Psalm 44:20
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New International Version
If we had forgotten the name of our God or spread out our hands to a foreign god,

New Living Translation
If we had forgotten the name of our God or spread our hands in prayer to foreign gods,

English Standard Version
If we had forgotten the name of our God or spread out our hands to a foreign god,

New American Standard Bible
If we had forgotten the name of our God Or extended our hands to a strange god,

King James Bible
If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If we had forgotten the name of our God and spread out our hands to a foreign god,

International Standard Version
If we had forgotten the name of our God or lifted our hands to a foreign god,

NET Bible
If we had rejected our God, and spread out our hands in prayer to another god,

New Heart English Bible
If we have forgotten the name of our God, or spread forth our hands to a strange god;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And we do not forget The Name of our God, neither have we stretched our hands to foreign gods.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If we forgot the name of our God or stretched out our hands to pray to another god,

JPS Tanakh 1917
If we had forgotten the name of our God, Or spread forth our hands to a strange god;

New American Standard 1977
If we had forgotten the name of our God,
            Or extended our hands to a strange god;

Jubilee Bible 2000
If we have forgotten the name of our God or stretched out our hands to a strange god,

King James 2000 Bible
If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;

American King James Version
If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;

American Standard Version
If we have forgotten the name of our God, Or spread forth our hands to a strange god;

Douay-Rheims Bible
If we have forgotten the name of our God, and if we have spread forth our hands to a strange god :

Darby Bible Translation
If we had forgotten the name of our God, and stretched out our hands to a strange god,

English Revised Version
If we have forgotten the name of our God, or spread forth our hands to a strange god;

Webster's Bible Translation
If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;

World English Bible
If we have forgotten the name of our God, or spread forth our hands to a strange god;

Young's Literal Translation
If we have forgotten the name of our God, And spread our hands to a strange God,
Study Bible
Redeem Us
19Yet You have crushed us in a place of jackals And covered us with the shadow of death. 20If we had forgotten the name of our God Or extended our hands to a strange god, 21Would not God find this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 6:14
"You shall not follow other gods, any of the gods of the peoples who surround you,

Psalm 78:11
They forgot His deeds And His miracles that He had shown them.

Psalm 81:9
"Let there be no strange god among you; Nor shall you worship any foreign god.
Treasury of Scripture

If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;

If we

Psalm 44:17 All this is come on us; yet have we not forgotten you, neither have …

Psalm 7:3-5 O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands…

Job 31:5 If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot has hurried to deceit;

stretched

Psalm 68:31 Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out …

Exodus 9:29 And Moses said to him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will …

1 Kings 8:22 And Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of …

Job 11:13 If you prepare your heart, and stretch out your hands toward him;

Verse 20. - If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out (rather, spread out) our hands to a strange god. If Israel had either forgotten the true God (see above, ver. 17) or fallen away to the worship of false or strange gods - then her ill success against her foreign enemies would have been fully accounted for, since it would only have been in accordance with the threatenings of the Law (Leviticus 26:14-17; Deuteronomy 28:15-23); but as she had done neither of these things, her defeats and depressed condition seemed to the psalmist wholly unaccountable. We trace here the same current belief, which comes out so strongly in the Book of Job - the belief that calamities were, almost of necessity, punishments for sin; and that when they occurred, and there had been no known precedent misconduct, the case was abnormal and extraordinary. If we have forgotten the name of our God,.... As antichrist, and the antichristian party did in those times, Daniel 11:36;

or stretched out our hands to a strange god; as not to any of the Heathen deities under the Pagan persecutions, so not to any images of gold, silver, brass, and wood, under the Papal tyranny; not to the Virgin Mary, nor to angels and saints departed; nor to the breaden God in the mass, never heard of before; see Daniel 11:38. 20, 21. A solemn appeal to God to witness their constancy.

stretched out … hands—gesture of worship (Ex 9:29; Ps 88:9).44:17-26 In afflictions, we must not seek relief by any sinful compliance; but should continually meditate on the truth, purity, and knowledge of our heart-searching God. Hearts sins and secret sins are known to God, and must be reckoned for. He knows the secret of the heart, therefore judges of the words and actions. While our troubles do not drive us from our duty to God, we should not suffer them to drive us from our comfort in God. Let us take care that prosperity and ease do not render us careless and lukewarm. The church of God cannot be prevailed on by persecution to forget God; the believer's heart does not turn back from God. The Spirit of prophecy had reference to those who suffered unto death, for the testimony of Christ. Observe the pleas used, ver. 25,26. Not their own merit and righteousness, but the poor sinner's pleas. None that belong to Christ shall be cast off, but every one of them shall be saved, and that for ever. The mercy of God, purchased, promised, and constantly flowing forth, and offered to believers, does away every doubt arising from our sins; while we pray in faith, Redeem us for thy mercies' sake.
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