1 To the chief musician, for the sons of Korach, a Maskil.(44:2)O God, with our ears have we heard, our fathers have told us, deeds which thou hadst done in their days, in times of old.
2 (44:3)Thou, with thy hand, didst indeed drive out nations, and plant them; thou didst illtreat people, and cause them to spread out.
3 (44:4)For not by their sword did they obtain possession of the land, and their own arm brought them no victory; but thy right hand, and thy arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst given them thy favor.
4 (44:5)Thou art my King, O God: ordain salvation for Jacob.
5 (44:6)Through thee will we butt down our assailants: through thy name will we tread under foot our opponents.
6 (44:7)For not in my bow will I trust, and my sword shall not help me.
7 (44:8)But thou helpest us against our assailants, and those that hate us thou puttest to shame.
8 (44:9)Of God we boast all the day, and to thy name will we give thanks for ever. Selah.
9 (44:10)But now thou hast cast off, and put us to the blush, and goest not forth with our armies.
10 (44:11)Thou causest us to turn back from before our assailant: and they who hate us take spoil for themselves.
11 (44:12)Thou givest us up like sheep for food, and among the nations hast thou dispersed us.
12 (44:13)Thou sellest thy people for no value, and acquirest no gain by their price.
13 (44:14)Thou renderest us a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and a derision to those that are round about us.
14 (44:15)Thou renderest us a byword among the nations, a shaking of the head among the people.
15 (44:16)All the day is my disgrace before me, and the shame of my face covereth me;
16 (44:17)Because of the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy and him that seeketh vengeance.
17 (44:18)All this is come over us, yet have we not forgotten thee; nor have we dealt falsely by thy covenant;
18 (44:19)Our heart is not moved backward, nor hath our step turned aside from thy path:
19 (44:20)Even when thou didst crush us in the abode of monsters, and cover us with the shadow of death.
20 (44:21)If we had forgotten the name of our God, or spread forth our hands to a strange God:
21 (44:22)Would not God search out this? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.
22 (44:23)But for thy sake are we slain all the day; we are counted as flocks destined for slaughter.
23 (44:24)Awake, wherefore wilt thou sleep, O Lord? arise, abandon us not for ever.
24 (44:25)Wherefore wilt thou hide thy face, wilt thou forget our misery, and our oppression?
25 (44:26)For our soul is bowed down to the dust; our body cleaveth unto the earth.
26 (44:27)Arise unto our help, and redeem us for the sake of thy kindness.