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

New Living Translation
He trains my hands for battle; he strengthens my arm to draw a bronze bow.

English Standard Version
He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

Berean Study Bible
He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

New American Standard Bible
He trains my hands for battle, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

New King James Version
He teaches my hands to make war, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

King James Bible
He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

Christian Standard Bible
He trains my hands for war; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

Contemporary English Version
You teach my hands to fight and my arms to use a bow of bronze.

Good News Translation
He trains me for battle, so that I can use the strongest bow.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He trains my hands for war; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

International Standard Version
who teaches my hands to make war, and my arms to bend a bronze bow.

NET Bible
He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend even the strongest bow.

New Heart English Bible
He teaches my hands to war, so that my arms bend a bow of bronze.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He teaches my hands to war and strengthens my arms like a brass bow.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He trains my hands for battle so that my arms can bend an [archer's] bow of bronze.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who traineth my hands for war, So that mine arms do bend a bow of brass.

New American Standard 1977
He trains my hands for battle, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

King James 2000 Bible
He teaches my hands to make war, so that a bow of bronze is bent by my arms.

American King James Version
He teaches my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by my arms.

American Standard Version
He teacheth my hands to war; So that mine arms do bend a bow of brass.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He instructs my hands for war: and thou hast made my arms as a brazen bow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who teacheth my hands to war: and thou hast made my arms like a brazen bow.

Darby Bible Translation
Who teacheth my hands to war, and mine arms bend a bow of brass;

English Revised Version
He teacheth my hands to war; so that mine arms do bend a bow of brass.

Webster's Bible Translation
He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by my arms.

World English Bible
He teaches my hands to war, so that my arms bend a bow of bronze.

Young's Literal Translation
Teaching my hands for battle, And a bow of brass was brought down by my arms.
Study Bible
The LORD is My Rock
33He makes my feet like those of a deer and stations me upon the heights. 34He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. 35You have given me Your shield of salvation; Your right hand upholds me, and Your gentleness exalts me.…
Cross References
Genesis 49:24
Yet he steadied his bow, and his strong arms were tempered by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob, in the name of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel,

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

Job 29:20
My glory is ever new within me, and my bow is renewed in my hand.

Psalm 144:1
Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.

Treasury of Scripture

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

teacheth

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

2 Samuel 22:36
Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy gentleness hath made me great.

Isaiah 28:6
And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.

so that

Psalm 46:9
He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.

Jeremiah 49:35
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.

Hosea 1:5
And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel.









Lexicon
He trains
מְלַמֵּ֣ד (mə·lam·mêḏ)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3925: To exercise in, learn

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

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

my arms
זְרוֹעֹתָֽי׃ (zə·rō·w·‘ō·ṯāy)
Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2220: The arm, the foreleg, force

can bend
וְֽנִחֲתָ֥ה (wə·ni·ḥă·ṯāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5181: To sink, descend, to press, lead down

a bow
קֶֽשֶׁת־ (qe·šeṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7198: A bow, for, shooting, the iris

of bronze.
נְ֝חוּשָׁ֗ה (nə·ḥū·šāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5154: Copper, bronze
(34) So that a bow.--Better, and mine arms bend a bow of copper. For the copper bow comp. Job 20:24. Nechushah, ??????, is certainly not steel, whether the custom of hardening iron was known to the Jews or not (see Jeremiah 15:12, and art. "Steel," in Smith's Biblical Dict.). The LXX. and Vulgate have, "thou hast made mine arms a bow of copper." For this test of strength we naturally compare the famous bow of Ulysses--

"So the great master drew the mighty bow,

And drew with ease."--Odyssey, POPE'S trans.

Verse 34. - He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms (comp. Psalm 144:1). "A bow of steel" is a mistranslation, since nechusha (נְחוּשָׁה) is not "steel," but "brass," or rather "bronze "-and bows of steel were unknown to the ancients. Compare the comment on Job 20:24 ('Homiletic Commentary,' p. 352).
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