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Psalms 44

Psalms 44:1  
We have heard with our ears, God; our fathers have told us what work you did in their days, in the days of old.

Psalms 44:2  
You drove out the nations with your hand, but you planted them. You afflicted the peoples, but you spread them abroad.

Psalms 44:3  
For they didn’t get the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them; but your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, because you were favorable to them.

Psalms 44:4  
God, you are my King. Command victories for Jacob!

Psalms 44:5  
Through you, we will push down our adversaries. Through your name, we will tread down those who rise up against us.

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

Psalms 44:7  
But you have saved us from our adversaries, and have shamed those who hate us.

Psalms 44:8  
In God we have made our boast all day long. We will give thanks to your name forever. Selah.

Psalms 44:9  
But now you rejected us, and brought us to dishonor, and don’t go out with our armies.

Psalms 44:10  
You make us turn back from the adversary. Those who hate us take plunder for themselves.

Psalms 44:11  
You have made us like sheep for food, and have scattered us among the nations.

Psalms 44:12  
You sell your people for nothing, and have gained nothing from their sale.

Psalms 44:13  
You make us a reproach to our neighbors, a scoffing and a derision to those who are around us.

Psalms 44:14  
You make us a byword among the nations, a shaking of the head among the peoples.

Psalms 44:15  
All day long my dishonor is before me, and shame covers my face,

Psalms 44:16  
at the taunt of one who reproaches and verbally abuses, because of the enemy and the avenger.

Psalms 44:17  
All this has come on us, yet we haven’t forgotten you. We haven’t been false to your covenant.

Psalms 44:18  
Our heart has not turned back, neither have our steps strayed from your path,

Psalms 44:19  
though you have crushed us in the haunt of jackals, and covered us with the shadow of death.

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

Psalms 44:21  
won’t God search this out? For he knows the secrets of the heart.

Psalms 44:22  
Yes, for your sake we are killed all day long. We are regarded as sheep for the slaughter.

Psalms 44:23  
Wake up! Why do you sleep, Lord? Arise! Don’t reject us forever.

Psalms 44:24  
Why do you hide your face, and forget our affliction and our oppression?

Psalms 44:25  
For our soul is bowed down to the dust. Our body clings to the earth.

Psalms 44:26  
Rise up to help us. Redeem us for your loving kindness’ sake.


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