Psalms 44 (asv)

Psalms 44 (asv)

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Maschil.

44:1We have heard with our ears, O God,

Our fathers have told us,

What work thou didst in their days,

In the days of old.

44:2Thou didst drive out the nations with thy hand;

But them thou didst plant:

Thou didst afflict the peoples;

But them thou didst spread abroad.

44:3For they gat 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 wast favorable unto them.

44:4Thou art my King, O God:

Command deliverance for Jacob.

44:5Through thee will we push down our adversaries:

Through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.

44:6For I will not trust in my bow,

Neither shall my sword save me.

44:7But thou hast saved us from our adversaries,

And hast put them to shame that hate us.

44:8In God have we made our boast all the day long,

And we will give thanks unto thy name for ever.

Selah

44:9But now thou hast cast us off, and brought us to dishonor,

And goest not forth with our hosts.

44:10Thou makest us to turn back from the adversary;

And they that hate us take spoil for themselves.

44:11Thou hast made us like sheep appointed for food,

And hast scattered us among the nations.

44:12Thou sellest thy people for nought,

And hast not increased thy wealth by their price.

44:13Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbors,

A scoffing and a derision to them that are round about us.

44:14Thou makest us a byword among the nations,

A shaking of the head among the peoples.

44:15All the day long is my dishonor before me,

And the shame of my face hath covered me,

44:16For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth,

By reason of the enemy and the avenger.

44:17All this is come upon us;

Yet have we not forgotten thee,

Neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant.

44:18Our heart is not turned back,

Neither have our steps declined from thy way,

44:19That thou hast sore broken us in the place of jackals,

And covered us with the shadow of death.

44:20If we have forgotten the name of our God,

Or spread forth our hands to a strange god;

44:21Will not God search this out?

For he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

44:22Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long;

We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

44:23Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord?

Arise, cast us not off for ever.

44:24Wherefore hidest thou thy face,

And forgettest our affliction and our oppression?

44:25For our soul is bowed down to the dust:

Our body cleaveth unto the earth.

44:26Rise up for our help,

And redeem us for thy lovingkindness' sake.


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