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To the chief Musician for *the sons of Korah, Maschil.
aOur fathers have told us,
What work thou didst in their days, in bthe times of old.
How thou didst afflict the people, and ecast them out.
3 For they got not the land in possession fby their own sword,
Neither did their own arm save them:
But thy right hand, and thine arm, and ffthe light of thy countenance,
gBecause thou hadst a favour unto them.
4 hThou art my King, O God:
iCommand deliverances for Jacob.
5 Through thee will we kpush down our enemies:
Through thy name will we ltread them under that rise up against us.
Neither shall my sword save me.
And hast nput them to shame that hated us.
8 oIn God we boast all the day long,
And praise thy name for ever. Selah.
9 But thou hast pcast off, and put us to shame;
And qgoest not forth with our armies.
10 Thou makest us to rturn back from the enemy:
And they which hate us spoil for themselves.
And hast tscattered us among the heathen.
And dost not increase thy wealth by their xprice.
14 Thou makest us ca byword among the heathen,
dA shaking of the head among the people.
And ethe shame of my face hath covered me,
16 For the voice of him that reproacheth and fblasphemeth;
By reason of gthe enemy and avenger.
17 hAll this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee,
Neither have we idealt falsely in thy covenant.
18 Our heart is not kturned back,
And covered us with othe shadow of death.
21 Shall not rGod search this out?
For he knoweth the secrets of the heart.
22 Yea, sfor thy sake are we killed all the day long;
We are counted as sheep for the slaughter.
23 tAwake, why sleepest thou, O Lord?
Arise, ucast us not off for ever.
24 wWherefore hidest thou thy face,
And forgettest our affliction and our oppression?
25 For xour soul is bowed down to the dust:
Our belly cleaveth unto the earth.
26 Arise †for our help,
And redeem us for thy mercies’ sake.
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