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Judges 5:22

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— “Then the horses’ hoofs beat From the dashing, the dashing of his valiant steeds.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— Then were the horsehoofs broken by the means of the pransings, the pransings of their mighty ones.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— Then did the horsehoofs stamp by reason of the pransings, the pransings of their strong ones.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Then did the horsehoofs stamp By reason of the prancings, the prancings of their strong ones.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Then were the horse's hoofs broken by the means of the prancings, the prancings of their mighty ones.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Then did the horse-hoofs clatter with the coursings, The coursings of their steeds.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then, stamped hoofs of horses, With the gallopings, gallopings of his mighty steeds.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Then broken were the horse-heels, By pransings—pransings of its mighty ones.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The hoofs of the horses were broken whilst the stoutest of the enemies fled amain, and fell headlong down.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— Then were the horsehooues broken with the oft beating together of their mightie men.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Then were the horse hoofes broken, by the meanes of the pransings, the pransings of their mightie ones.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— Then the hoofs of his horses fell down, were broken because of the prancing of his mighty ones.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— When the hoofs of the horse were entangled, his mighty ones earnestly hasted
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Then were the horsehoofs broken by the means of the pransings, the pransings of their mighty ones.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Then x227
(0227) Complement
A demonstrative adverb; at that time or place; also as a conjugation, therefore.
were the horsehoofs 6119
{6119} Prime
From H6117; a heel (as protuberant); hence a track; figuratively the rear (of an army). (lier in wait is by mistake for H6120.).
{5483} Prime
From an unused root meaning to skip (properly for joy); a horse (as leaping); also a swallow (from its rapid flight).
broken 1986
{1986} Prime
A primitive root; to strike down; by implication to hammer, stamp, conquer, disband.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
by the means of the pransings, 1726
{1726} Prime
By reduplication from H1725; a gallop.
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
the pransings 1726
{1726} Prime
By reduplication from H1725; a gallop.
of their mighty ones. 47
{0047} Prime
For H0046.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Judges 5:19-22.

Judges 5:22

_ _ Then were the horse hoofs broken by the means of the prancings — Anciently, as in many parts of the East still, horses were not shod. The breaking of the hoofs denotes the hot haste and heavy irregular tramp of the routed foe.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Judges 5:12-23.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Judges 5:22

Horses hoofs — Their horses, in which they put most confidence, had their hoofs, which are their support and strength, broken, either by dreadful hail — stones, or rather, by their swift and violent running over the stony grounds, when they fled with all possible speed from God and from Israel. Pransings — Or because of their fierce or swift courses. Mighty ones — Of their strong and valiant riders, who forced their horses to run away as fast as they could.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Anciently, horses were not shod; nor are they at the present day in some parts of the East. The flight was so rapid that the hoofs of their horses were splintered and broken by the roughness of the roads; in consequence of which they became lame, and could not carry off their riders.
Psalms 20:7 Some [trust] in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
Psalms 33:17 An horse [is] a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver [any] by his great strength.
Psalms 147:10-11 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. ... The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.
Isaiah 5:28 Whose arrows [are] sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses' hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind:
Jeremiah 47:4 Because of the day that cometh to spoil all the Philistines, [and] to cut off from Tyrus and Zidon every helper that remaineth: for the LORD will spoil the Philistines, the remnant of the country of Caphtor.
Micah 4:13 Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.

or, tramplings, or, plungings

mighty ones:
Or, as Dr. Waterland renders, "mighty horses," or "strong steeds," as Dr. Kennicott, i.e., their war-horses, which gives great energy to the text, and renders it perfectly intelligible.
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Ps 20:7; 33:17; 147:10. Is 5:28. Jr 47:4. Mi 4:13.

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