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Psalms 44

Psalms 44:1  
To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, Maschil. We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old.

Psalms 44:2  
How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out.

Psalms 44:3  
For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.

Psalms 44:4  
Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.

Psalms 44:5  
Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.

Psalms 44:6  
For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.

Psalms 44:7  
But thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to shame that hated us.

Psalms 44:8  
In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah.

Psalms 44:9  
But thou hast cast off, and put us to shame; and goest not forth with our armies.

Psalms 44:10  
Thou makest us to turn back from the enemy: and they which hate us spoil for themselves.

Psalms 44:11  
Thou hast given us like sheep appointed for meat; and hast scattered us among the heathen.

Psalms 44:12  
Thou sellest thy people for nought, and dost not increase thy wealth by their price.

Psalms 44:13  
Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.

Psalms 44:14  
Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.

Psalms 44:15  
My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me,

Psalms 44:16  
For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy and avenger.

Psalms 44:17  
All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant.

Psalms 44:18  
Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way;

Psalms 44:19  
Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.

Psalms 44:20  
If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;

Psalms 44:21  
Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

Psalms 44:22  
Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.

Psalms 44:23  
Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.

Psalms 44:24  
Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?

Psalms 44:25  
For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth.

Psalms 44:26  
Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies' sake.


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