44 O God, we have heard with our own ears,
Our forefathers have recounted to us,+
The deeds you accomplished in their days,
In the days of long ago.
You crushed nations and drove them out.+
And their own arm did not bring them victory.+
Rather, it was by your right hand and your arm+ and the light of your face,
For you took pleasure in them.+
In your name we will trample down those who rise up against us.+
8 To God we will offer praise all day long,
And we will give thanks to your name forever. (Selah)
9 But now you have cast us off and humiliated us,
And you do not go out with our armies.
13 You make us a reproach to our neighbors,
An object of ridicule and jeering to those all around us.
Something for the peoples to shake their heads at.
15 I feel humiliated all day long,
And I am overwhelmed by my shame,
16 On account of the sound of their taunts and insults,
Because of our enemy who is taking revenge.
17 All of this has come upon us, yet we have not forgotten you,
And we have not violated your covenant.+
18 Our heart has not deviated;
Our footsteps do not stray from your path.
19 But you have crushed us where the jackals dwell;
You have covered us with deep shadow.
20 If we have forgotten the name of our God
Or if we spread out our hands in prayer to a foreign god,
21 Will not God discover this?
He is aware of the secrets of the heart.+
22 For your sake we are being put to death all day long;
We have been accounted as sheep for slaughtering.+
Awake! Do not keep casting us off forever.+
24 Why do you hide your face?
Why do you forget our affliction and our oppression?