6 For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.

Other Translations of Psalm 44:6

New International Version

6 I put no trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory;

English Standard Version

6 For not in my bow do I trust, nor can my sword save me.

The Message

6 I don't trust in weapons; my sword won't save me -

New King James Version

6 For I will not trust in my bow, Nor shall my sword save me.

New Living Translation

6 I do not trust in my bow; I do not count on my sword to save me.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 44:6

Commentary on Psalm 44:1-8

(Read Psalm 44:1-8)

Former experiences of God's power and goodness are strong supports to faith, and powerful pleas in prayer under present calamities. The many victories Israel obtained, were not by their own strength or merit, but by God's favour and free grace. The less praise this allows us, the more comfort it affords, that we may see all as coming from the favour of God. He fought for Israel, else they had fought in vain. This is applicable to the planting of the Christian church in the world, which was not by any human policy or power. Christ, by his Spirit, went forth conquering and to conquer; and he that planted a church for himself in the world, will support it by the same power and goodness. They trusted and triumphed in and through him. Let him that glories, glory in the Lord. But if they have the comfort of his name, let them give unto him the glory due unto it.