Psalms 33:17

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

An horse is a vaine thing for safetie: neither shall he deliuer any by his great strength.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A horse is a false hope for victory; Nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A horse is a vain thing for safety; Neither doth he deliver any by his great power.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

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

A horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.
- Webster's Bible

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

A false thing [is] the horse for safety, And by the abundance of his strength He doth not deliver.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A horse is a vain thing for safety; neither doth it afford escape by its great strength.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 33:17


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.


Discussion for Psalms 33:17

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