Psalm 44
International Standard VersionNew American Standard Bible 1995
1God, we heard it with our ears; our ancestors told us about what you did in their day— a long time ago.1For the choir director. A Maskil of the sons of Korah. O God, we have heard with our ears, Our fathers have told us The work that 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.2You with Your own hand drove out the nations; Then You planted them; You afflicted the peoples, Then You spread them abroad.
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 by their own sword they did not possess the land, And their own arm did not save them, But Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your presence, For You favored them.
4You are my king, God, command victories for Jacob.4You are my King, O God; Command 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 will push back our adversaries; Through Your name we will trample down those who rise up against us.
6For I place no confidence in my bow, nor will my sword deliver me.6For I will not trust in my bow, Nor will my sword save me.
7For you delivered us from our oppressors and put to shame those who hate us.7But You have saved us from our adversaries, And You have put to shame those who hate us.
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 we will give thanks to Your name forever. Selah.
9However, you cast us off and made us ashamed! You did not even march with our armies!9Yet You have rejected us and brought us to dishonor, And do not go out with our armies.
10You made us retreat from our oppressors. Our enemies ransacked us.10You cause us to turn back from the adversary; And those who hate us have taken spoil for themselves.
11You handed us over to be slaughtered like sheep and you scattered us among the nations.11You give us as sheep to be eaten And have scattered us among the nations.
12You sold out your people for nothing, and made no profit at that price.12You sell Your people cheaply, And have not profited by their sale.
13You made us a laughing stock to our neighbors, a source of mockery and derision to those around us.13You make us a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and a derision to those around us.
14You made us an object lesson among the nations; people shake their heads at us. 14You make 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 dishonor is before me And my humiliation has overwhelmed me,
16because of the voice of the one who mocks and reviles, because of the enemy and the avenger.16Because of the voice of him who reproaches and reviles, Because of the presence of the enemy and the avenger.
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, but we have not forgotten You, And we have not dealt falsely with Your covenant.
18Our hearts have not turned away; our steps have not swerved from your path.18Our heart has not turned back, And our steps have not deviated from Your way,
19Nevertheless, you crushed us in the lair of jackals, and covered us in deep darkness. 19Yet You have crushed us in a place of jackals And covered us with the shadow of death.
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 extended our hands to a strange god,
21wouldn't God find out since he knows the secrets of the heart?21Would not God find this out? For 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.22But for Your sake we are killed 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!23Arouse Yourself, why do You sleep, O Lord? Awake, 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 our oppression?
25For we have collapsed in the dust; our bodies cling to the ground.25For our soul has sunk down into the dust; Our body cleaves to the earth.
26Arise! Deliver us! Redeem us according to your gracious love!26Rise up, be our help, And redeem us for the sake of Your lovingkindness.
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