Psalm 144:2
New International Version
He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.

New Living Translation
He is my loving ally and my fortress, my tower of safety, my rescuer. He is my shield, and I take refuge in him. He makes the nations submit to me.

English Standard Version
he is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.

Berean Study Bible
He is my loving devotion and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer. He is my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.

New American Standard Bible
My lovingkindness and my fortress, My stronghold and my deliverer, My shield and He in whom I take refuge, Who subdues my people under me.

King James Bible
My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.

Christian Standard Bible
He is my faithful love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer. He is my shield, and I take refuge in him; he subdues my people under me.

Contemporary English Version
You are my friend, my fortress, where I am safe. You are my shield, and you made me the ruler of our people.

Good News Translation
He is my protector and defender, my shelter and savior, in whom I trust for safety. He subdues the nations under me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He is my faithful love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer. He is my shield, and I take refuge in Him; He subdues my people under me.

International Standard Version
he is my gracious love and my fortress, my strong tower and my deliverer, my shield and the one in whom I find refuge, who subdues peoples under me.

NET Bible
who loves me and is my stronghold, my refuge and my deliverer, my shield and the one in whom I take shelter, who makes nations submit to me.

New Heart English Bible
my loving kindness, my fortress, my high tower, my deliverer, my shield, and he in whom I take refuge; who subdues peoples under me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The house of my refuge and my deliverer, my helper, upon whom I trust and he subdues the people under me!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
my merciful one, my fortress, my stronghold, and my savior, my shield, the one in whom I take refuge, and the one who brings people under my authority.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My lovingkindness, and my fortress, My high tower, and my deliverer; My shield, and He in whom I take refuge; Who subdueth my people under me.

New American Standard 1977
My lovingkindness and my fortress, My stronghold and my deliverer; My shield and He in whom I take refuge; Who subdues my people under me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My mercy and my fortress; my high tower and my deliverer; my shield and he in whom I trust, who subdues my people under me.

King James 2000 Bible
My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdues my people under me.

American King James Version
My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdues my people under me.

American Standard Version
My lovingkindness, and my fortress, My high tower, and my deliverer; My shield, and he in whom I take refuge; Who subdueth my people under me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
My mercy, and my refuge; my helper, and my deliverer; my protector, in whom I have trusted; who subdues my people under me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My mercy, and my refuge: my support, and my deliverer: My protector, and I have hoped in him: who subdueth my people under me.

Darby Bible Translation
My mercy and my fortress, my high tower and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I trust, who subdueth my people under me!

English Revised Version
My lovingkindness, and my fortress, my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.

Webster's Bible Translation
My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.

World English Bible
my loving kindness, my fortress, my high tower, my deliverer, my shield, and he in whom I take refuge; who subdues my people under me.

Young's Literal Translation
My kind one, and my bulwark, My tower, and my deliverer, My shield, and in whom I have trusted, Who is subduing my people under me!
Study Bible
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 loving devotion and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer. He is my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me. 3O LORD, what is man, that You regard him, the son of man that You think of him?…
Cross References
2 Samuel 22:48
the God who avenges me and brings down nations beneath me,

Psalm 3:3
But You, O LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the One who lifts my head.

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 18:39
You have armed me with strength for battle; You have subdued my foes beneath me.

Psalm 18:47
the God who avenges me and subdues nations beneath me,

Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart rejoices, and I will thank Him with my song.

Psalm 59:9
I will keep watch for You, O my strength; for You, O God, are my fortress.

Psalm 84:9
Behold our shield, O God, and look with favor on the face of Your anointed.

Psalm 91:2
I will say to the LORD, "You are my refuge and fortress, my God, in whom I trust."

Proverbs 18:10
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

Treasury of Scripture

My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdues my people under me.

my goodness.

2 Samuel 22:2,3,40-48
And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; …

Jeremiah 16:19
O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.

who subdueth

Psalm 18:47
It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.

Psalm 110:3
Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.







Lexicon
He is my loving devotion
חַסְדִּ֥י (ḥas·dî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty

and my fortress,
וּמְצוּדָתִי֮ (ū·mə·ṣū·ḏā·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4686: A net, capture, a fastness

my stronghold
מִשְׂגַּבִּ֪י (miś·gab·bî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4869: A secure height, retreat, stronghold

and my deliverer.
וּֽמְפַלְטִ֫י (ū·mə·p̄al·ṭî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6403: To slip out, escape, to deliver

He is my shield,
מָ֭גִנִּי (mā·ḡin·nî)
Noun - common singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4043: A shield, a protector, the scaly hide of the crocodile

in whom I take refuge,
חָסִ֑יתִי (ḥā·sî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2620: To flee for, protection, to confide in

who subdues
הָרוֹדֵ֖ד (hā·rō·w·ḏêḏ)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7286: To tread in pieces, to conquer, to overlay

peoples
עַמִּ֣י (‘am·mî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

under me.
תַחְתָּֽי׃ (ṯaḥ·tāy)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of
(2) My goodness´┐Ż--Or, my lovingkindness, or my grace, a shortened form of "God of my grace" (Psalm 59:10; Psalm 59:17). The expression is exactly analogous to the term" grace," applied to kings as the source of grace or mercy. For the other epithets, see Psalm 18:2.

Who subdueth.--Psalm 18:47; but the verb is different (cognate with 2Samuel 22:48), and here the singular, "my people," instead of "my peoples." Some MSS. indeed have the plural here, and the Syriac and Chaldee followed them, or changed to suit Psalms 18. If we had the historical incidents out of which the psalm sprung we might account for the change.

Verse 2. - My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust. The general resemblance to Psalm 18:2 is striking, but there are peculiar and original touches which indicate the author, not the copyist. For instance, the expression, "my goodness," occurs nowhere else. Who subdueth my people under me. Another reading gives, "Who subdueth peoples under me." Either reading suits the circumstances of David, who had to subdue a great portion of his own people under him (2 Samuel 2:8-31; 2 Samuel 3:6-21), and also conquered many foreign nations (2 Samuel 8:1-14). 144:1-8 When men become eminent for things as to which they have had few advantages, they should be more deeply sensible that God has been their Teacher. Happy those to whom the Lord gives that noblest victory, conquest and dominion over their own spirits. A prayer for further mercy is fitly begun with a thanksgiving for former mercy. There was a special power of God, inclining the people of Israel to be subject to David; it was typical of the bringing souls into subjection to the Lord Jesus. Man's days have little substance, considering how many thoughts and cares of a never-dying soul are employed about a poor dying body. Man's life is as a shadow that passes away. In their highest earthly exaltation, believers will recollect how mean, sinful, and vile they are in themselves; thus they will be preserved from self-importance and presumption. God's time to help his people is, when they are sinking, and all other helps fail.
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