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Psalm 44

    For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Maschil.
Psalm 44:1   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.
Psalm 44:2   Thou didst drive out the nations with thy hand; But them thou didst plant: Thou didst afflict the peoples; But them thou didst spread abroad.
Psalm 44:3   For they gat not the land in possession by their own sword, Neither did their own arm save them; But thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, Because thou wast favorable unto them.
Psalm 44:4   Thou art my King, O God: Command deliverance for Jacob.
Psalm 44:5   Through thee will we push down our adversaries: Through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.
Psalm 44:6   For I will not trust in my bow, Neither shall my sword save me.
Psalm 44:7   But thou hast saved us from our adversaries, And hast put them to shame that hate us.
Psalm 44:8   In God have we made our boast all the day long, And we will give thanks unto thy name for ever. Selah
Psalm 44:9   But now thou hast cast us off, and brought us to dishonor, And goest not forth with our hosts.
Psalm 44:10   Thou makest us to turn back from the adversary; And they that hate us take spoil for themselves.
Psalm 44:11   Thou hast made us like sheep appointed for food, And hast scattered us among the nations.
Psalm 44:12   Thou sellest thy people for nought, And hast not increased thy wealth by their price.
Psalm 44:13   Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and a derision to them that are round about us.
Psalm 44:14   Thou makest us a byword among the nations, A shaking of the head among the peoples.
Psalm 44:15   All the day long is my dishonor before me, And the shame of my face hath covered me,
Psalm 44:16   For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth, By reason of the enemy and the avenger.
Psalm 44:17   All this is come upon us; Yet have we not forgotten thee, Neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant.
Psalm 44:18   Our heart is not turned back, Neither have our steps declined from thy way,
Psalm 44:19   That thou hast sore broken us in the place of jackals, And covered us with the shadow of death.
Psalm 44:20   If we have forgotten the name of our God, Or spread forth our hands to a strange god;
Psalm 44:21   Will not God search this out? For he knoweth the secrets of the heart.
Psalm 44:22   Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Psalm 44:23   Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? Arise, cast us not off for ever.
Psalm 44:24   Wherefore hidest thou thy face, And forgettest our affliction and our oppression?
Psalm 44:25   For our soul is bowed down to the dust: Our body cleaveth unto the earth.
Psalm 44:26   Rise up for our help, And redeem us for thy lovingkindness' sake.
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