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

New Living Translation
Praise the LORD, who is my rock. He trains my hands for war and gives my fingers skill for battle.

English Standard Version
Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle;

Berean Study Bible
Of David. Blessed be 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:

New King James Version
A Psalm of David. Blessed be the LORD my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle—

New American Standard Bible
A Psalm of David. Blessed be the LORD, my rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle;

NASB 1995
A Psalm of David. Blessed be the LORD, my rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle;

NASB 1977
Blessed be the LORD, my rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle;

Amplified Bible
A Psalm of David. Blessed be the LORD, my Rock and my great strength, Who trains my hands for war And my fingers for battle;

Christian Standard Bible
Of David. Blessed be the LORD, my rock who trains my hands for battle and my fingers for warfare.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Davidic. May the LORD, my rock, be praised, who trains my hands for battle and my fingers for warfare.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Blessed is LORD JEHOVAH who teaches my hands for war and my fingers for battle!

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

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

Good News Translation
Praise the LORD, my protector! He trains me for battle and prepares me for war.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[By David.] Thank the LORD, my rock, who trained my hands to fight and my fingers to do battle,

International Standard Version
Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for battle and my fingers for warfare,

JPS Tanakh 1917
[A Psalm] of David. Blessed be the LORD my Rock, Who traineth my hands for war, And my fingers for battle;

Literal Standard Version
BY DAVID. Blessed [is] YHWH my Rock, Who is teaching My hands for war, My fingers for battle.

NET Bible
By David. The LORD, my protector, deserves praise--the one who trains my hands for battle, and my fingers for war,

New Heart English Bible
[By David.] Blessed be the LORD, my Rock, who teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to battle:

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Blessed Be the LORD, My Rock
1Of David. Blessed be the LORD, my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. 2He is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer. He is my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.…

Cross References
Numbers 1:22
From the sons of Simeon, according to the records of their clans and families, counting one by one the names of every male twenty years of age or older who could serve in the army,

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.


Treasury of Scripture

Blessed be the LORD my strength which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

A Psalm of David.

my strength.

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, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower…

Psalm 71:3
Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.

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

teacheth

Psalm 18:34
He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine 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 thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them…

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

to war.









(1) Strength.--Rather, rock. Comp. Psalm 18:2; Psalm 18:46. LXX. and Vulg., "my God."

Which teacheth.--See Psalm 18:34. More literally,

"Who traineth my hands for war,

My fingers for fight."

Verse 1. - Blessed be the Lord my strength; or, "my rock" (comp. Psalm 18:2, 46; Psalm 31:3; Psalm 62:7, etc.). Which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight (comp. Psalm 18:34).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Of David.
לְדָוִ֨ד ׀ (lə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

Blessed
בָּ֘ר֤וּךְ (bā·rūḵ)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

[be] the LORD,
יְהוָ֨ה ׀ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

my rock,
צוּרִ֗י (ṣū·rî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6697: A cliff, a rock, boulder, a refuge, an edge

who trains
הַֽמְלַמֵּ֣ד (ham·lam·mêḏ)
Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3925: To exercise in, learn

my hands
יָדַ֣י (yā·ḏay)
Noun - fdc | first person common singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

for war,
לַקְרָ֑ב (laq·rāḇ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7128: Hostile encounter

my fingers
אֶ֝צְבְּעוֹתַ֗י (’eṣ·bə·‘ō·w·ṯay)
Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 676: Something to sieze with, a finger, a toe

for battle.
לַמִּלְחָמָֽה׃ (lam·mil·ḥā·māh)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4421: A battle, war


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