Psalm 144:1
Parallel Verses
King James Version
A Psalm of David. Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
By David. Blessed is Jehovah my rock, who is teaching My hands for war, my fingers for battle.

Psalm 144:1 Parallel
Commentary
King James Translators' Notes

strength: Heb. rock

to war...: Heb. to the war, etc

Geneva Study Bible

A Psalm of David. Blessed be the LORD my strength, which {a} teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

(a) Who out of a poor shepherd has made a valiant warrior and mighty conqueror.Psalm 144:1 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Thankfulness for Mercies Received, a Necessary Duty
Numberless marks does man bear in his soul, that he is fallen and estranged from God; but nothing gives a greater proof thereof, than that backwardness, which every one finds within himself, to the duty of praise and thanksgiving. When God placed the first man in paradise, his soul no doubt was so filled with a sense of the riches of the divine love, that he was continually employing that breath of life, which the Almighty had not long before breathed into him, in blessing and magnifying that all-bountiful,
George Whitefield—Selected Sermons of George Whitefield

The Resemblance Between the Old Testament and the New.
1. Introduction, showing the necessity of proving the similarity of both dispensations in opposition to Servetus and the Anabaptists. 2. This similarity in general. Both covenants truly one, though differently administered. Three things in which they entirely agree. 3. First general similarity, or agreement--viz. that the Old Testament, equally with the New, extended its promises beyond the present life, and held out a sure hope of immortality. Reason for this resemblance. Objection answered. 4.
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

The Temple and Its Dedication
The long-cherished plan of David to erect a temple to the Lord, Solomon wisely carried out. For seven years Jerusalem was filled with busy workers engaged in leveling the chosen site, in building vast retaining walls, in laying broad foundations,--"great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones,"--in shaping the heavy timbers brought from the Lebanon forests, and in erecting the magnificent sanctuary. 1 Kings 5:17. Simultaneously with the preparation of wood and stone, to which task many thousands
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Letter Xl to Thomas, Prior of Beverley
To Thomas, Prior of Beverley This Thomas had taken the vows of the Cistercian Order at Clairvaux. As he showed hesitation, Bernard urges his tardy spirit to fulfil them. But the following letter will prove that it was a warning to deaf ears, where it relates the unhappy end of Thomas. In this letter Bernard sketches with a master's hand the whole scheme of salvation. Bernard to his beloved son Thomas, as being his son. 1. What is the good of words? An ardent spirit and a strong desire cannot express
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Psalms
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Numbers 1:22
Of the children of Simeon, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, those that were numbered of them, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

2 Samuel 22:35
He teacheth my hands to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

Psalm 18:34
He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

Jump to Previous
Battle Blessed David Fight Fighting Fingers Hands Praise Psalm Rock Strength Sword Teaches Teacheth Teaching Traineth Trains Use War
Jump to Next
Battle Blessed David Fight Fighting Fingers Hands Praise Psalm Rock Strength Sword Teaches Teacheth Teaching Traineth Trains Use War
Links
Psalm 144:1 NIV
Psalm 144:1 NLT
Psalm 144:1 ESV
Psalm 144:1 NASB
Psalm 144:1 KJV

Psalm 144:1 Bible Apps
Psalm 144:1 Biblia Paralela
Psalm 144:1 Chinese Bible
Psalm 144:1 French Bible
Psalm 144:1 German Bible

Psalm 144:1 Commentaries

Bible Hub
Psalm 143:12
Top of Page
Top of Page