Psalms 144 :1

Psalms 144 :1 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

Blessed be the LORD my strength which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

American King James Version (AKJV)

Blessed be the LORD my strength which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

American Standard Version (ASV)

Blessed be Jehovah my rock, Who teacheth my hands to war, And my fingers to fight:

Basic English Translation (BBE)

<A Psalm. Of David.> Praise be to the God of my strength, teaching my hands the use of the sword, and my fingers the art of fighting:

Webster's Revision

A Psalm of David. Blessed be the LORD my strength, who teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight;

World English Bible

Blessed be Yahweh, my rock, who teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to battle:

English Revised Version (ERV)

A Psalm off David. Blessed be the LORD my rock, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

Definitions for Psalms 144 :1

Blessed - Happy.

Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 144 :1

Teacheth my hands to war - To use sword, battle-axe, or spear.

And my fingers to fight - To use the bow and arrows, and the sling.

Barnes's Commentary on Psalms 144 :1

Blessed be the Lord my strength - Margin, as in Hebrew, "my rock." See the notes at Psalm 18:46, where the same expression occurs in the Hebrew.

Which teacheth my hands to war - Hebrew, "To the war." See the notes at Psalm 18:34. The Hebrew is not precisely alike, but the sense is the same.

And my fingers to fight - Hebrew, my fingers to the fight. That is, he teaches my fingers so that I can skillfully use them in battle. Probably the immediate reference here is to the use of the bow - placing the arrow, and drawing the string.

Wesley's Commentary on Psalms 144 :1

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