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Psalm 44:3 New English Translation (NET Bible)

For they did not conquer[a] the land by their swords,
and they did not prevail by their strength,[b]
but rather by your power,[c] strength,[d] and good favor,[e]
for you were partial to[f] them.


  1. Psalm 44:3 tn Or “take possession of.”
  2. Psalm 44:3 tn Heb “and their arm did not save them.” The “arm” here symbolizes military strength.
  3. Psalm 44:3 tn Heb “your right hand.” The Lord’s “right hand” here symbolizes his power to protect and deliver (see Pss 17:7; 20:6; 21:8).
  4. Psalm 44:3 tn Heb “your arm.”
  5. Psalm 44:3 tn Heb “light of your face.” The idiom “light of your face” probably refers to a smile (see Eccl 8:1), which in turn suggests favor and blessing (see Num 6:25; Pss 4:6; 31:16; 67:1; 80:3, 7, 19; 89:15; Dan 9:17).
  6. Psalm 44:3 tn Or “favorable toward.”
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