From the Blue Letter Bible
New King James Version
|Psa 44:1||To the Chief Musician. A Contemplation[fn1] of the sons of Korah. We have heard with our ears, O God, Our fathers have told us, The deeds You did in their days, In days of old:|
|Psa 44:2||You drove out the nations with Your hand, But them You planted; You afflicted the peoples, and cast them out.|
|Psa 44:3||For they did not gain possession of the land by their own sword, Nor did their own arm save them; But it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your countenance, Because You favored them.|
|Psa 44:4||You are my King, O God;[fn2] Command[fn3] victories for Jacob.|
|Psa 44:5||Through You we will push down our enemies; Through Your name we will trample those who rise up against us.|
|Psa 44:6||For I will not trust in my bow, Nor shall my sword save me.|
|Psa 44:7||But You have saved us from our enemies, And have put to shame those who hated us.|
|Psa 44:8||In God we boast all day long, And praise Your name forever. Selah|
|Psa 44:9||But You have cast us off and put us to shame, And You do not go out with our armies.|
|Psa 44:10||You make us turn back from the enemy, And those who hate us have taken spoil for themselves.|
|Psa 44:11||You have given us up like sheep intended for food, And have scattered us among the nations.|
|Psa 44:12||You sell Your people for next to nothing, And are not enriched by selling them.|
|Psa 44:13||You make us a reproach to our neighbors, A scorn and a derision to those all around us.|
|Psa 44:14||You make us a byword among the nations, A shaking of the head among the peoples.|
|Psa 44:15||My dishonor is continually before me, And the shame of my face has covered me,|
|Psa 44:16||Because of the voice of him who reproaches and reviles, Because of the enemy and the avenger.|
|Psa 44:17||All this has come upon us; But we have not forgotten You, Nor have we dealt falsely with Your covenant.|
|Psa 44:18||Our heart has not turned back, Nor have our steps departed from Your way;|
|Psa 44:19||But You have severely broken us in the place of jackals, And covered us with the shadow of death.|
|Psa 44:20||If we had forgotten the name of our God, Or stretched out our hands to a foreign god,|
|Psa 44:21||Would not God search this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart.|
|Psa 44:22||Yet for Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.|
|Psa 44:23||Awake! Why do You sleep, O Lord? Arise! Do not cast us off forever.|
|Psa 44:24||Why do You hide Your face, And forget our affliction and our oppression?|
|Psa 44:25||For our soul is bowed down to the dust; Our body clings to the ground.|
|Psa 44:26||Arise for our help, And redeem us for Your mercies' sake.|
Following Masoretic Text and Targum; Septuagint and Vulgate read and my God.
Following Masoretic Text and Targum; Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate read Who commands.
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