Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
Some boast in chariots and some in horses, But we will boast in the name of the LORD, our God.
Some nations boast of their armies and weapons, but we boast in the LORD our God.
See those people polishing their chariots, and those others grooming their horses? But we're making garlands for GOD our God.
Some put their faith in carriages and some in horses; but we will be strong in the name of the Lord our God.
Some take pride in chariots, and some in horses, but our pride is in the name of the LORD our God.
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
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1 tn Heb “these in chariots and these in horses.” No verb appears; perhaps the verb “invoke” is to be supplied from the following line. In this case the idea would be that some “invoke” (i.e., trust in) their military might for victory (cf. NEB “boast”; NIV “trust”; NRSV “take pride”). Verse 8 suggests that the “some/others” mentioned here are the nation’s enemies.
2 tn The grammatical construction (conjunction + pronominal subject) highlights the contrast between God’s faithful people and the others mentioned in the previous line.
3 tn Heb “we invoke the name of.” The Hiphil of זָכַר (zakhar), when combined with the phrase “in the name,” means “to invoke” (see Josh 23:7; Isa 48:1; Amos 6:10). By invoking the