|The horse is made ready for the day of battle, |
but victory rests with the LORD.
|The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD. |
|The horse is prepared for the day of battle, |
But victory belongs to the LORD.
|Proverbs 21:31 |
This is not a condemnation of adequate preparation but rather of reliance on it for victory, instead of on the Lord (cf. Ezra 8:22; Ps. 20:7; Is. 31:1-3; Hos. 1:7).
MacArthur, J. J. (1997, c1997). The MacArthur Study Bible (electronic ed.) (Pr 21:31). Nashville: Word Pub.