Compare Translations for Psalm 44:1

Psalm 44:1 ASV
We have heard with our ears, O God, Our fathers have told us, What work thou didst in their days, In the days of old.
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Psalm 44:1 BBE
It has come to our ears, O God, our fathers have given us the story, of the works which you did in their days, in the old times,
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Psalm 44:1 CEB
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.
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Psalm 44:1 CJB
For the leader. By the descendants of Korach. A maskil: God, we heard it with our ears; our fathers told us about it -a deed which you did in their days, back in days of old.
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Psalm 44:1 RHE
(43-1) <Unto the end, for the sons of Core, to give understanding.> (43-2) We have heard, O God, with our ears: our fathers have declared to us, The work thou hast wrought in their days, and in the days of old.
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Psalm 44:1 ESV
O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us, what deeds you performed in their days, in the days of old:
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Psalm 44:1 GW
O God, we have heard it with our own ears. Our ancestors have told us about the miracle you performed in their day, in days long ago.
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Psalm 44:1 GNT
With our own ears we have heard it, O God - our ancestors have told us about it, about the great things you did in their time, in the days of long ago:
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Psalm 44:1 HNV
<> We have heard with our ears, God; Our fathers have told us, What work you did in their days, In the days of old.
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Psalm 44:1 CSB
God, we have heard with our ears- our forefathers have told us- the work You accomplished in their days, in days long ago:
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Psalm 44:1 KJV
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.
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Psalm 44:1 LEB
O God, we have heard with our ears; our ancestors have told us of work you worked in their days, in days of old.
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Psalm 44:1 NAS
O God, we have heard with our ears, Our fathers have told us The work that You did in their days, In the days of old.
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Psalm 44:1 NCV
God, we have heard about you. Our ancestors told us what you did in their days, in days long ago.
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Psalm 44:1 NIRV
God, we have heard what you did. Those who came before us have told us what you did in their days, in days long ago.
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Psalm 44:1 NIV
We have heard with our ears, O God; our fathers have told us what you did in their days, in days long ago.
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Psalm 44:1 NKJV
To the Chief Musician. A Contemplation of the sons of Korah. We have heard with our ears, O God, Our fathers have told us, The deeds You did in their days, In days of old:
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Psalm 44:1 NLT
For the choir director: A psalm of the descendants of Korah. O God, we have heard it with our own ears -- our ancestors have told us of all you did in other days, in days long ago:
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Psalm 44:1 NRS
We have heard with our ears, O God, our ancestors have told us, what deeds you performed in their days, in the days of old:
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Psalm 44:1 RSV
To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah. We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what deeds thou didst perform in their days, in the days of old:
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Psalm 44:1 DBY
{To the chief Musician. Of the sons of Korah. An instruction.} O God, with our ears have we heard, our fathers have told us, the work thou wroughtest in their days, in the days of old:
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Psalm 44:1 MSG
We've been hearing about this, God, all our lives. Our fathers told us the stories their fathers told them,
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Psalm 44:1 WBT
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.
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Psalm 44:1 TMB
<> 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:
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Psalm 44:1 TNIV
We have heard it with our ears, O God; our ancestors have told us what you did in their days, in days long ago.
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Psalm 44:1 WEB
<> We have heard with our ears, God; Our fathers have told us, What work you did in their days, In the days of old.
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Psalm 44:1 WYC
To victory, learning to the sons of Korah. God, we heard with our ears; our fathers told to us. The work, which thou wroughtest in the days of them; and in the old days. (To victory, for the sons of Korah, for their teaching. God, we heard with our ears, for our forefathers told us, of the work which thou hast wrought in their days; yea, in the old days.)
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Psalm 44:1 YLT
To the Overseer. -- By sons of Korah. An Instruction. O God, with our ears we have heard, Our fathers have recounted to us, The work Thou didst work in their days, In the days of old.
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Psalms 44 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 44

A petition for succour and relief.

