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

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

23 Awake,(K) Lord! Why do you sleep?(L)
    Rouse yourself!(M) Do not reject us forever.(N)
24 Why do you hide your face(O)
    and forget(P) our misery and oppression?(Q)

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

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