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:

PROVERBS 10:1-22:16
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 
Devotional Commentary] 

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]