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Psalms Chapter 44 (Index)

001  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.

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

003  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.

004  Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.

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

006  For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.

007  But thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to shame that hated us.

008  In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah.

009  But thou hast cast off, and put us to shame; and goest not forth with our armies.

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

011  Thou hast given us like sheep appointed for meat; and hast scattered us among the heathen.

012  Thou sellest thy people for nought, and dost not increase thy wealth by their price.

013  Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.

014  Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.

015  My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me,

016  For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy and avenger.

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

018  Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way;

019  Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.

020  If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;

021  Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

022  Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.

023  Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.

024  Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?

025  For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth.

026  Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies' sake.