|<< Psalm 44 >>|
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Oh God, we have heard with our ears, also our fathers related to us what you did in their days, in the former days:
2Your hand destroyed Gentiles, and you planted them, and you afflicted kingdoms, and you established them
3Because it was not by their sword that they inherited the land, neither their arms that saved them, but your right hand and your arm and the light of your face, for you were pleased with them.
4You are God, my King, for you commanded concerning the salvation of Jacob.
5By you we shall wound our enemies, and because of your Name we shall tread upon those who hate us.
6Because we have not trusted upon our bows, neither upon our armor, to save us.
7You have saved us from our haters and you have put our enemies to shame.
8We glorify you every day, oh God, and we shall confess your Name to eternity!
9Now you have forgotten us and you have shamed us and you do not go forth with our army.
10But you have turned us back and our enemies have plundered us.
11You have given us like sheep for food and you have scattered us among the Gentiles.
12And you have sold your people without a price and you have made no gain by their exchange.
13You have made us a reproach to our neighbors; a mockery and a laughingstock to those who are around us.
14You have made us a proverb among the Gentiles and a shaking of the head among the peoples.
15And all day my shame is in front of me and the shame of my face has covered me,
16From the voice that reproaches and insults, and from before the enemy who avenges.
17All these things were heaped up upon us and we have not forgotten you, neither have we dealt falsely in your covenant.
18And we have not turned our back, neither have we turned our steps from your road.
19Because you have humbled us in the place of dragons and you have covered us with the shadows of death.
20And we do not forget The Name of our God, neither have we stretched our hands to foreign gods.
21God searches into this, for he knows the purposes of the heart.
22For your sake we are being killed everyday, and we are accounted like lambs for slaughter.
23Awake and do not sleep, Lord Jehovah! Remember us and do not forget us!
24And do not turn your face from us, neither forget our humiliation and our afflictions!
25Because our soul is humbled upon the dust and our belly has cleaved to the Earth.
26Arise! Help us and save us because of your love!