New International Version

Psalm 44

Psalm 44[a]

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A maskil.[b]

We have heard it with our ears, O God;
    our ancestors have told us
what you did in their days,
    in days long ago.
With your hand you drove out the nations
    and planted our ancestors;
you crushed the peoples
    and made our ancestors flourish.
It was not by their sword that they won the land,
    nor did their arm bring them victory;
it was your right hand, your arm,
    and the light of your face, for you loved them.

You are my King and my God,
    who decrees[c] victories for Jacob.
Through you we push back our enemies;
    through your name we trample our foes.
I put no trust in my bow,
    my sword does not bring me victory;
but you give us victory over our enemies,
    you put our adversaries to shame.
In God we make our boast all day long,
    and we will praise your name forever.[d]

But now you have rejected and humbled us;
    you no longer go out with our armies.
10 You made us retreat before the enemy,
    and our adversaries have plundered us.
11 You gave us up to be devoured like sheep
    and have scattered us among the nations.
12 You sold your people for a pittance,
    gaining nothing from their sale.

13 You have made us a reproach to our neighbors,
    the scorn and derision of those around us.
14 You have made us a byword among the nations;
    the peoples shake their heads at us.
15 I live in disgrace all day long,
    and my face is covered with shame
16 at the taunts of those who reproach and revile me,
    because of the enemy, who is bent on revenge.

17 All this came upon us,
    though we had not forgotten you;
    we had not been false to your covenant.
18 Our hearts had not turned back;
    our feet had not strayed from your path.
19 But you crushed us and made us a haunt for jackals;
    you covered us over with deep darkness.

20 If we had forgotten the name of our God
    or spread out our hands to a foreign god,
21 would not God have discovered it,
    since he knows the secrets of the heart?
22 Yet for your sake we face death all day long;
    we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.

23 Awake, Lord! Why do you sleep?
    Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever.
24 Why do you hide your face
    and forget our misery and oppression?

25 We are brought down to the dust;
    our bodies cling to the ground.
26 Rise up and help us;
    rescue us because of your unfailing love.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 44:1 In Hebrew texts 44:1-26 is numbered 44:2-27.
  2. Psalm 44:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
  3. Psalm 44:4 Septuagint, Aquila and Syriac; Hebrew King, O God; / command
  4. Psalm 44:8 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 44

祈求上帝保護

可拉後裔作的訓誨詩,交給樂長。

1上帝啊,
我們親耳聽過祖先講述你在古時,
在我們祖先時代的作為。
你親手趕出外族,
把我們的祖先安置在那裡;
你擊潰列邦,
使我們的祖先興旺發達。
他們不是靠自己的刀劍征服那裡,
不是靠自己的臂膀得勝,
而是靠你的權能、力量和恩惠,
因為你愛他們。
你是我的君王,我的上帝;
你讓雅各得勝。
我們靠你擊退敵人,
靠你的名踐踏仇敵。
我不倚靠我的弓,
我的劍不能使我得勝。
只有你使我們戰勝敵人,
使我們的仇敵蒙羞。
上帝啊,我們終日以你為榮,
我們永遠讚美你。(細拉)

現在你卻丟棄我們,
讓我們受辱,
不再幫我們的軍隊作戰。
10 你使我們在仇敵面前敗退,
遭敵人擄掠。
11 你使我們如被宰殺的羊,
將我們分散在列國。
12 你把我們廉價賣掉,
視我們一文不值。
13 你使我們遭四鄰辱罵,
被周圍人譏諷、嘲笑。
14 你使我們成為列國的笑柄,
人們對我們連連搖頭。
15 我終日受辱,滿面羞愧,
16 因為咒罵和譭謗我的人譏笑我,仇敵報復我。
17 雖然這一切臨到我們身上,
我們卻沒有忘記你,
也沒有違背你的約。
18 我們對你沒有異心,
也沒有偏離你的道路。
19 你在豺狼出沒的地方壓碎我們,
使死亡的陰影籠罩我們。
20 倘若我們忘記我們的上帝,
或舉手向外邦的神明禱告,
21 上帝怎會不知道呢?
祂洞悉人心中的秘密。
22 為了你,我們終日出生入死,
被視為待宰的羊。
23 主啊,求你醒來,
你為何沉睡?
求你起來,不要永遠丟棄我們。
24 你為何掩面不理我們,
不理會我們所受的苦難和壓迫?
25 我們仆倒在地,橫臥在塵土中。
26 求你起來幫助我們,
施慈愛救贖我們。