Psalm 44[a]

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

We have heard it with our ears,(A) O God;
    our ancestors have told us(B)
what you did in their days,
    in days long ago.(C)

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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

Remember the nation you purchased(A) long ago,(B)
    the people of your inheritance,(C) whom you redeemed(D)
    Mount Zion,(E) where you dwelt.(F)

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I thought about the former days,(A)
    the years of long ago;

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Awake, awake,(A) arm(B) of the Lord,
    clothe yourself with strength!(C)
Awake, as in days gone by,
    as in generations of old.(D)
Was it not you who cut Rahab(E) to pieces,
    who pierced that monster(F) through?

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In all their distress he too was distressed,
    and the angel(A) of his presence(B) saved them.[a]
In his love and mercy he redeemed(C) them;
    he lifted them up and carried(D) them
    all the days of old.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 63:9 Or Savior in their distress. / It was no envoy or angel / but his own presence that saved them