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Psalms 33:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— A horse is a vain thing for safety; Neither doth he deliver any by his great power.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— An horse [is] a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver [any] by his great strength.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— A horse is a false hope for victory; Nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— A horse [is] a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver [any] by his great strength.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The horse is a vain thing for safety; neither doth he deliver by his great power.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A deception, is the horse, for victory, and, by his great strength, shall he not deliver.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A false thing [is] the horse for safety, And by the abundance of his strength He doth not deliver.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Vain is the horse for safety: neither shall he be saved by the abundance of his strength.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— An horse [is] a vaine thing for safetie: neither shall he deliuer [any] by his great strength.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— A horse is vain for safety; neither shall he be delivered by the greatness of his power.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— An horse [is] a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver [any] by his great strength.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
An horse 5483
{5483} Prime
From an unused root meaning to skip (properly for joy); a horse (as leaping); also a swallow (from its rapid flight).
[is] a vain thing 8267
{8267} Prime
From H8266; an untruth; by implication a sham (often adverbially).
for safety: 8668
{8668} Prime
From H7768 in the sense of H3467; rescue (literally or figuratively, personal, national or spiritual).
neither x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
shall he deliver 4422
{4422} Prime
A primitive root; properly to be smooth, that is, (by implication) to escape (as if by slipperiness); causatively to release or rescue; specifically to bring forth young, emit sparks.
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
[any] by his great 7230
{7230} Prime
From H7231; abundance (in any respect).
strength. 2428
{2428} Prime
From H2342; probably a force, whether of men, means or other resources; an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 33:12-19.

Psalms 33:16-17

_ _ Men’s usual reliances in their greatest exigencies are, in themselves, useless.

Psalms 33:17

_ _ On the war horse (compare Job 39:19-25).

_ _ a vain thing — a lie, which deceives us.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 33:12-22.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
An horse:

Psalms 20:7 Some [trust] in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
Judges 4:15 And the LORD discomfited Sisera, and all [his] chariots, and all [his] host, with the edge of the sword before Barak; so that Sisera lighted down off [his] chariot, and fled away on his feet.
2 Kings 7:6-7 For the Lord had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, [even] the noise of a great host: and they said one to another, Lo, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us. ... Wherefore they arose and fled in the twilight, and left their tents, and their horses, and their asses, even the camp as it [was], and fled for their life.
Proverbs 21:31 The horse [is] prepared against the day of battle: but safety [is] of the LORD.
Ecclesiastes 9:11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race [is] not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
Isaiah 30:16 But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.
Hosea 14:3 Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, [Ye are] our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.

his great:

Psalms 147:10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.
Job 39:19-25 Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? ... He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
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