New American Standard Bible
He trains my hands for battle, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
King James Bible
He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
Darby Bible Translation
Who teacheth my hands to war, and mine arms bend a bow of brass;
World English Bible
He teaches my hands to war, so that my arms bend a bow of bronze.
Young's Literal Translation
Teaching my hands for battle, And a bow of brass was brought down by my arms.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He teacheth my hands to war - Compare Psalm 144:1. The skill which David had in the use of the bow, the sword, or the spear - all of which depends on the hands - he ascribes entirely to God.
So that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms - This is mentioned as an instance of extraordinary strength, as if he were able to break a bow made of metal. The original word rendered steel means properly brass. Wood was doubtless first used in constructing the bow, but metals came afterward to be employed, and brass would naturally be used before the manufacture of steel was discovered. Rosenmuller in loc.
LibraryConviction of Weakness.
The soul in the state of abandonment can abstain from justifying itself by word or deed. The divine action justifies it. This order of the divine will is the solid and firm rock on which the submissive soul reposes, sheltered from change and tempest. It is continually present under the veil of crosses, and of the most ordinary actions. Behind this veil the hand of God is hidden to sustain and to support those who abandon themselves entirely to Him. From the time that a soul becomes firmly established …
Jean-Pierre de Caussade—Abandonment to Divine Providence
The King --Continued.
In the Present Crusade against the Bible and the Faith of Christian Men...
Twenty-Third Lesson Bear Fruit, that the Father May Give what Ye Ask;'
But his bow remained firm, And his arms were agile, From the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob (From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel),
2 Samuel 22:35
"He trains my hands for battle, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
My glory is ever new with me, And my bow is renewed in my hand.'
A Psalm of David. Blessed be the LORD, my rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle;
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