our ancestorsb have told us
of work you worked in their days,
in days of old.
but themc you planted.
You harmed the peoples,
but themd you let spread out.
did they possess the land,
and their arm did not give them victory.
Rather it was your right hand and your arm
and the light of your presence,
because you delighted in them.
Commande victories for Jacob.
by your name we tread down those who rise up against us.
and my sword cannot give me victory.
7 Rather you have saved us from our enemies,f
and have humiliated those who hate us.
and we will give thanks to your name forever. Selah
and have not gone out with our armies.
and so those who hate us have plundered for themselves.
and among the nations you have scattered us.
12 You have sold your people ⌊cheaply⌋,g
and did not profit by their price.
a derision and a scorn to those around us.
a shaking of the head among the peoples.
15 ⌊All day long⌋h my disgrace is before me,
and the shame of my face covers me,
because of the enemy and the avenger.
and we have not been false to your covenant.
and our steps have not turned aside from your way.
and have covered us with deep shadow.
or had spread out our hands in prayer to a foreign god,
for he knows the secrets of the heart?
22 Rather, on account of you we are killed ⌊all day long⌋;i
we are accounted as sheep for slaughter.
Awake! Do not reject forever.
Have you forgotten our misery and our oppression?
Our ⌊body⌋j clings to the ground.
and redeem us for the sake of your loyal love.
That is, Israel
That is, Israel
Or “who commands,” see LXX
Or “made us victorious over our enemies”
Literally “for what is not wealth”
Literally “All of the day”
Literally “all of the day”