Psalm 44:6
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English Standard Version
For not in my bow do I trust, nor can my sword save me.

King James Bible
For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.

American Standard Version
For I will not trust in my bow, Neither shall my sword save me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I will not trust in my bow : neither shall my sword save me.

English Revised Version
For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The poet, in anticipation, revels in the thought of that which he has prayed for, and calls upon his timorous soul to hope confidently for it. The cohortatives in Psalm 43:4 are, as in Psalm 39:14 and frequently, an apodosis to the petition. The poet knows no joy like that which proceeds from God, and the joy which proceeds from Him he accounts as the very highest; hence he calls God אל שׂמחת גּילי, and therefore he knows no higher aim for his longing than again to be where the fountainhead of this exultant joy is (Hosea 9:5), and where it flows forth in streams (Psalm 36:9). Removed back thither, he will give thanks to Him with the cithern (Beth instrum.). He calls Him אלהים אלהי, an expression which, in the Elohim-Psalms, is equivalent to יהוה אלהי in the Jahve-Psalms. The hope expressed in Psalm 43:4 casts its rays into the prayer in Psalm 43:3. In Psalm 43:5, the spirit having taken courage in God, holds this picture drawn by hope before the distressed soul, that she may therewith comfort herself. Instead of wthmy, Psalm 42:6, the expression here used, as in Psalm 42:12, is וּמה־תּהמי. Variations like these are not opposed to a unity of authorship.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

Psalm 33:16,17 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength...

Hosea 1:7 But I will have mercy on the house of Judah, and will save them by the LORD their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword...

Cross References
1 Samuel 17:47
and that all this assembly may know that the LORD saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the LORD's, and he will give you into our hand."

Psalm 33:16
The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.

Hosea 1:7
But I will have mercy on the house of Judah, and I will save them by the LORD their God. I will not save them by bow or by sword or by war or by horses or by horsemen."

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