For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A maskil.

1 abWe have heard it with our ears, O God; our ancestors have told us what you did in their days, in days long ago.

References for Psalms 44:1

    • Ä 44:1 - In Hebrew texts 44:1-26 is numbered 44:2-27.
    • Å 44:1 - Title: Probably a literary or musical term
      2 With your hand you drove out the nations and planted our ancestors; you crushed the peoples and made our ancestors flourish.
      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 You are my King and my God, who decreesc victories for Jacob.

      References for Psalms 44:4

        • Æ 44:4 - Septuagint, Aquila and Syriac; Hebrew "King, O God;" / "command"
          5 Through you we push back our enemies; through your name we trample our foes.

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          6 I put no trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory;

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          7 but you give us victory over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame.

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          8 In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise your name forever.d

          References for Psalms 44:8

            • Ç 44:8 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
              9 But now you have rejected and humbled us; you no longer go out with our armies.
              10 You made us retreat before the enemy, and our adversaries have plundered us.

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              11 You gave us up to be devoured like sheep and have scattered us among the nations.
              12 You sold your people for a pittance, gaining nothing from their sale.

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              13 You have made us a reproach to our neighbors, the scorn and derision of those around us.
              14 You have made us a byword among the nations; the peoples shake their heads at us.

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              15 I live in disgrace all day long, and my face is covered with shame

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              16 at the taunts of those who reproach and revile me, because of the enemy, who is bent on revenge.
              17 All this came upon us, though we had not forgotten you; we had not been false to your covenant.
              18 Our hearts had not turned back; our feet had not strayed from your path.

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              19 But you crushed us and made us a haunt for jackals; you covered us over with deep darkness.

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              20 If we had forgotten the name of our God or spread out our hands to a foreign god,
              21 would not God have discovered it, since he knows the secrets of the heart?
              22 Yet for your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.

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              23 Awake, Lord! Why do you sleep? Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever.

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              24 Why do you hide your face and forget our misery and oppression?
              25 We are brought down to the dust; our bodies cling to the ground.

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              26 Rise up and help us; rescue us because of your unfailing love.