David blesseth God for his mercy both to him and to man.
Psalms 144:1 By David. Blessed [is] Jehovah my rock, who is teaching My hands for war, my fingers for battle. Psalms 144:2 My kind one, and my bulwark, My tower, and my deliverer, My shield, and in whom I have trusted, Who is subduing my people under me! Psalms 144:3 Jehovah, what [is] man that Thou knowest him? Son of man, that Thou esteemest him? Psalms 144:4 Man to vanity hath been like, His days [are] as a shadow passing by.
He prayeth that God would powerfully deliver him from his enemies.
Psalms 144:5 Jehovah, incline Thy heavens and come down, Strike against mountains, and they smoke. Psalms 144:6 Send forth lightning, and scatter them, Send forth Thine arrows, and trouble them, Psalms 144:7 Send forth Thy hand from on high, Free me, and deliver me from many waters, From the hand of sons of a stranger, Psalms 144:8 Because their mouth hath spoken vanity, And their right hand [is] a right hand of falsehood.
He promiseth to praise God.
Psalms 144:9 O God, a new song I sing to Thee, On a psaltery of ten strings I sing praise to Thee. Psalms 144:10 Who is giving deliverance to kings, Who is freeing David His servant from the sword of evil.
He prayeth for the happy state of the kingdom.
Psalms 144:11 Free me, and deliver me From the hand of sons of a stranger, Because their mouth hath spoken vanity, And their right hand [is] a right hand of falsehood, Psalms 144:12 Because our sons [are] as plants, Becoming great in their youth, Our daughters as hewn stones, Polishedthe likeness of a palace, Psalms 144:13 Our garners [are] full, bringing out from kind to kind, Our flocks are bringing forth thousands, Ten thousands in our out-places, Psalms 144:14 Our oxen are carrying, there is no breach, And there is no outgoing, And there is no crying in our broad places. Psalms 144:15 O the happiness of the people that is thus, O the happiness of the people whose God [is] Jehovah!