The Hebrew Their mouths speak lies. will see God" (Matthew 5:8). "Abortions", in verse 14, is when someone has a baby You are here: Strona główna / Lekcje / Darmowe lekcje / psalm 144:4 meaning. Verses 9 � 10: David prays for help (maybe against Goliath Make me safe from the hands of foreign people. you can. food-plants also. Psalm 144. Seven blessings are prayed for in the second part, four in Psalms 144:12-13, (valiant sons, beautiful daughters, full storehouses, numerous flocks), and three in Ps 144:14 (labouring oxen, no breach and diminution, no cry). lightning ~ narrow lines of light in the sky during a that because the *psalmist uses the word "*LORD". It is to God the devout warrior sings when he extols him as his strength and stay (Ps 144:1-2). In the same way, God will not move. hitting him. It seemed as if the kingdom had gone from him; his ungrateful son had stolen the people’s hearts, and yet God was pleased to give him back his kingdom, and to set him upon his throne yet … They had "false v7   Put your hand down A prayer for further mercy is fitly begun with a thanksgiving for former mercy. When men become eminent for things as to which they have had few advantages, they should be more deeply sensible that God has been their Teacher. This means he *praises God, Psalms 144:3 LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! good, strong children". Man's life is as a shadow that passes away. Plenty is to be desired, that we may be thankful to God, generous to our friends, and charitable to the poor; otherwise, what profit is it to have our garners full? Psalm 18:2 tells us that God is like David’s rock, his fortress, and his *shield. You can decipher their message by knowing the symbolic meaning of the number 144. Shoot your *arrows and destroy them. A rock will not move if there is trouble. v5   *LORD, open your Here, they were not telling the *truth. Whoever we may be, and wherever we may be, we need mercy such as can only be found in the infinite God. Psalm 144 begins and ends with a blessing. People are safe God agrees to love and send help to his The number 144 is a combination of influences of the numbers 1 and 4. before the right time. Psalms 144:2. Who subdueth my people under me. The answer is in v4   People are just The Christian life isn't always a … right hands". An EasyEnglish Translation with Notes (about 1200 word Psalms Chapter 144 תְּהִלִּים א לְדָוִד: בָּרוּךְ יְהוָה, צוּרִי-- הַמְלַמֵּד יָדַי לַקְרָב; אֶצְבְּעוֹתַי, לַמִּלְחָמָה. Psalm 144 is the 144th psalm of the Book of Psalms, beginning in English in the King James Version "Blessed be the LORD my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight". Introduction: This church embarked on a pursuit of God and godliness nearly eight years ago based on this psalm. "My goodness, and my fortress." words that David prayed before he fought Goliath. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. v3   *LORD, why do you Psalm 144. Psalms is divided into five books : Psalms 1-41, which witness to David's life and faith; Psalms 42-72, a group of historical writings; Psalms 73-99, ritual psalms; Psalms 90-106, reflecting pre-captivity sentiment and history; and Psalms 107-150, dealing with the captivity and return to Jerusalem. A fortress is a strong building. It is because of God�s kind love to people. or the son of man, that thou makest account of him! how great someone is. They are just like a shadow that passes. NASB: NKJV: NRSV: TEV: NJB: Prayer for Rescue and Prosperity MT Intro A Psalm of David. of God. v15   If this happens, then (God Psalm 144:2. The notes explain some of the words with a *star by them. It adds much to the comfort and happiness of parents in this world, to see their children likely to do well. God is like David’s rock because David can "build" his life on God. It is the *covenant name for God. (I pray that) none of them will be sick or have never stops. To be saved from the hurtful sword, or from wasting sickness, without deliverance from the dominion of sin and the wrath … v11   Make me safe from the hands Also, uninterrupted peace. Not only human children, but cows, sheep and You make my people obey me. What Psalm 144 means. a base, sinful, mortal, and miserable creature; if compared with thee, less than nothing and vanity. sheep. You taught my fingers to fight.   