Psalm 144:1
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New International Version
Of David. Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.

King James Bible
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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Teacheth my hands to war - To use sword, battle-axe, or spear.

And my fingers to fight - To use the bow and arrows, and the sling.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

A Psalm of David. Calmet and others think that this Psalm was composed by David after the death of Absalom; and from a collation of it with

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. Heb. my rock

Psalm 18:2,31 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler...

Psalm 71:3 Be you my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: you have given commandment to save me...

Psalm 95:1 O come, let us sing to the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

Deuteronomy 32:30,31 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up...

Isaiah 26:4 Trust you in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:

Isaiah 45:24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come...

teacheth

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

Psalm 44:3,4 For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but your right hand, and your arm...

Psalm 60:12 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.

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

2 Corinthians 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

Ephesians 6:10,11 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might...

to war. or, to the war, etc.

Library
Sermons on Selected Lessons of the Gospels.
Adoption, a sonship higher than that of nature, [482]255; frequently mentioned in Holy Scripture, [483]255, [484]256; the term of ancient use among the Jews, [485]256; "raising up seed to brother," [486]256; used by St. Paul to express the mystery of our adoption in Christ, [487]256. Adversary, to be agreed with and delivered from, [488]442; not so Satan, [489]442; the Law our, so long as we our own, [490]443; must agree with, by obedience, and so made no longer adversary, [491]443. Affliction, blessing
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

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

Cross References
Numbers 1:22
From the descendants of Simeon: All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were counted and listed by name, one by one, according to the records of their clans and families.

2 Samuel 22:35
He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 18:34
He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

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