our fathers have told us,
what deeds thou didst perform in their days,
in the days of old:
but them thou didst plant;
thou didst afflict the peoples,
but them thou didst set free;
nor did their own arm give them victory;
but thy right hand, and thy arm,
and the light of thy countenance;
for thou didst delight in them.
who ordaineste victories for Jacob.
through thy name we tread down our assailants.
nor can my sword save me.
and hast put to confusion those who hate us.
and we will give thanks to thy name for ever. [Selah]
and hast not gone out with our armies.
and our enemies have gotten spoil.
and hast scattered us among the nations.
demanding no high price for them.
the derision and scorn of those about us.
a laughingstockf among the peoples.
and shame has covered my face,
at the sight of the enemy and the avenger.
though we have not forgotten thee,
nor have our steps departed from thy way,
and covered us with deep darkness.
or spread forth our hands to a strange god,
For he knows the secrets of the heart.
and accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Awake! Do not cast us off for ever!
Why dost thou forget our affliction and oppression?
our body cleaves to the ground.
Deliver us for the sake of thy steadfast love!