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For the choir director. A * Maskil of the sons of Korah.
our ancestors have told us—
the work You accomplished in their days,
in days long ago: j
You drove out the nations with Your hand;
to settle them,
You crushed the peoples. k
their arm did not bring them victory—
but by Your right hand, Your arm,
and the light of Your face,
for You were pleased with them. l
through Your name we trample our enemies. o
and my sword does not bring me victory. p
and let those who hate us be disgraced. q
You do not march out with our armies. s
and those who hate us
have taken plunder for themselves. t
and scatter us among the nations. u
You make no profit from selling them. v
a source of mockery and ridicule to those around us. w
and shame has covered my face, z
because of the enemy and avenger. a
but we have not forgotten You
or betrayed Your covenant. b
our steps have not strayed from Your path. c
and have covered us with deepest darkness. d
and spread out our hands to a foreign god, e
since He knows the secrets of the heart? f
we are counted as sheep to be slaughtered. g
Get up! Don’t reject us forever! h
and forget our affliction and oppression? i
our bodies cling to the ground. j
Redeem us because of Your faithful love. k
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