Amplified Bible

Psalm 44

Former Times of Help and Present Troubles.

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A skillful song, or a didactic or reflective poem.

1We have heard with our ears, O God,
Our fathers have told us
The work You did in their days,
In the days of old.

You drove out the [pagan] nations with Your own hand;
Then you planted and established them (Israel);
[It was by Your power that] You uprooted the [pagan] peoples,
Then You spread them abroad.

For our fathers did not possess the land [of Canaan] by their own sword,
Nor did their own arm save them,
But Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your presence,
Because You favored and delighted in them.


You are my King, O God;
Command victories and deliverance for Jacob (Israel).

Through You we will gore our enemies [like a bull];
Through Your name we will trample down those who rise up against us.

For I will not trust in my bow,
Nor will my sword save me.

But You have saved us from our enemies,
And You have put them to shame and humiliated those who hate us.

In God we have boasted all the day long,
And we will praise and give thanks to Your name forever. Selah.


But now You have rejected us and brought us to dishonor,
And You do not go out with our armies [to lead us to victory].
10 
You make us turn back from the enemy,
And those who hate us have taken spoil for themselves.
11 
You have made us like sheep to be eaten [as mutton]
And have scattered us [in exile] among the nations.
12 
You sell Your people cheaply,
And have not increased Your wealth by their sale.
13 
You have made us the reproach and taunt of our neighbors,
A scoffing and a derision to those around us.
14 
You make us a byword among the nations,
A [a]laughingstock among the people.
15 
My dishonor is before me all day long,
And humiliation has covered my face,
16 
Because of the voice of the taunter and reviler,
Because of the presence of the enemy and the avenger.

17 
All this has come upon us, yet we have not forgotten You,
Nor have we been false to Your covenant [which You made with our fathers].
18 
Our heart has not turned back,
Nor have our steps wandered from Your path,
19 
Yet You have [distressingly] crushed us in the place of jackals
And covered us with [the deep darkness of] the shadow of death.

20 
If we had forgotten the name of our God
Or stretched out our hands to a strange god,
21 
Would not God discover this?
For He knows the secrets of the heart.
22 
[b]But for Your sake we are killed all the day long;
We are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.
23 
Awake! Why do You sleep, O Lord?
Awaken, do not reject us forever.
24 
Why do You hide Your face
And forget our affliction and our oppression?
25 
For our life has melted away into the dust;
Our body clings to the ground.
26 
Rise up! Come be our help,
And ransom us for the sake of Your steadfast love.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 44:14 Lit shaking of the head.
  2. Psalm 44:22 The ancient rabbis applied this verse to Israel under persecution, especially to those who suffered under the reign of Hadrian following the Bar Cochba revolt (a.d. 132-135). One rabbi said that he was ready to die for God provided that he be killed immediately, because he could not endure the tortures of what was called “the great persecution.” The tortures included placing red-hot iron discs under the victim’s armpits or sticking needles under the nails until the victim died from the pain (shock).

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 44

祈求上帝保护

可拉后裔作的训诲诗,交给乐长。

1上帝啊,
我们亲耳听过祖先讲述你在古时,
在我们祖先时代的作为。
你亲手赶出外族,
把我们的祖先安置在那里;
你击溃列邦,
使我们的祖先兴旺发达。
他们不是靠自己的刀剑征服那里,
不是靠自己的臂膀得胜,
而是靠你的权能、力量和恩惠,
因为你爱他们。
你是我的君王,我的上帝;
你让雅各得胜。
我们靠你击退敌人,
靠你的名践踏仇敌。
我不倚靠我的弓,
我的剑不能使我得胜。
只有你使我们战胜敌人,
使我们的仇敌蒙羞。
上帝啊,我们终日以你为荣,
我们永远赞美你。(细拉)

现在你却丢弃我们,
让我们受辱,
不再帮我们的军队作战。
10 你使我们在仇敌面前败退,
遭敌人掳掠。
11 你使我们如被宰杀的羊,
将我们分散在列国。
12 你把我们廉价卖掉,
视我们一文不值。
13 你使我们遭四邻辱骂,
被周围人讥讽、嘲笑。
14 你使我们成为列国的笑柄,
人们对我们连连摇头。
15 我终日受辱,满面羞愧,
16 因为咒骂和毁谤我的人讥笑我,仇敌报复我。
17 虽然这一切临到我们身上,
我们却没有忘记你,
也没有违背你的约。
18 我们对你没有异心,
也没有偏离你的道路。
19 你在豺狼出没的地方压碎我们,
使死亡的阴影笼罩我们。
20 倘若我们忘记我们的上帝,
或举手向外邦的神明祷告,
21 上帝怎会不知道呢?
祂洞悉人心中的秘密。
22 为了你,我们终日出生入死,
被视为待宰的羊。
23 主啊,求你醒来,
你为何沉睡?
求你起来,不要永远丢弃我们。
24 你为何掩面不理我们,
不理会我们所受的苦难和压迫?
25 我们扑倒在地,横卧在尘土中。
26 求你起来帮助我们,
施慈爱救赎我们。