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Judges 5:22

    Judges 5:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then were the horsehoofs broken by the means of the pransings, the pransings of their mighty ones.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then were the horse hoofs broken by the means of the prancings, the prancings of their mighty ones.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then did the horsehoofs stamp By reason of the prancings, the prancings of their strong ones.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then loudly the feet of the horses were sounding with the stamping, the stamping of their war-horses.

    Webster's Revision

    Then did the horsehoofs stamp By reason of the prancings, the prancings of their strong ones.

    World English Bible

    Then the horse hoofs stamped because of the prancings, the prancings of their strong ones.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then did the horsehoofs stamp by reason of the pransings, the pransings of their strong ones.

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 5:22

    Then were the horsehoofs broken - In very ancient times horses were not shod; nor are they to the present day in several parts of the East. Sisera had iron chariots when his hosts were routed; the horses that drew these, being strongly urged on by those who drove them, had their hoofs broken by the roughness of the roads; in consequence of which they became lame, and could not carry off their riders. This is marked as one cause of their disaster.

    Barnes' Notes on Judges 5:22

    Probably an allusion to the frantic efforts of the chariot-horses to disengage themselves from the morass (Judges 4:15 note).

    Mighty ones - Applied to bulls Psalm 22:12 and horses Jeremiah 8:16; Jeremiah 47:3; Jeremiah 50:11; elsewhere, as probably here, to men.

    Wesley's Notes on Judges 5:22

    5:22 Horses hoofs - Their horses, in which they put most confidence, had their hoofs, which are their support and strength, broken, either by dreadful hail - stones, or rather, by their swift and violent running over the stony grounds, when they fled with all possible speed from God and from Israel. Pransings - Or because of their fierce or swift courses. Mighty ones - Of their strong and valiant riders, who forced their horses to run away as fast as they could.