2 44:1To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, Maschil. We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old.
3 44:2How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and didst plant them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out.
4 44:3For they obtained not the land in possession 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 hadst a favor to them.
5 44:4Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.
6 44:5Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name we will tread them under that rise up against us.
7 44:6For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.
8 44:7But thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to shame that hated us.
9 44:8In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah.
10 44:9But thou hast cast off, and put us to shame; and goest not forth with our armies.
11 44:10Thou makest us to turn back from the enemy: and they who hate us plunder for themselves.
12 44:11Thou hast given us like sheep appointed for food; and hast scattered us among the heathen.
13 44:12Thou sellest thy people for naught, and dost not increase thy wealth by their price.
14 44:13Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and a derision to them that are around us.
15 44:14Thou makest us a by-word among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.
16 44:15My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me,
17 44:16For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy and avenger.
18 44:17All this is come upon us; yet we have not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant.
19 44:18Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way;
20 44:19Though thou hast severely broke us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shades of death.
21 44:20If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;
22 44:21Will not God search out this? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.
23 44:22Yes, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.
24 44:23Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.
25 44:24Why hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?
26 44:25For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth to the earth.
27 44:26Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies' sake.