Psalm 44 (Douay-Rheims)

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1 (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. 2 (43-3) Thy hand destroyed the Gentiles, and thou plantedst them: thou didst afflict the people and cast them out. 3 (43-4) For they got not the possession of the land by their own sword: neither did their own arm save them. But thy right hand and thy arm, and the light of thy countenance: because thou wast pleased with them. 4 (43-5) Thou art thyself my king and my God, who commandest the saving of Jacob. 5 (43-6) Through thee we will push down our enemies with the horn: and through thy name we will despise them that rise up against us. 6 (43-7) For I will not trust in my bow: neither shall my sword save me. 7 (43-8) But thou hast saved us from them that afflict us: and hast put them to shame that hate us. 8 (43-9) In God shall we glory all the day long: and in thy name we will give praise for ever. 9 (43-10) But now thou hast cast us off, and put us to shame: and thou, O God, wilt not go out with our armies. 10 (43-11) Thou hast made us turn our back to our enemies: and they that hated us plundered for themselves. 11 (43-12) Thou hast given us up like sheep to be eaten: thou hast scattered us among the nations. 12 (43-13) Thou hast sold thy people for no price: and there was no reckoning in the exchange of them. 13 (43-14) Thou hast made us a reproach to our neighbours, a scoff and derision to them that are round about us. 14 (43-15) Thou hast made us a byword among the Gentiles: a shaking of the head among the people. 15 (43-16) All the day long my shame is before me: and the confusion of my face hath covered me, 16 (43-17) At the voice of him that reproacheth and detracteth me: at the face of the enemy and persecutor. 17 (43-18) All these things have come upon us, yet we have not forgotten thee: and we have not done wickedly in thy covenant. 18 (43-19) And our heart hath not turned back: neither hast thou turned aside our steps from thy way. 19 (43-20) For thou hast humbled us in the place of affliction: and the shadow of death hath covered us. 20 (43-21) If we have forgotten the name of our God, and if we have spread forth our hands to a strange god: 21 (43-22) Shall not God search out these things: for he knoweth the secrets of the heart. 22 (43-22) Because for thy sake we are killed all the day long: we are counted as sheep for the slaughter. 23 (43-23) Arise, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, and cast us not off to the end. 24 (43-24) Why turnest thou thy face away? and forgettest our want and our trouble? 25 (43-25) For our soul is humbled down to the dust: our belly cleaveth to the earth. 26 (43-26) Arise, O Lord, help us and redeem us for thy name’s sake.
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