44:1 For the Leader; a Psalm of the sons of Korah. Maschil.

44:2 O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us; a work Thou didst in their days, in the days of old.

44:3 Thou with Thy hand didst drive out the nations, and didst plant them in; Thou didst break the peoples, and didst spread them abroad.

44:4 For not by their own sword did they get the land in possession, neither did their own arm save them; but Thy right hand, and Thine arm, and the light of Thy countenance, because Thou wast favourable unto them.

44:5 Thou art my King, O God; command the salvation of Jacob.

44:6 Through Thee do we push down our adversaries; through Thy name do we tread them under that rise up against us.

44:7 For I trust not in my bow, neither can my sword save me.

44:8 But Thou hast saved us from our adversaries, and hast put them to shame that hate us.

44:9 In God have we gloried all the day, and we will give thanks unto Thy name for ever. Selah

44:10 Yet Thou hast cast off, and brought us to confusion; and goest not forth with our hosts.

44:11 Thou makest us to turn back from the adversary; and they that hate us spoil at their will.

44:12 Thou hast given us like sheep to be eaten; and hast scattered us among the nations.

44:13 Thou sellest Thy people for small gain, and hast not set their prices high.

44:14 Thou makest us a taunt to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.

44:15 Thou makest us a byword among the nations, a shaking of the head among the peoples.

44:16 All the day is my confusion before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me,

44:17 For the voice of him that taunteth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy and the revengeful.

44:18 All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten Thee, neither have we been false to Thy covenant.

44:19 Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from Thy path;

44:20 Though Thou hast crushed us into a place of jackals, and covered us with the shadow of death.

44:21 If we had forgotten the name of our God, or spread forth our hands to a strange god;

44:22 Would not God search this out? For He knoweth the secrets of the heart.

44:23 Nay, but for Thy sake are we killed all the day; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

44:24 Awake, why sleepest Thou, O L-rd? Arouse Thyself, cast not off for ever.

44:25 Wherefore hidest Thou Thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?

44:26 For our soul is bowed down to the dust; our belly cleaveth unto the earth.

44:27 Arise for our help, and redeem us for Thy mercy's sake.



Hebrew Transliteration

44:1 lamnatsêach libhnêy-qorach maskiyl

44:2 'elohiym be'âzenêynushâma`nu 'abhothêynu sipperu-lânu po`al pâ`altâ bhiymêyhem biymêyqedhem

44:3 'attâh yâdhekha goyim horashtâ vattithâ`êm târa` le'ummiymvatteshallechêm

44:4 kiy lo' bhecharbâm yâreshu 'ârets uzero`âm lo'-hoshiy`âhlâmo kiy-yemiynkha uzero`akha ve'or pâneykha kiy retsiythâm

44:5 'attâh-hu' malkiy 'elohiym tsavvêh yeshu`oth ya`aqobh

44:6 bekha tsârêynunenaggêach beshimkha nâbhus qâmêynu

44:7 kiy lo' bheqashtiy 'ebhthâchvecharbiy lo' thoshiy`êniy

44:8 kiy hosha`tânu mitsârêynu umesan'êynuhebhiyshothâ

44:9 bê'lohiym hillalnu khol-hayyom veshimkha le`olâm nodhehselâh

44:10 'aph-zânachtâ vattakhliymênu velo'-thêtsê' betsibh'othêynu

44:11 teshiybhênu 'âchor minniy-tsâr umesan'êynu shâsu lâmo

44:12 tittenênuketso'n ma'akhâl ubhaggoyim zêriythânu

44:13 timkor-`ammekha bhelo'-honvelo'-ribbiythâ bimchiyrêyhem

44:14 tesiymênu cherpâh lishkhênêynu la`aghvâqeles lisbhiybhothêynu

44:15 tesiymênu mâshâl baggoyim menodh-ro'shbal-'ummiym

44:16 kol-hayyom kelimmâthiy neghdiy ubhosheth pânaykissâthniy

44:17 miqqol mechârêph umeghaddêph mippenêy 'oyêbhumithnaqqêm

44:18 kol-zo'th bâ'athnu velo' shekhachanukha velo'-shiqqarnubibhriythekha

44:19 lo'-nâsogh 'âchor libbênu vattêth 'ashurêynu minniy'ârchekha

44:20 kiy dhikkiythânu bimqom tanniym vattekhas `âlêynubhetsalmâveth

44:21 'im-shâkhachnu shêm 'elohêynu vanniphros kappêynule'êl zâr

44:22 halo' 'elohiym yachaqâr-zo'th kiy-hu' yodhêa` ta`alumothlêbh

44:23 kiy-`âleykha horaghnu khol-hayyom nechshabhnu ketso'n thibhchâh

44:24 `urâh lâmmâh thiyshan 'adhonây hâqiytsâh 'al-tiznach lânetsach

44:25 lâmmâh-phâneykha thastiyr tishkach `ânyênu velachatsênu

44:26 kiy shâchâhle`âphâr naphshênu dâbhqâh lâ'ârets bithnênu

44:27 qumâh `ezrâthâh lânuuphedhênu lema`an chasdekha


This version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

The text is in the public domain.

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