice; you have eaten the fruit of lies. Because you have trusted in your own way and in the multitude of your mighty men,

Amos 2:14
Escape will fail the swift, the strong will not prevail by his strength, and the mighty will not save his life.


Treasury of Scripture

There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.

no king

Psalm 44:3,6,7
For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them…

Exodus 14:17,18,28
And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen…

Joshua 11:4-8
And they went out, they and all their hosts with them, much people, even as the sand that is upon the sea shore in multitude, with horses and chariots very many…

mighty

Joshua 14:12
Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the LORD will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the LORD said.

1 Samuel 17:4,45-49
And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span…

2 Samuel 21:16-22
And Ishbibenob, which was of the sons of the giant, the weight of whose spear weighed three hundred shekels of brass in weight, he being girded with a new sword, thought to have slain David…











(16) There is no king.--Better, The king doth not triumph by the greatness of his force.

Verse 16. - There is no king saved by the multitude of an host; literally, the king is not saved by the greatness of his host. The article, however, is used generically, as it is with "horse" in the next verse, so that the translation of the Authorized Version gives the true sense. (For illustration of the sentiment, see 2 Chronicles 14:11; 1 Macc. 3:19.) A mighty man is not delivered by much strength (comp. 1 Samuel 17:47).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
No
אֵֽין־ (’ên-)
Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

king
הַ֭מֶּלֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

is saved
נוֹשָׁ֣ע (nō·wō·šā‘)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3467: To be open, wide, free, to be safe, to free, succor

by his vast
בְּרָב־ (bə·rāḇ-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7230: Multitude, abundance, greatness

army;
חָ֑יִל (ḥā·yil)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2428: A force, an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength

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

warrior
גִּ֝בּ֗וֹר (gib·bō·wr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 1368: Powerful, warrior, tyrant

is delivered
יִנָּצֵ֥ל (yin·nā·ṣêl)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5337: To strip, plunder, deliver oneself, be delivered, snatch away, deliver

by his great
בְּרָב־ (bə·rāḇ-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7230: Multitude, abundance, greatness

strength.
כֹּֽחַ׃ (kō·aḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)


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