I do not trust in my bow,1 my sword does not bring me victory;
but you give us victory2 over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame.38
In God we make our boast4 all day long,5 and we will praise your name forever.6 "Selah"
But now you have rejected7 and humbled us;8 you no longer go out with our armies.910
You made us retreat10 before the enemy, and our adversaries have plundered11 us.
You gave us up to be devoured like sheep12 and have scattered us among the nations.1312
You sold your people for a pittance,14 gaining nothing from their sale.
You have made us a reproach15 to our neighbors,16 the scorn17 and derision18 of those around us.
You have made us a byword19 among the nations; the peoples shake their heads20 at us.
My disgrace21 is before me all day long, and my face is covered with shame2216
at the taunts23 of those who reproach and revile24 me, because of the enemy, who is bent on revenge.25