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15 All day long I feel humiliated[a]
and am overwhelmed with shame,[b]
16 before the vindictive enemy
who ridicules and insults me.[c]
17 All this has happened to us, even though we have not rejected you[d]
or violated your covenant with us.[e]

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  1. Psalm 44:15 tn Heb “all the day my humiliation [is] in front of me.”
  2. Psalm 44:15 tn Heb “and the shame of my face covers me.”
  3. Psalm 44:16 tn Heb “from the voice of one who ridicules and insults, from the face of an enemy and an avenger.” See Ps 8:2.
  4. Psalm 44:17 tn Heb “we have not forgotten you.” To “forget” God refers here to worshiping false gods and thereby refusing to recognize his sovereignty (see v. 20, as well as Deut 8:19; Judg 3:7; 1 Sam 12:9; Isa 17:10; Jer 3:21; Ps 9:17).Thus the translation “we have not rejected you” has been used.
  5. Psalm 44:17 tn Heb “and we did not deal falsely with your covenant.”