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Psalm 44 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Former Deliverances and Present Troubles.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:1 - For the choir director. A [fn]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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:2 - You with Your own hand drove out the nations;
Then You planted them;
You afflicted the peoples,
Then You spread them abroad.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:3 - For 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:4 - You are my King, O God;
Command [fn]victories for Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:5 - Through You we will push back our adversaries;
Through Your name we will trample down those who rise up against us.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:6 - For I will not trust in my bow,
Nor will my sword save me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:7 - But You have saved us from our adversaries,
And You have put to shame those who hate us.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:8 - In God we have boasted all day long,
And we will give thanks to Your name forever. [fn]Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:9 - Yet You have rejected us and brought us to dishonor,
And do not go out with our armies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:10 - You cause us to turn back from the adversary;
And those who hate us have taken spoil for themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:11 - You give us as sheep [fn]to be eaten
And have scattered us among the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:12 - You sell Your people [fn]cheaply,
And have not [fn]profited by their sale.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:13 - You make us a reproach to our neighbors,
A scoffing and a derision to those around us.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:14 - You make us a byword among the nations,
A [fn]laughingstock among the peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:15 - All day long my dishonor is before me
And [fn]my humiliation has overwhelmed me,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:16 - Because of the voice of him who reproaches and reviles,
Because of the presence of the enemy and the avenger.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:17 - All this has come upon us, but we have not forgotten You,
And we have not dealt falsely with Your covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:18 - Our heart has not turned back,
And our steps have not deviated from Your way,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:19 - Yet You have crushed us in a place of jackals
And covered us with the shadow of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:20 - If we had forgotten the name of our God
Or extended our [fn]hands to a strange god,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:21 - Would not God find this out?
For He knows the secrets of the heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:22 - But for Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:23 - Arouse Yourself, why do You sleep, O Lord?
Awake, do not reject us forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:24 - Why do You hide Your face
And forget our affliction and our oppression?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:25 - For our soul has sunk down into the dust;
Our body cleaves to the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:26 - Rise up, be our help,
And redeem us for the sake of Your lovingkindness.
NASB95 Footnotes
Possibly Contemplative, or Didactic, or Skillful Psalm
Literally: salvation
Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
Literally: for food
Literally: for no wealth
Or, set a high price on them
Literally: shaking of the head
Literally: the shame of my face has covered me
Literally: palms

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