Psalm 44
Brenton's Septuagint Translation Par ▾ 

Redeem Us, O God

1(43:1) For the end, a Psalm for instruction, for the sons of Core. O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us, the work which thou wroughtest in their days, in the days of old.

2(43:2) Thine hand utterly destroyed the heathen, and thou didst plant them: thou didst afflict the nations, and cast them out.

3(43:3) For they inherited not the land by their own sword, and their own arm did not deliver them; but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou wert well pleased in them.

4(43:4) Thou art indeed my King and my God, who commandest deliverances for Jacob.

5(43:5) In thee will we push down our enemies, and in thy name will we bring to nought them that rise up against us.

6(43:6) For I will not trust in my bow, and my sword shall not save me.

7(43:7) For thou hast saved us from them that afflicted us, and hast put to shame them that hated us.

8(43:8) In God will we make our boast all the day, and to thy name will we give thanks for ever. Pause.

9(43:9) But now thou hast cast off, and put us to shame; and thou wilt not go forth with our hosts.

10(43:10) Thou hast turned us back before our enemies; and they that hated us spoiled for themselves.

11(43:11) Thou madest us as sheep for meat; and thou scatteredst us among the nations.

12(43:12) Thou hast sold thy people without price, and there was no profit by their exchange.

13(43:13) Thou hast made us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision them that are round about us.

14(43:14) Thou hast made us a proverb among the Gentiles, a shaking of the head among the nations.

15(43:15) All the day my shame is before me, and the confusion of my face has covered me,

16(43:16) because of the voice of the slanderer and reviler; because of the enemy and avenger.

17(43:17) All these things are come upon us: but we have not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt unrighteously in thy covenant.

18(43:18) And our heart has not gone back; but thou hast turned aside our paths from thy way.

19(43:19) For thou hast laid us low in a place of affliction, and the shadow of death has covered us.

20(43:20) If we have forgotten the name of our God, and if we have spread out our hands to a strange god; shall not God search these things out?

21(43:21) for he knows the secrets of the heart.

22(43:22) For, for thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for slaughter.

23(43:23) Awake, wherefore sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, and do not cast us off for ever.

24(43:24) Wherefore turnest thou thy face away, and forgettest our poverty and our affliction?

25(43:25) For our soul has been brought down to the dust; our belly has cleaved to the earth.

26(43:26) Arise, O Lord, help us, and redeem us for thy name's sake.

The English translation of The Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee Brenton (1851)

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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