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44:1 [To the chiefe Musician for the sonnes of Korah.] Wee haue heard with our eares, O God, our fathers haue told vs, what worke thou didst in their dayes, in the times of old.  
44:2 How thou didst driue out the heathen with thy hand, & plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out.  
44:3 For they got not the land in possession by their owne sword, neither did their owne arme saue them: but thy right hand, and thine arme, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a fauour vnto them.  
44:4 Thou art my King, O God: command deliuerances for Iacob.  
44:5 Through thee will wee push downe our enemies: through thy Name will wee tread them vnder that rise vp against vs.  
44:6 For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword saue me.  
44:7 But thou hast saued vs from our enemies, and hast put them to shame that hated vs.  
44:8 In God we boast all the day long: and praise thy Name for euer. Selah.  
44:9 But thou hast cast off and put vs to shame; and goest not forth with our armies.  
44:10 Thou makest vs to turne backe from the enemie: and they which hate vs, spoile for themselues.  
44:11 Thou hast giuen vs like sheepe appointed for meate: and hast scattered vs among the heathen. Margin Note
44:12 Thou sellest thy people for nought, and doest not increase thy wealth by their price. Margin Note
44:13 Thou makest vs a reproch to our neighbours, a scorne and a derision to them that are round about vs.  
44:14 Thou makest vs a by-word among the heathen: a shaking of the head among the people.  
44:15 My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face hath couered me.  
44:16 For the voice of him that reproacheth, and blasphemeth: by reason of the enemie and auenger.  
44:17 All this is come vpon vs; yet haue wee not forgotten thee, neither haue we dealt falsly in thy couenant.  
44:18 Our heart is not turned backe: neither haue our steps declined from thy way, Margin Note
44:19 Though thou hast sore broken vs in the place of dragons, and couered vs with the shadow of death.  
44:20 If wee haue forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange God:  
44:21 Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.  
44:22 Yea for thy sake are wee killed all the day long: wee are counted as sheepe for the slaughter.  
44:23 Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast vs not off for euer.  
44:24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face? and forgettest our affliction, and our oppression?  
44:25 For our soule is bowed downe to the dust; our belly cleaueth vnto the earth.  
44:26 Arise for our helpe, and redeeme vs for thy mercies sake. Margin Note