Psalms 44:14-18

14 You have made us a byword among the nations; the peoples shake their heads at us.
15 I live in disgrace all day long, and my face is covered with shame
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.

Psalms 44:14-18 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 44:14-18 In-Context

12 You sold your people for a pittance, gaining nothing from their sale.
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.
15 I live in disgrace all day long, and my face is covered with shame
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.
19 But you crushed us and made us a haunt for jackals; you covered us over with deep darkness.
20 If we had forgotten the name of our God or spread out our hands to a foreign god,

Cross References 9

  • 1. S 1 Kings 9:7
  • 2. S 2 Kings 19:21; Psalms 109:25; Jeremiah 24:9
  • 3. Genesis 30:23; 2 Chronicles 32:21; Psalms 35:26
  • 4. S Psalms 34:5
  • 5. S Psalms 42:10
  • 6. Psalms 10:13; Psalms 55:3; Psalms 74:10
  • 7. S 1 Samuel 18:25; S Jeremiah 11:19; Romans 12:19
  • 8. S Deuteronomy 6:12; S Deuteronomy 32:18; Ps 119:16,61,153,176; Proverbs 3:1; Psalms 78:7,57; Daniel 9:13
  • 9. Psalms 119:51,157; Job 23:11
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