Psalms 44

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