Psalm 144:1 {143:1}
Good News Translation
Praise the LORD, my protector! He trains me for battle and prepares me for war.

Contemporary English Version
I praise you, LORD! You are my mighty rock, and you teach me how to fight my battles.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed be the Lord my God, who teacheth my hands to fight, and my fingers to war.

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Blessed be the Lord my God, who teacheth my hands to fight, and my fingers to war.

A Psalm of David.

Psalm 18. in which the same ideas and forms of expression occur, there can be no doubt of both having proceeded from the same pen, and that David was the author.

my strength.

Psalm 18:2,31 The Lord is my firmament, my refuge, and my deliverer. My God is my helper, and in him will I put my trust. My protector, and the horn of my salvation, and my support. . . .

Psalm 71:3 Be thou unto me a God, a protector, and a place of strength: that thou mayst make me safe. For thou art my firmament and my refuge.

Psalm 95:1 Come let us praise the Lord with joy: let us joyfully sing to God our saviour.

Deuteronomy 32:30,31 How should one pursue after a thousand, and two chase ten thousand? Was it not, because their God had sold them, and the Lord had shut them up? . . .

Isaiah 26:4 You have hoped in the Lord for evermore, in the Lord God mighty for ever.

Isaiah 45:24 For every knee shall be bowed to me, and every tongue shall swear.

teacheth

Psalm 18:34 Who teacheth my hands to war: and thou hast made my arms like a brazen bow.

Psalm 44:3,4 Thy hand destroyed the Gentiles, and thou plantedst them: thou didst afflict the people and cast them out. . . .

Psalm 60:12 Through God we shall do mightily: and he shall bring to nothing them that afflict us.

2 Samuel 22:35 He teacheth my hands to war: and maketh my arms like a bow of brass.

2 Corinthians 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty to God, unto the pulling down of fortifications, destroying counsels,

Ephesians 6:10,11 Finally, brethren, be strengthened in the Lord and in the might of his power. . . .

to war.

Context
Blessed Be the LORD, My Rock
1Blessed be the Lord my God, who teacheth my hands to fight, and my fingers to war.2My mercy, and my refuge: my support, and my deliverer: My protector, and I have hoped in him: who subdueth my people under me.…
Cross References
Numbers 1:22
Of the sons of Simeon by their generations and families, and houses of their kindreds, were reckoned up by the names and heads of every one, all that were of the male sex, from twenty years old and upward, that were able to go forth to war,

2 Samuel 22:35
He teacheth my hands to war: and maketh my arms like a bow of brass.

Psalm 18:2
The Lord is my firmament, my refuge, and my deliverer. My God is my helper, and in him will I put my trust. My protector, and the horn of my salvation, and my support.

Psalm 18:34
Who teacheth my hands to war: and thou hast made my arms like a brazen bow.

Additional Translations
Of David. Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.Blessed be the LORD my strength which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

Blessed be Jehovah my rock, Who teacheth my hands to war, And my fingers to fight:

A Psalm of David concerning Goliad. Blessed be the Lord my God, who instructs my hands for battle, and my fingers for war.

{[A Psalm] of David.} Blessed be Jehovah my rock, who teacheth my hands to war, my fingers to fight;

A Psalm off David. Blessed be the LORD my rock, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

A Psalm of David. Blessed be the LORD my strength, who teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight;

Blessed be Yahweh, my rock, who teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to battle:

By David. Blessed is Jehovah my rock, who is teaching My hands for war, my fingers for battle.
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