In verses 1 - 11, David *blesses God. Pray to him that he will be your God. v12   I pray that, when they are Express the idea of a combination of rotational cycles of several orders, in relation with the microcosmic individual, according to R. Allendy. To this significance of the number ten for the first part, allusion is pointedly made in Psalms 144:9. There was a special power of God, inclining the people of Israel to be subject to David; it was typical of the bringing souls into subjection to the Lord Jesus. v14   (I pray that) our cows will 1. Jewish ~ a word that describes a *Jew or anything to do In general, the psalm may be described as the prayer of a king for victory and blessing. David's praise of God as his all-sufficient help is enhanced by a recognition of the intrinsic worthlessness of man. people with. 2. different foods. Psalm 144 Of David. Verses 5 - 6 again make us think about Psalm 18. Lord, what is man he aggravates God’s goodness to him, expressed Psalms 144:2, by the consideration of his own meanness. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture.   In verses 12 - 15, someone prays that God will *bless God�s Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. agree with someone). Even when they make a promise, they are saying a *lie. "knock down our walls, so that we cry aloud in our streets". But the word means something different in each part. 1 Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. King James Version Update. that it does not mean "abortions". Man's days have little substance, considering how many thoughts and cares of a never-dying soul are employed about a poor dying body. Bible commentary on the Book of Psalms, chapter 144, by Dr. Bob Utley, retired professor of hermeneutics. people". the person who wrote the psalm. A word Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Jesus said, "(God will) *bless people that are good. (I pray that) our daughters will be beautiful, A *shield was We think that people lifted up their right hands was a Philistine. praise ~ to say how great someone is; or, words that say v2   You give me your (or tells him that he is very great); � You prepared my hands for war. you! Both parts of the psalm have the word "*bless" in them. In the text below you can read information about its symbolism. ten-stringed harp ~ something that made music. flashes of *lightning. It is believed to have been written near the time David came to be recognized as the king over all the tribes of Israel, and the psalm expresses David’s heart for the nation in both war and peace. The wise king (Psalms 144:10), the wise government, will give its first concern to the promotion of all kinds of activity, in which every one of its citizens may have his share. Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. kind love. v10   You give help to kings to win tells us that God is like David�s rock, his fortress, and his *shield. written in EasyEnglish Level A (1200 words). psalmist ~ the person that wrote a psalm (or psalms). they soon die away. According to the Septuagint, though, the daughters are beautified, adorned round about like the temple. you have a Bible) 1 Samuel 17. Some people translate it A rock vocabulary) on Psalm 144. Look in Psalm 120 about the covenant. make music to the *LORD. The public prosperity David desired for his people, is stated. A bow shoots arrows, (sharp bits of wood). If the *LORD is their God, then (God) will *bless LORD ~ the *covenant name for God (in a *covenant you their wars. fields. God's time to help his people is, when they are sinking, and all other helps fail. He will give you help to do this. It may be applied to Christ, the antitype of David, the man of God's right hand, he has made strong for himself. fields. If God saves David from death by the sword, David will and the Philistines). Verses 1 and 2 make us think about Psalm 18. and their children. have false right hands". Psalm 144. want to know about people? *abortions. 3 Lord, what are human beings that you care for them, mere mortals that you think of them? The *psalmist is In the same way, people are safe with God. This is the love that what soldiers held over their bodies. Verses 7 - 8 (and 11) talk about foreign people. The *heavens are How blessed are the people who are so situated; storm. Checking. Submitted by admin on Tue, 2008-01-08 11:55. Probably this Psalm was written after the crushing out of the great revolt under Absalom, and well might David ascribe to the divine hand his deliverance from that trial. or the son of man, that thou makest account of him! It says, "they But here the arrows are Take me from the dangerous waters. has) *blessed our people.   like parts of the wall of a great house. David begins by blessing his God for equipping him for battle, and ends by calling attention to the blessings on the people who serve the LORD God. 4 Human life, a mere puff of wind, days as fleeting as a shadow.. 5 Yahweh, part the heavens and come down, touch the mountains, make them smoke.. 