Psalm 44
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1WE have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us what work thou hast wrought in their days, in the times of old;

2How thou didst destroy the Gentiles with thy hand, and established thy people; how thou didst vex the kingdoms, and strengthened thy people.

3For they inherited not the land by their sword, neither did their own arm save them; but thy right hand and thine arm and the light of thy countenance, because thou wast pleased with them.

4Thou art my King, O God; for thou commandest deliverances for Jacob.

5Through thee will we pierce our enemies; through thy name will we tread them under that hate us.

6For we trust not in our bows; neither on our armour to save us.

7But thou hast saved us from those who hate us, and hast put to shame our enemies.

8We glorify thee, O God, all the day long, and praise thy name for ever.

9But now thou hast forsaken us and put us to shame, and goest not forth with our armies:

10But thou makest us to be defeated; and our enemies have plundered us.

11Thou hast sold us like sheep appointed for meat; and hast scattered us among the Gentiles.

12Thou hast sold thy people as a bargain, and dost not profit by their exchange.

13Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.

14Thou makest us a byword among the Gentiles, a shaking of the head among the nations.

15All the day long my disgrace is before me, and the shame of my face has covered me,

16Because of the voice of him who reproaches and blasphemes; and because of the enemy that avenges.

17All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant.

18We have not turned back, neither have we swerved our steps from thy way;

19For thou hast humbled us a second time in the land, and covered us with the shadow of death.

20And yet we have not forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to stranger gods;

21God will look into this thing, for he knows the secrets of the heart.

22Yea, for thy sake are we killed every day; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.

23Awake and sleep not, O LORD; remember us and forsake us not.

24Turn not thy face from us, and forget not our humiliation and our oppression;

25For our soul is humbled down to the dust; our body touches the earth.

26Arise to help us; redeem us for thy mercies' sake.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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