New American Standard Bible
O give us help against the adversary, For deliverance by man is in vain.
King James Bible
Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
Darby Bible Translation
Give us help from trouble; for vain is man's deliverance.
World English Bible
Give us help against the adversary, for the help of man is vain.
Young's Literal Translation
Give to us help from adversity, And vain is the deliverance of man.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Give us help from trouble - From the troubles which have now come upon us and overwhelmed us.
For vain is the help of man - Margin, salvation. The idea is, that they would look in vain to man to assist them in their present difficulties. They must depend on God alone. What is here said of temporal troubles is true as absolutely in the matter of salvation. When we are burdened with the consciousness of guilt, and trembling under the apprehension of the wrath to come, it is not man that can aid us. Our help is in God alone. Man can neither guide, comfort, pardon, nor save; and in vain should we look to any man, or to all people, for aid. We must look to God alone: to God as the only one who can remove guilt from the soul; who can give peace to the troubled heart; who can deliver us - from condemnation and ruin.
LibraryDialogue i. --The Immutable.
Orthodoxos and Eranistes. Orth.--Better were it for us to agree and abide by the apostolic doctrine in its purity. But since, I know not how, you have broken the harmony, and are now offering us new doctrines, let us, if you please, with no kind of quarrel, investigate the truth. Eran.--We need no investigation, for we exactly hold the truth. Orth.--This is what every heretic supposes. Aye, even Jews and Pagans reckon that they are defending the doctrines of the truth; and so also do not only the …
Theodoret—The Ecclesiastical History of Theodoret
The king is not saved by a mighty army; A warrior is not delivered by great strength.
Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.
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