Psalm 144:1-6 CSB

A King's Prayer

Davidic.

1 May the Lord my rock be praised, who trains my hands for battle and my fingers for warfare.

References for Psalms 144:1

      2 He is my faithful love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer. He is my shield, and I take refuge in Him;a He subdues my peopleb under me.

      References for Psalms 144:2

        • a 144:2 - Ps 18:2; 71:1-3; 2 Sm 22:2-3
        • b 144:2 - Other Hb mss, DSS, Aq, Syr, Tg, Jer read subdues peoples; Ps 18:47; 2 Sm 22:48
          3 Lord, what is man, that You care for him, the son of man, that You think of him?c

          References for Psalms 144:3

              4 Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.
              5 Lord, part Your heavens and come down.d Touch the mountains, and they will smoke.e

              References for Psalms 144:5

                • d 144:5 - Ps 18:9-10; 2 Sm 22:10
                • e 144:5 - Ps 104:32
                  6 Flash [Your] lightning and scatter the foe;f shoot Your arrows and rout them.

                  References for Psalms 144:6

                    • f 144:6 - Lit scatter them