Psalm 44
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1God, we heard it with our ears; our ancestors told us about what you did in their day— a long time ago.1For the choirmaster. A Maskil of the sons of Korah. We have heard with our ears, O God; our fathers have told us the work You did in their days, in the days of old.
2With your hand you expelled the nations and established our ancestors. You afflicted nations and cast them out.2With Your hand You drove out the nations and planted our fathers there; You crushed the peoples and cast them out.
3It was not with their sword that they inherited the land, nor did their own arm deliver them. But it was by your power, your strength, and by the light of your face; because you were pleased with them.3For it was not by their sword that they took the land; their arm did not bring them victory. It was by Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your face, because You favored them.
4You are my king, God, command victories for Jacob.4You are my King, O God, who ordains victories for Jacob.
5Through you we will knock down our oppressors; through your name we will tread down those who rise up against us.5Through You we repel our foes; through Your name we trample our enemies.
6For I place no confidence in my bow, nor will my sword deliver me.6For I do not trust in my bow, nor does my sword save me.
7For you delivered us from our oppressors and put to shame those who hate us.7For You save us from our enemies; You put those who hate us to shame.
8We will praise God all day long; and to your name we will give thanks forever. Interlude8In God we have boasted all day long, and Your name we will praise forever. Selah
9However, you cast us off and made us ashamed! You did not even march with our armies!9But You have rejected and humbled us; You no longer go forth with our armies.
10You made us retreat from our oppressors. Our enemies ransacked us.10You have made us retreat from the foe, and those who hate us have plundered us.
11You handed us over to be slaughtered like sheep and you scattered us among the nations.11You have given us up as sheep to be devoured; You have scattered us among the nations.
12You sold out your people for nothing, and made no profit at that price.12You sell Your people for nothing; no profit do You gain from their sale.
13You made us a laughing stock to our neighbors, a source of mockery and derision to those around us.13You have made us a reproach to our neighbors, a mockery and derision to those around us.
14You made us an object lesson among the nations; people shake their heads at us. 14You have made us a byword among the nations, a laughingstock among the peoples.
15My dishonor tortures me continuously; the shame on my face overwhelms me15All day long my disgrace is before me, and shame has covered my face,
16because of the voice of the one who mocks and reviles, because of the enemy and the avenger.16at the voice of the scorner and reviler, because of the enemy, bent on revenge.
17All this came upon us, yet we did not forsake you, and we have not dealt falsely with your covenant;17All this has come upon us, though we have not forgotten You or betrayed Your covenant.
18Our hearts have not turned away; our steps have not swerved from your path.18Our hearts have not turned back; our steps have not strayed from Your path.
19Nevertheless, you crushed us in the lair of jackals, and covered us in deep darkness. 19But You have crushed us in the lair of jackals; You have covered us with deepest darkness.
20If we had forgotten the name of our God or lifted our hands to a foreign god,20If we had forgotten the name of our God or spread out our hands to a foreign god,
21wouldn't God find out since he knows the secrets of the heart?21would not God have discovered, since He knows the secrets of the heart?
22For your sake we are being killed all day long. We are thought of as sheep to be slaughtered.22Yet for Your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.
23Wake up! Why are you asleep, Lord? Get up! Don't cast us off forever!23Wake up, O Lord! Why are You sleeping? Arise! Do not reject us forever.
24Why are you hiding your face? Why are you ignoring our affliction and oppression?24Why do You hide Your face and forget our affliction and oppression?
25For we have collapsed in the dust; our bodies cling to the ground.25For our soul has sunk to the dust; our bodies cling to the earth.
26Arise! Deliver us! Redeem us according to your gracious love!26Rise up; be our help! Redeem us on account of Your loving devotion.
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Psalm 43
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