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Proverbs 21:31

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21:31 A horse is prepared for the day of battle,

but the victory is from the Lord. 1 

Psalms 57:7

Context

57:7 I am determined, 2  O God! I am determined!

I will sing and praise you!

1 tn Heb “of the Lord.” The victory being “of the Lord” means that it is accomplished by him. Ultimate success comes from the Lord and not from human efforts. The faithful have acknowledged this down through the ages, even though they have been responsible and have prepared for the wars. Without this belief there would have been no prayer on the eve of battle (e.g., Ps 20:7 and 33:17).

2 tn Or perhaps “confident”; Heb “my heart is steadfast.” The “heart” is viewed here as the seat of the psalmist’s volition and/or emotions.



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