Psalm 33:17 {32:17}
Good News Translation
War horses are useless for victory; their great strength cannot save.

Contemporary English Version
In war the strength of a horse cannot be trusted to take you to safety.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Vain is the horse for safety: neither shall he be saved by the abundance of his strength.

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Vain is the horse for safety: neither shall he be saved by the abundance of his strength.

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

Judges 4:15 And the Lord struck a terror into Sisara, and all his chariots, and all his multitude, with the edge of the sword, at the sight of Barac; insomuch, that Sisara leaping down from off his chariot, fled away on foot,

2 Kings 7:6,7 For the Lord had made them hear, in the camp of Syria, the noise of chariots, and of horses, and of a very great army: and they said one to another: Behold, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hethites, and of the Egyptians; and they are come upon us. . . .

Proverbs 21:31 The horse is prepared for the day of battle: but the Lord giveth safety.

Ecclesiastes 9:11 I turned me to another thing, and I saw that under the sun, the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the learned, nor favour to the skilful: but time and chance in all.

Isaiah 30:16 But have said: No, but we will flee to horses: therefore shall you flee. And we will mount upon swift ones: therefore shall they be swifter that shall pursue after you.

Hosea 14:3 Assyria shall not save us, we will not ride upon horses, neither will we say any more: The works of our hands are our gods: for thou wilt have mercy on the fatherless that is in thee.

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Psalm 147:10 He shall not delight in the strength of the horse: nor take pleasure in the legs of a man.

Job 39:19-25 Wilt thou give strength to the horse or clothe his neck with neighing? . . .

Context
Praise to the Creator
16The king is not saved by a great army: nor shall the giant be saved by his own great strength. 17Vain is the horse for safety: neither shall he be saved by the abundance of his strength.18Behold the eyes of the Lord are on them that fear him: and on them that hope in his mercy.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 2:9
He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; because no man shall prevail by his own strength.

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

Psalm 147:10
He shall not delight in the strength of the horse: nor take pleasure in the legs of a man.

Proverbs 21:31
The horse is prepared for the day of battle: but the Lord giveth safety.

Isaiah 31:1
Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help, trusting in horses, and putting their confidence in chariots, because they are many: and in horsemen, because they are very strong: and have not trusted in the Holy One of Israel, and have not sought after the Lord.

Hosea 14:3
Assyria shall not save us, we will not ride upon horses, neither will we say any more: The works of our hands are our gods: for thou wilt have mercy on the fatherless that is in thee.

Additional Translations
A horse is a vain hope for salvation; even its great strength cannot save.An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.

A horse is a vain thing for safety; Neither doth he deliver any by his great power.

A horse is vain for safety; neither shall he be delivered by the greatness of his power.

The horse is a vain thing for safety; neither doth he deliver by his great power.

An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great power.

A horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.

A horse is a vain thing for safety, neither does he deliver any by his great power.

A false thing is the horse for safety, And by the abundance of his strength He doth not deliver.
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