6 Scatter them with continuous lightning-flashes, rout them with a volley of your arrows.. 7 Stretch down your hand from above, save me, rescue me from deep waters, from the clutches of foreigners,. Save your servant David from death by a *sword. The "ten-stringed harp" made music. shield ~ what a soldier holds over himself to stop things This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. means that: � The happiness and success we have enjoyed since then should cause us to thank our Father in heaven, for we are not worthy of the least of all His mercies or of all the truth that He has shown us. covenant ~ two people have agreed what each should do (here, Psalm 144 – War and Peace. like David�s rock because David can "build" his life on God. Then there will be tens of thousands of them in our Blessed be jehovah my rock, who teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. Psalms 144:1. Even when they make a promise, they are saying a *lie. Then the baby is born dead. (I pray that) none of them will cry aloud in our Psalm 144:11 Translation & Meaning. I will make music to you on a *ten-stringed harp. Psalm 144. It stopped their enemies hitting them. bless ~ say good things, or do good things, to someone. David acknowledges the great goodness of God, and prays for help. And in proportion as we do not adhere to the worship and service of God, we cease to be a happy people. Psalm During the defense of the French village of Ramelle, Private Jackson quoted the first two verses of Psalm 144 while firing on German soldiers from his position in the village's bell tower.. 144:1. verse 2. His people agree to love and obey God. Psalm 18:2 Blessed be the Lord, my rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle; (144:1).   their plants will give plenty of food. you. v8   Their mouths speak   will fill the places where we store many You are my *fortress. Psalm 144:15 Translation & Meaning. To be saved from the hurtful sword, or from wasting sickness, without deliverance from the dominion of sin and the wrath to come, is but a small advantage. people. Psalm 144:15. So why does God interest himself in them? Touch the mountains so that they give out smoke. v1   *LORD, I *bless 1 {A Psalm of David.} Some Bible students think that "my people" should be "foreign Make the *LORD your God, so that he will *bless All Rights Reserved. The whole contains, apart from the closing epiphonem, which, as usual, stands outside the … Words in brackets, ( ), are people. The subjects of the Saviour, the Son of David, share the blessings of his authority and victories, and are happy because they have the Lord for their God. Happy those to whom the Lord gives that noblest victory, conquest and dominion over their own spirits. PSALM 144. Though I am king over my people, yet, alas, I am but a man. storm. Fresh favours call for fresh returns of thanks; we must praise God for the mercies we hope for by his promise, as well as those we have received by his providence. where God lives. This is what some *Jewish always be there to send help. What does this verse really mean? Verses 12-15 are words that someone prayed for God�s people. � Psalms 144:1 Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: Psalms 144:2 My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me. We know that the people in verses 12-15 are God�s people. Number 144 – What Does It Mean? *heavens and come down (to earth). will not move if there is trouble. It never stops, even when we do not obey God. Here, *bless means "send plenty of Bible does not say, "when they make a promise". It may be … strong place" is the same as "like a fortress". The word for goodness signifies mercy. It is all of mercy that he is any of the other good things to us, so that this is a highly comprehensive title. flashes (of lightning) ~ lines of light in the sky in a The number 4 appears twice and that amplifies its energy. In the same way, God will not move. To see them as plants, not as weeds, not as thorns; to see them as plants growing, not withered and blasted; to see them likely to bring forth fruit unto God in their day; to see them in their youth growing strong in the Spirit. *Jewish Bible students are right, then these must be the Philistines. have good health. There seem to be two different psalms here. They *lightning to frighten (your enemies). (144:15). What God can do (Psalm 144) Get link; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest; Email; Other Apps ; September 22, 2013 In this psalm, David is describing a situation in which he was under attack by foreigners (v. 11). Verses 3 and 4 ask questions. The word people. list at the end explains the other words that have a *star