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.