|Ps 44:1 We have heard with our ears, O God,
Our fathers have told us
The work You did in their days,
In the days of old.
|Ps 44:2 You drove out the [pagan] nations with Your own hand;
Then you planted and established them (Israel);
[It was by Your power that] You uprooted the [pagan] peoples,
Then You spread them abroad.
|Ps 44:3 For our fathers did not possess the land [of Canaan] by their own sword,
Nor did their own arm save them,
But Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your presence,
Because You favored and delighted in them.
|Ps 44:4 ¶ You are my King, O God;
Command victories and deliverance for Jacob (Israel).
|Ps 44:5 Through You we will gore our enemies [like a bull];
Through Your name we will trample down those who rise up against us.
|Ps 44:6 For I will not trust in my bow,
Nor will my sword save me.
|Ps 44:7 But You have saved us from our enemies,
And You have put them to shame and humiliated those who hate us.
|Ps 44:8 In God we have boasted all the day long,
And we will praise and give thanks to Your name forever. Selah.
|Ps 44:9 ¶ But now You have rejected us and brought us to dishonor,
And You do not go out with our armies [to lead us to victory].
|Ps 44:10 You make us turn back from the enemy,
And those who hate us have taken spoil for themselves.
|Ps 44:11 You have made us like sheep to be eaten [as mutton]
And have scattered us [in exile] among the nations.
|Ps 44:12 You sell Your people cheaply,
And have not increased Your wealth by their sale.
|Ps 44:13 You have made us the reproach and taunt of our neighbors,
A scoffing and a derision to those around us.
|Ps 44:14 You make us a byword among the nations,
A laughingstock among the people.
|Ps 44:15 My dishonor is before me all day long,
And humiliation has covered my face,
|Ps 44:16 Because of the voice of the taunter and reviler,
Because of the presence of the enemy and the avenger.
|Ps 44:17 ¶ All this has come upon us, yet we have not forgotten You,
Nor have we been false to Your covenant [which You made with our fathers].
|Ps 44:18 Our heart has not turned back,
Nor have our steps wandered from Your path,
|Ps 44:19 Yet You have [distressingly] crushed us in the place of jackals
And covered us with [the deep darkness of] the shadow of death.
|Ps 44:20 ¶ If we had forgotten the name of our God
Or stretched out our hands to a strange god,
|Ps 44:21 Would not God discover this?
For He knows the secrets of the heart.
|Ps 44:22 But for Your sake we are killed all the day long;
We are considered as sheep to be slaughtered. [Rom 8:35-39]
|Ps 44:23 Awake! Why do You sleep, O Lord?
Awaken, do not reject us forever.
|Ps 44:24 Why do You hide Your face
And forget our affliction and our oppression?
|Ps 44:25 For our life has melted away into the dust;
Our body clings to the ground.
|Ps 44:26 Rise up! Come be our help,
And ransom us for the sake of Your steadfast love.