New American Standard Bible
The strutting rooster, the male goat also, And a king when his army is with him.
King James Bible
A greyhound; an he goat also; and a king, against whom there is no rising up.
Darby Bible Translation
a horse girt in the loins; or the he-goat; and a king, against whom none can rise up.
World English Bible
the greyhound, the male goat also; and the king against whom there is no rising up.
Young's Literal Translation
A girt one of the loins, or a he-goat, And a king -- no rising up with him.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A greyhound - The Hebrew word occurs nowhere else in the Old Testament. The literal meaning is: "one with loins girded;" and some have referred this to the stripes of the zebra, others to the "war-horse" (compare Job 39:19, Job 39:25), as he is represented in the sculptures of Persepolis, with rich and stately trappings.
A king, against whom there is no rising up - i. e., A king irresistible. Others prefer, "a king in the midst of his people," and the sense, as giving a more vivid picture, is certainly more satisfactory.
LibraryParable of the Pharisee and Publican.
^C Luke XVIII. 9-14. ^c 9 And he spake also this parable unto certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and set all others at nought [It is commonly said that this parable teaches humility in prayer, but the preface and conclusion (see verse 14) show that it is indeed to set forth generally the difference between self-righteousness and humility, and that an occasion of prayer is chosen because it best illustrates the point which the Lord desired to teach. The parable shows that …
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel
Vehicles of Revelation; Scripture, the Church, Tradition.
Concerning the Scriptures.
The lion which is mighty among beasts And does not retreat before any,
If you have been foolish in exalting yourself Or if you have plotted evil, put your hand on your mouth.
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