Psalms 44:6

6 For not in 1my bow do I trust, nor can my sword save me.

Psalms 44:6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 44:6

For I will not trust in my bow
In any carnal weapon, in any creature help and assistance, or in an arm of flesh, but in the word of the Lord, and in his name; see ( Psalms 20:7 ) ;

neither shall my sword save me;
that is, I will not ascribe salvation to it; the church's weapons are not carnal, but spiritual; not the sword of the civil magistrate, but the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; Christ's kingdom, being not of this world, is not supported and defended by worldly means, or carnal weapons.

Psalms 44:6 In-Context

4 You are my King, O God; ordain salvation for Jacob!
5 Through you we push down our foes; through your name we tread down those who rise up against us.
6 For not in my bow do I trust, nor can my sword save me.
7 But you have saved us from our foes and have put to shame those who hate us.
8 In God we have boasted continually, and we will give thanks to your name forever. Selah

Cross References 1

  • 1. [Psalms 33:16; 1 Samuel 17:47]
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