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Psalms 144:1

    Psalms 144:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth 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

    Blessed be Jehovah my rock, 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' Notes 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.