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Psalm 44 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 We have heard it, God, with our own ears; our ancestors told us about it: about the deeds you did in their days, in days long past. 1 We have heard with our ears, O God; our fathers have told us what you did in their days, in days long ago.
2 You, by your own hand, removed all the nations, but you planted our ancestors. You crushed all the peoples, but you set our ancestors free. 2 With your hand you drove out the nations and planted our fathers; you crushed the peoples and made our fathers flourish.
3 No, not by their own swords did they take possession of the land— their own arms didn't save them— no, it was your strong hand, your arm, and the light of your face because you were pleased with them. 3 It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them.
4 It's you, God! You who are my king, the one who orders salvation for Jacob. 4 You are my King and my God, who decrees victories for Jacob.
5 We've pushed our foes away by your help; we've trampled our enemies by your name. 5 Through you we push back our enemies; through your name we trample our foes.
6 No, I won't trust in my bow; my sword won't save me 6 I do not trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory;
7 because it's you who saved us from our foes, you who put those who hate us to shame. 7 but you give us victory over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame.
8 So we glory in God at all times and give thanks to your name forever. Selah 8 In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise your name forever. "Selah"
9 But now you've rejected and humiliated us. You no longer accompany our armies. 9 But now you have rejected and humbled us; you no longer go out with our armies.
10 You make us retreat from the enemy; our adversaries plunder us. 10 You made us retreat before the enemy, and our adversaries have plundered us.
11 You've handed us over like sheep for butchering; you've scattered us among the nations. 11 You gave us up to be devoured like sheep and have scattered us among the nations.
12 You've sold your people for nothing, not even bothering to set a decent price. 12 You sold your people for a pittance, gaining nothing from their sale.
13 You've made us a joke to all our neighbors; we're mocked and ridiculed by everyone around us. 13 You have made us a reproach to our neighbors, the scorn and derision of those around us.
14 You've made us a bad joke to the nations, something to be laughed at by all peoples. 14 You have made us a byword among the nations; the peoples shake their heads at us.
15 All day long my disgrace confronts me, and shame covers my face 15 My disgrace is before me all day long, and my face is covered with shame
16 because of the voices of those who make fun of me and bad-mouth me, because of the enemy who is out for revenge. 16 at the taunts of those who reproach and revile me, because of the enemy, who is bent on revenge.
17 All this has come upon us, but we haven't forgotten you or broken your covenant. 17 All this happened to us, though we had not forgotten you or been false to your covenant.
18 Our hearts haven't turned away, neither have our steps strayed from your way. 18 Our hearts had not turned back; our feet had not strayed from your path.
19 But you've crushed us in the place where jackals live, covering us with deepest darkness. 19 But you crushed us and made us a haunt for jackals and covered us over with deep darkness.
20 If we had forgotten the name of our God or spread out our hands to some strange deity, 20 If we had forgotten the name of our God or spread out our hands to a foreign god,
21 wouldn't God have discovered it? After all, God knows every secret of the heart. 21 would not God have discovered it, since he knows the secrets of the heart?
22 No, God, it's because of you that we are getting killed every day— it's because of you that we are considered sheep ready for slaughter. 22 Yet for your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.
23 Wake up! Why are you sleeping, Lord? Get up! Don't reject us forever! 23 Awake, O Lord! Why do you sleep? Rouse yourself ! Do not reject us forever.
24 Why are you hiding your face, forgetting our suffering and oppression? 24 Why do you hide your face and forget our misery and oppression?
25 Look: we're going down to the dust; our stomachs are flat on the ground! 25 We are brought down to the dust; our bodies cling to the ground.
26 Stand up! Help us! Save us for the sake of your faithful love. 26 Rise up and help us; redeem us because of your unfailing love.