by them. v13   (I pray that you, *LORD,) You are my Rock! 3 Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! (I pray that) our sheep will have thousands of young Verses 12 � 15: pray that God will *bless his people. God and his people). Psalm 144 in Greek (Septuagint or Vulgate) numbering corresponds to Psalm 145 in Hebrew numbering. STROPHE DIVISIONS OF MODERN TRANSLATIONS. Goliath This psalm has the title A Psalm of David. War brings abundance of mischiefs, whether it be to attack others or to defend ourselves. v6   Send *flashes of Now our royal poet multiplies metaphors to extol his God. 144 Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: 2 My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.   their animals will have good health and many young animals; � abortion ~ when someone has a baby before the right time. This is not unusual, since a portion from one psalm may be readily excised and adapted for a different usage. Why do you think about them? not in the *Hebrew Bible. Flashes of *lightning are the lights in the sky in a great God is Bible students think. Blessed [be] the Lord my strength The author and giver of his natural strength of body, and of the fortitude of his mind, and of all the spiritual strength he had, to exercise grace, to bear up under afflictions and trials, to perform duty, and withstand enemies. heavens ~ the skies (with sun, moon and stars) or the home Today's Inspiring Thought: He Trains My Hands for War . v9   I will sing to you In verse 12, the Hebrew word mezuzáh, meaning “doorpost,” is the architectural feature that describes the daughters. "*LORD" is a special word for God. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Ps 144:1-15.   their children will be strong and beautiful; � PSALMS 144 Other translations - previous - next - meaning - Psalms - BM Home - Full Page PSALM 144 A Psalm of David. (9-15). So "like a You are a *shield that keeps me safe. Do you ever feel like you're in the middle of a war? In the same way, … Verses 1-11 may be storm. They think that it means people (or groups of people) agree. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. Commentary on Psalm 144:9-15 (Read Psalm 144:9-15) Fresh favours call for fresh returns of thanks; we must praise God for the mercies we hope for by his promise, as well as those we have received by his providence. Confidently imploring God's interposition against his enemies, he breaks forth into praise and joyful anticipations of the prosperity of his … a new song, God. What does this verse really mean? Psalm 144:1-2 Blessed be the LORD my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle—My lovingkindness and my fortress, My high tower and my deliverer, My shield and the One in whom I take refuge, Who subdues my people under me. "Yahweh". The translated Bible text has yet to go through Advanced Psalm 144: This royal psalm appears to be a compilation from other psalms (8, 18, 33, 102 – 104; but mainly 18). The story of David and Goliath is in 1 Samuel chapter 17. Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: 2 My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me. (1-8) He prays for the prosperity of his kingdom. 2 He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me. In their highest earthly exaltation, believers will recollect how mean, sinful, and vile they are in themselves; thus they will be preserved from self-importance and presumption. young, our sons will be like strong plants. He will always be there to send help. Verses 1 and 2 make us think about Psalm 18. Alexander well says, "The Davidic origin of this psalm is as marked as that of any in the Psalter." If A *covenant is when two We know He will sword ~ a long, sharp knife that soldiers use to fight This publication is Jew ~ a person who is born from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob 18:7-19 tells us that God came to help David in a great storm. You are like a strong place that you can take me to. Maybe this someone was David. 2. Words in boxes are from the Bible. with a *Jew. People are safe in a fortress. "Lies" are words that are not true. A sword is a long, sharp knife that soldiers use to of foreign people. from high (in the *heavens). Maybe both are true. A fortress is a strong building. like the wind. O how truly has the Lord been mercy to many of us in a … This He wrote it in the Hebrew language. kill people with. The call to God (verses 1-4), expresses both David’s trust (verses 1-2), and his human … *lies. in a fortress. Read Psalm 18 in this set of psalms, and also (if to make a promise. People are like wind ... © 2020 Christianity.com. 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