Psalm 144:1
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New American Standard Bible
A Psalm of David. Blessed be the LORD, my rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle;

King James Bible
A Psalm of David. Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

Darby Bible Translation
{A Psalm of David.} Blessed be Jehovah my rock, who teacheth my hands to war, my fingers to fight;

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

Young's Literal Translation
By David. Blessed is Jehovah my rock, who is teaching My hands for war, my fingers for battle.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

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.

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Thankfulness for Mercies Received, a Necessary Duty
Numberless marks does man bear in his soul, that he is fallen and estranged from God; but nothing gives a greater proof thereof, than that backwardness, which every one finds within himself, to the duty of praise and thanksgiving. When God placed the first man in paradise, his soul no doubt was so filled with a sense of the riches of the divine love, that he was continually employing that breath of life, which the Almighty had not long before breathed into him, in blessing and magnifying that all-bountiful,
George Whitefield—Selected Sermons of George Whitefield

The Knowledge of God Conspicuous in the Creation, and Continual Government of the World.
1. The invisible and incomprehensible essence of God, to a certain extent, made visible in his works. 2. This declared by the first class of works--viz. the admirable motions of the heavens and the earth, the symmetry of the human body, and the connection of its parts; in short, the various objects which are presented to every eye. 3. This more especially manifested in the structure of the human body. 4. The shameful ingratitude of disregarding God, who, in such a variety of ways, is manifested within
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Cross References
Numbers 1:22
Of the sons of Simeon, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers' households, their numbered men, according to the number of names, head by head, every male from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,

2 Samuel 22:35
"He trains my hands for battle, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 18:34
He trains my hands for battle, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

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