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11 You make us retreat[a] before the foe;
    those who hate us plunder us at will.(A)
12 You hand us over like sheep to be slaughtered,
    scatter us among the nations.(B)

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  1. 44:11 You make us retreat: the corollary of Ps 44:3. Defeat, like victory, is God’s doing; neither Israel nor its enemies can claim credit (Ps 44:23).

14 You make us the reproach of our neighbors,(A)
    the mockery and scorn of those around us.
15 You make us a byword among the nations;
    the peoples shake their heads at us.
16 All day long my disgrace is before me;
    shame has covered my face
17 At the sound of those who taunt and revile,
    at the sight of the enemy and avenger.

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