|Overview - Psalms 144|
|1||David blesses God for his mercy both to him and to man.|
|5||He prays that God would powerfully deliver him from his enemies.|
|9||He promises to praise God.|
|11||He prays for the happy state of the kingdom.|
Psalms 144:1 (King James Version)
Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:
- ) 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 Ps 18, in which the same ideas and form of expression occur,
- there can be no doubt of both having proceeded from the same pen, and that David was the author.* my strength Hebrew my rock.
- Psalms 18:2 Psalms 18:31 71:3 95:1 Deuteronomy 32:30 Deuteronomy 32:31 ; Isaiah 26:4 ; *marg:
- Isaiah 45:24
- 18:34 Psalms 44:3 Psalms 44:4 60:12 2 Samuel 22:35 ; 2 Corinthians 10:4 ; Ephesians 6:10 Ephesians 6:11
- to war
- or, to the war, etc.