Proverbs 21:31 - Victory Is In Jesus!
Proverbs 21:31: Victory Is In Jesus!
CONTENT; What's in the verse; Translations; Paraphrase; Word
Proverbs 21:31 (KJV) The horse is prepared against the day of
battle: but safety is of the LORD.
Proverbs 21:31 (NLT) The horses are prepared for battle, but the
victory belongs to the LORD.
Proverbs 21:31 (AMP) The horse is prepared for the day of
battle, but deliverance and victory are of the Lord.
Proverbs 21:31 (CWR) You can make all the right preparations for
battle, but the Lord is the One who gives the victory.
CONTEXT; What's around the verse; Overview; Topic:
The pithy sayings of Proverbs apply to moderns as well as to the
Israelite of the ancient East. Billy Graham once said he read a psalm each
morning to enrich relationship with God, and a chapter of Proverbs each
evening to guide his dealings with his fellowmen. [The 365-Day
The Proverbs of Solomon (10:1-22:16)
The major collection attributed to Solomon (10:1-22:16)
On Life and Conduct
CROSS REFERENCES; What's in verses elsewhere.
1 Samuel 17:47 (KJV) And all this assembly shall know that the
Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord's,
and he will give you into our hands.
Psalm 20:7 (KJV) Some trust in chariots, and some in horses:
but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.
Psalm 3:8 (KJV) Salvation belongeth unto the Lord: thy blessing
is upon thy people. Selah.
Psalm 68:20 (KJV) He that is our God is the God of salvation;
and unto God the Lord belong the issues from death.
1 Cor. 15:57 (KJV) But thanks be to God, which giveth us the
victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
COMMENTARY / APPLICATION: Moving From The Head To The Heart
What is God teaching here? What does it teach about Jesus?
However well men may prepare for war, or any other great
enterprise, victory or success is of the Lord. [SDA Commentary]
A soldier can do all within his ability to prepare for battle,
but in the end no preparation can override God's power. Victory is
in God's hands. [Nelson SB]
This proverb refers to preparing for battle. All our preparation
for any task is useless without God. But even with God's help we
still must do our part and prepare. His control of the outcome does
not negate our responsibilities. God may want you to produce a great
book, but you must learn to write. God may want to use you in foreign
missions, but you must learn the language. God will accomplish his
purposes, and he will be able to use you if you have done your part by
being well prepared. [Life Application SB]
Do not fight against the Lord, and, if you want victory, do not
fight without Him. [Ryrie SB]