Psalm 44:6
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New International Version
I put no trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory;

New Living Translation
I do not trust in my bow; I do not count on my sword to save me.

English Standard Version
For not in my bow do I trust, nor can my sword save me.

New American Standard Bible
For I will not trust in my bow, Nor will my sword save me.

King James Bible
For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I do not trust in my bow, and my sword does not bring me victory.

International Standard Version
For I place no confidence in my bow, nor will my sword deliver me.

NET Bible
For I do not trust in my bow, and I do not prevail by my sword.

New Heart English Bible
For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because we have not trusted upon our bows, neither upon our armor, to save us.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I do not rely on my bow, and my sword will never save me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For I trust not in my bow, Neither can my sword save me.

New American Standard 1977
For I will not trust in my bow,
            Nor will my sword save me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.

King James 2000 Bible
For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.

American King James Version
For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.

American Standard Version
For I will not trust in my bow, Neither shall my sword save me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I will not trust in my bow : neither shall my sword save me.

Darby Bible Translation
For I will not put confidence in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.

English Revised Version
For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.

World English Bible
For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.

Young's Literal Translation
For, not in my bow do I trust, And my sword doth not save me.
Study Bible
Redeem Us
5Through You we will push back our adversaries; Through Your name we will trample down those who rise up against us. 6For I will not trust in my bow, Nor will my sword save me. 7But You have saved us from our adversaries, And You have put to shame those who hate us.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 17:47
and that all this assembly may know that the LORD does not deliver by sword or by spear; for the battle is the LORD'S and He will give you into our hands."

Psalm 33:16
The king is not saved by a mighty army; A warrior is not delivered by great strength.

Hosea 1:7
"But I will have compassion on the house of Judah and deliver them by the LORD their God, and will not deliver them by bow, sword, battle, horses or horsemen."
Treasury of Scripture

For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.

Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember …

Psalm 33:16,17 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man …

Hosea 1:7 But I will have mercy on the house of Judah, and will save them by …

Verse 6. - For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me (comp. ver. 3). My trust, i.e., shall not be in myself, but in thee. The sword and the bow were the ordinary weapons of Israel. For I will not trust in my bow,.... In any carnal weapon, in any creature help and assistance, or in an arm of flesh, but in the word of the Lord, and in his name; see Psalm 20:7;

neither shall my sword save me; that is, I will not ascribe salvation to it; the church's weapons are not carnal, but spiritual; not the sword of the civil magistrate, but the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; Christ's kingdom, being not of this world, is not supported and defended by worldly means, or carnal weapons. 6-8. God is not only our sole help, but only worthy of praise.44:1-8 Former experiences of God's power and goodness are strong supports to faith, and powerful pleas in prayer under present calamities. The many victories Israel obtained, were not by their own strength or merit, but by God's favour and free grace. The less praise this allows us, the more comfort it affords, that we may see all as coming from the favour of God. He fought for Israel, else they had fought in vain. This is applicable to the planting of the Christian church in the world, which was not by any human policy or power. Christ, by his Spirit, went forth conquering and to conquer; and he that planted a church for himself in the world, will support it by the same power and goodness. They trusted and triumphed in and through him. Let him that glories, glory in the Lord. But if they have the comfort of his name, let them give unto him the glory due unto it.
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