O God, we have heard with our ears, Our 1fathers have told us The 2work that You did in their days, In the 3days of old.
You with Your own hand4drove out the nations ; Then You 5planted them; You 6afflicted the peoples, Then You 7spread them abroad.
For by their own sword they 8did not possess the land, And their own arm did not save them, But Your righthand and Your 9arm and the 10light of Your presence, For You 11favored them.
You are 12my King, O God ; 13Commandavictories for Jacob.
Through You we will 14pushback our adversaries ; Through Your name we will 15trampledown those who rise up against us.
For I will 16not trust in my bow, Nor will my swordsave me.
But You 17have saved us from our adversaries, And You have 18put to shame those who hate us.
In God we have 19boastedallday long, And we will 20givethanks to Your nameforever. bSelah.
9Yet You 21have rejected us and brought us to 22dishonor, And 23do not go out with our armies.
You cause us to 24turnback from the adversary ; And those who hate us 25have takenspoil for themselves.
You give us as 26sheepcto be eaten And have 27scattered us among the nations.
You 28sell Your peopledcheaply , And have not eprofited by their sale.
You make us a 29reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and a 30derision to those around us.
You make us 31a byword among the nations, A f32laughingstock among the peoples.
15Allday long my dishonor is before me And gmy 33humiliation has overwhelmed me,
16Because of the voice of him who 34reproaches and reviles, Because of the presence of the 35enemy and the avenger.
17Allthis has come upon us, but we have 36not forgotten You, And we have not 37dealtfalsely with Your covenant.
Our heart has not 38turnedback, And our steps39have not deviated from Your way,
19Yet You have 40crushed us in a place of 41jackals And covered us with 42the shadow of death.
20If we had 43forgotten the name of our God Or extended our hhands to 44a strangegod,
Would not God45findthis out? For He knows the secrets of the heart.
But 46for Your sake we are killedallday long; We are considered as 47sheep to be slaughtered.
2348Arouse Yourself, why49do You sleep, O Lord ? Awake, 50do not reject us forever.
24Why do You 51hide Your face And 52forget our affliction and our oppression ?
For our 53soul has sunkdown into the dust ; Our bodycleaves to the earth.
2654Rise up, be our help, And 55redeem us for the sake of Your lovingkindness.