Psalms 44

Webster(i) 1 + 2 (44:1)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. 3 (44:2)How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and didst plant them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out. 4 (44:3)For they obtained not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thy arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favor to them. 5 (44:4)Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob. 6 (44:5)Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name we will tread them under that rise up against us. 7 (44:6)For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me. 8 (44:7)But thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to shame that hated us. 9 (44:8)In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah. 10 (44:9)But thou hast cast off, and put us to shame; and goest not forth with our armies. 11 (44:10)Thou makest us to turn back from the enemy: and they who hate us plunder for themselves. 12 (44:11)Thou hast given us like sheep appointed for food; and hast scattered us among the heathen. 13 (44:12)Thou sellest thy people for naught, and dost not increase thy wealth by their price. 14 (44:13)Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and a derision to them that are around us. 15 (44:14)Thou makest us a by-word among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people. 16 (44:15)My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me, 17 (44:16)For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy and avenger. 18 (44:17)All this is come upon us; yet we have not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant. 19 (44:18)Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way; 20 (44:19)Though thou hast severely broke us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shades of death. 21 (44:20)If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god; 22 (44:21)Will not God search out this? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart. 23 (44:22)Yes, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter. 24 (44:23)Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever. 25 (44:24)Why hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression? 26 (44:25)For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth to the earth. 27 (44:26)Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies' sake.