Compare Translations for Psalm 144:1

Psalm 144:1 ASV
Blessed be Jehovah my rock, Who teacheth my hands to war, [And] my fingers to fight:
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Psalm 144:1 CEB
Bless the LORD, my rock, who taught my hands how to fight, who taught my fingers how to do battle!
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Psalm 144:1 CJB
By David: Blessed be ADONAI, my rock, who trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle.
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Psalm 144:1 RHE
(143-1) Blessed be the Lord my God, who teacheth my hands to fight, and my fingers to war.
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Psalm 144:1 ESV
Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle;
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Psalm 144:1 GW
Thank the LORD, my rock, who trained my hands to fight and my fingers to do battle,
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Psalm 144:1 GNT
Praise the Lord, my protector! He trains me for battle and prepares me for war.
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Psalm 144:1 HNV
<> Blessed be the LORD, my rock, Who teaches my hands to war, And my fingers to battle:
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Psalm 144:1 CSB
May the Lord my rock be praised, who trains my hands for battle and my fingers for warfare.
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Psalm 144:1 KJV
Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:
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Psalm 144:1 LEB
Blessed be Yahweh, my rock, the one who trains my hands for battle, my fingers for war--
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Psalm 144:1 NAS
Blessed be the LORD, my rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle;
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Psalm 144:1 NCV
Praise the Lord, my Rock, who trains me for war, who trains me for battle.
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Psalm 144:1 NIRV
Give praise to the Lord. He is my rock. He trains my hands for war. He trains my fingers for battle.
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Psalm 144:1 NIV
Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.
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Psalm 144:1 NKJV
A Psalm of David. Blessed be the Lord my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle--
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Psalm 144:1 NLT
A psalm of David. Bless the LORD, who is my rock. He gives me strength for war and skill for battle.
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Psalm 144:1 NRS
Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle;
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Psalm 144:1 RSV
A Psalm of David. Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle;
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Psalm 144:1 DBY
{[A Psalm] of David.} Blessed be Jehovah my rock, who teacheth my hands to war, my fingers to fight;
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Psalm 144:1 MSG
Blessed be God, my mountain, who trains me to fight fair and well.
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Psalm 144:1 WBT
[A Psalm] of David. Blessed [be] the LORD my strength, who teacheth my hands to war, [and] my fingers to fight;
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Psalm 144:1 TNIV
Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.
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Psalm 144:1 WEB
<> Blessed be Yahweh, my rock, Who teaches my hands to war, And my fingers to battle:
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Psalm 144:1 WYC
A psalm of David. Blessed be my Lord God, that teacheth mine hands to war; and my fingers to battle. (A song of David. Blessed be the Lord my God, who traineth my hands for war; and my fingers for battle.)
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Psalm 144:1 YLT
By David. Blessed [is] Jehovah my rock, who is teaching My hands for war, my fingers for battle.
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Psalms 144 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 144

David acknowledges the great goodness of God, and prays for help. (1-8) He prays for the prosperity of his kingdom. (9-15)

Verses 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.

Verses 9-15 Fresh favours call for fresh returns of thanks; we must praise God for the mercies we hope for by his promise, as well as those we have received by his providence. To be saved from the hurtful sword, or from wasting sickness, without deliverance from the dominion of sin and the wrath to come, is but a small advantage. The public prosperity David desired for his people, is stated. It adds much to the comfort and happiness of parents in this world, to see their children likely to do well. To see them as plants, not as weeds, not as thorns; to see them as plants growing, not withered and blasted; to see them likely to bring forth fruit unto God in their day; to see them in their youth growing strong in the Spirit. Plenty is to be desired, that we may be thankful to God, generous to our friends, and charitable to the poor; otherwise, what profit is it to have our garners full? Also, uninterrupted peace. War brings abundance of mischiefs, whether it be to attack others or to defend ourselves. And in proportion as we do not adhere to the worship and service of God, we cease to be a happy people. The subjects of the Saviour, the Son of David, share the blessings of his authority and victories, and are happy because they have the Lord for their God.

Psalms 144 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 144

Psalms 144:1-15 . David's praise of God as his all-sufficient help is enhanced by a recognition of the intrinsic worthlessness of man. Confidently imploring God's interposition against his enemies, he breaks forth into praise and joyful anticipations of the prosperity of his kingdom, when freed from vain and wicked men.