New Living Translation
Don't count on your warhorse to give you victory--for all its strength, it cannot save you.
King James Bible
An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.
Darby Bible Translation
The horse is a vain thing for safety; neither doth he deliver by his great power.
World English Bible
A horse is a vain thing for safety, neither does he deliver any by his great power.
Young's Literal Translation
A false thing is the horse for safety, And by the abundance of his strength He doth not deliver.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
33:17 An horse - Though he be strong and fit for battle, or for flight, if need requires. And so this is put for all warlike provisions. Vain things - Heb. a lie; because it promises that help and safety which it cannot give.
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1 Samuel 2:9
"He will protect his faithful ones, but the wicked will disappear in darkness. No one will succeed by strength alone.
Some nations boast of their chariots and horses, but we boast in the name of the LORD our God.
He takes no pleasure in the strength of a horse or in human might.
The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the LORD.
What sorrow awaits those who look to Egypt for help, trusting their horses, chariots, and charioteers and depending on the strength of human armies instead of looking to the LORD, the Holy One of Israel.
Assyria cannot save us, nor can our warhorses. Never again will we say to the idols we have made, You are our gods.' No, in you alone do the orphans find mercy."
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