Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

It is vain to trust in a horse for deliverance, even with its great strength, it cannot deliver.

New American Standard Bible

A horse is a false hope for victory; Nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

The horse is a false hope for safety;
it provides no escape by its great power.

A Conservative Version

A horse is a vain thing for safety, nor does he deliver any by his great power.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

A horse is devoid of value for victory; neither does he deliver any by his great power.

Bible in Basic English

A horse is a false hope; his great power will not make any man free from danger.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

The horse was false to salvation, and he shall not deliver by the multitude of his strength.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

The horse [is] a false hope for victory, nor can it save by the greatness of its power.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A horse is counted but a vain thing to save a man; neither shall he deliver any man by his great strength.

NET Bible

A horse disappoints those who trust in it for victory; despite its great strength, it cannot deliver.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

A deception, is the horse, for victory, and, by his great strength, shall he not deliver.

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
An horse
סס סוּס 
Cuwc 
Usage: 140

is a vain thing
שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

תּשׁעה תּשׁוּעה 
T@shuw`ah 
Usage: 34

מלט 
Malat 
Usage: 95

References

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Praise To Yahweh For His Character And Creation

16 A king is not saved by a large army; a mighty soldier is not delivered by his great strength. 17 It is vain to trust in a horse for deliverance, even with its great strength, it cannot deliver. 18 Indeed, the LORD watches those who fear him; those who trust in his gracious love


Cross References

Psalm 20:7

Some boast in chariots, others in horses; but we will boast in the name of the LORD our God.

Proverbs 21:31

The horse may be prepared for the day of battle, but to the LORD goes the victory.

Psalm 147:10

He takes no delight in the strength of a horse, and gains no pleasure in the runner's swiftness.

Judges 4:15

and the LORD threw Sisera, all the chariots, and his entire army into a panic right in front of Barak. Then Sisera abandoned his chariot and escaped on foot

2 Kings 7:6-7

The LORD had made the Aramean army hear the sounds of chariots, horses, and a large army, so they told one another, "Look! The king of Israel has hired the kings of the Hittites and the Egyptians to come attack us!"

Job 39:19-25

Do you instill the horse with strength? Do you clothe its neck with a mane?

Ecclesiastes 9:11

I considered and observed on earth the following: The race doesn't go to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor food to the wise, nor wealth to the smart, nor recognition to the skilled. Instead, timing and circumstances meet them all.

Isaiah 30:16

Instead, you said, "No! We'll escape on horses!' Therefore, you'll flee away. And you said, "We'll ride off on swift steeds!' Therefore your pursuers will be swift.

Hosea 14:3

Assyria won't save us; we won't be riding on horses, Nor will we be saying anymore to the work of our hands, "You are our God." Indeed, in you the orphan finds mercy.'

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