Verses 1-8 Former experiences of God's power and goodness are strong supports to faith, and powerful pleas in prayer under present calamities. The many victories Israel obtained, were not by their own strength or merit, but by God's favour and free grace. The less praise this allows us, the more comfort it affords, that we may see all as coming from the favour of God. He fought for Israel, else they had fought in vain. This is applicable to the planting of the Christian church in the world, which was not by any human policy or power. Christ, by his Spirit, went forth conquering and to conquer; and he that planted a church for himself in the world, will support it by the same power and goodness. They trusted and triumphed in and through him. Let him that glories, glory in the Lord. But if they have the comfort of his name, let them give unto him the glory due unto it.

Verses 9-16 The believer must have times of temptation, affliction, and discouragement; the church must have seasons of persecution. At such times the people of God will be ready to fear that he has cast them off, and that his name and truth will be dishonoured. But they should look above the instruments of their trouble, to God, well knowing that their worst enemies have no power against them, but what is permitted from above.

Verses 17-26 In afflictions, we must not seek relief by any sinful compliance; but should continually meditate on the truth, purity, and knowledge of our heart-searching God. Hearts sins and secret sins are known to God, and must be reckoned for. He knows the secret of the heart, therefore judges of the words and actions. While our troubles do not drive us from our duty to God, we should not suffer them to drive us from our comfort in God. Let us take care that prosperity and ease do not render us careless and lukewarm. The church of God cannot be prevailed on by persecution to forget God; the believer's heart does not turn back from God. The Spirit of prophecy had reference to those who suffered unto death, for the testimony of Christ. Observe the ( psalms 44:25-26 ) but the poor sinner's pleas. None that belong to Christ shall be cast off, but every one of them shall be saved, and that for ever. The mercy of God, purchased, promised, and constantly flowing forth, and offered to believers, does away every doubt arising from our sins; while we pray in faith, Redeem us for thy mercies' sake.

Psalms 44 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 44

Psalms 44:1-26 . In a time of great national distress, probably in David's reign, the Psalmist recounts God's gracious dealings in former times, and the confidence they had learned to repose in Him. After a vivid picture of their calamities, he humbly expostulates against God's apparent forgetfulness, reminding Him of their faithfulness and mourning their heavy sorrows.

1-3. This period is that of the settlement of Canaan ( Joshua 24:12 , Judges 6:3 ).
have told--or, "related" (compare Exodus 10:2 ).

2. plantedst them--that is, "our fathers," who are also, from the parallel construction of the last clause, to be regarded as the object of "cast them out," which means--literally, "send" them out, or, "extend them." Heathen and people denote the nations who were driven out to make room for the Israelites.

4. Thou art my King--literally, "he who is my King," sustaining the same covenant relation as to the "fathers."

5. The figure drawn from the habits of the ox.

6-8. God is not only our sole help, but only worthy of praise.

7. put . . . to shame--(compare Psalms 6:10 ), disgraced.

8. thy name--as in Psalms 5:11 .

9. But--contrasting, cast off as abhorrent ( Psalms 43:2 ).
goest not forth--literally, "will not go" ( 2 Samuel 5:23 ). In several consecutive verses the leading verb is future, and the following one past (in Hebrew), thus denoting the causes and effects. Thus ( Psalms 44:10-12 ), when defeated, spoiling follows; when delivered as sheep, dispersion follows, &c.

11. The Babylonian captivity not necessarily meant. There were others (compare 1 Kings 8:46 ).

13, 14. (Compare Deuteronomy 28:37 , Psalms 79:4 ).

15. shame of . . . face--blushes in disgrace.

16. Its cause, the taunts and presence of malignant enemies ( Psalms 8:2 ).

17-19. They had not apostatized totally--were still God's people.

18. declined--turned aside from God's law.

19. sore broken--crushed.
place of dragons--desolate, barren, rocky wilderness ( Psalms 63:10 , Isaiah 13:22 ),
shadow of death--(Compare Psalms 23:4 ).

20, 21. A solemn appeal to God to witness their constancy.
stretched out . . . hands--gesture of worship ( Exodus 9:29 , Psalms 88:9 ).

22. Their protracted sufferings as God's people attests the constancy. Paul ( Romans 8:36 ) uses this to describe Christian steadfastness in persecution.

23-26. This style of addressing God, as indifferent, is frequent ( Psalms 3:7 , 9:19 , 13:1 , &c.). However low their condition, God is appealed to, on the ground, and for the honor, of His mercy.