Psalm 44:24
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English Standard Version
Why do you hide your face? Why do you forget our affliction and oppression?

King James Bible
Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?

American Standard Version
Wherefore hidest thou thy face, And forgettest our affliction and our oppression?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why turnest thou face away? and forgettest our want and our trouble?

English Revised Version
Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?

Webster's Bible Translation
Why hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 44:18-22) If Israel compares its conduct towards God with this its lot, it cannot possibly regard it as a punishment that it has justly incurred. Construed with the accusative, בּוא signifies, as in Psalm 35:8; Psalm 36:12, to come upon one, and more especially of an evil lot and of powers that are hostile. שׁקּר, to lie or deceive, with בּ of the object on whom the deception or treachery is practised, as in Psalm 89:34. In Psalm 44:19 אשּׁוּר is construed as fem., exactly as in Job 31:8; the fut. consec. is also intended as such (as e.g., in Job 3:10; Numbers 16:14): that our step should have declined from, etc.; inward apostasy is followed by outward wandering and downfall. This is therefore not one of the many instances in which the לא of one clause also has influence over the clause that follows (Ges. 152, 3). כּי, Psalm 44:20, has the sense of quod: we have not revolted against Thee, that Thou shouldest on that account have done to us the thing which is now befallen us. Concerning תּנּיּם vid., Isaiah 13:22. A "place of jackals" is, like a habitation of dragons (Jeremiah 10:22), the most lonesome and terrible wilderness; the place chosen was, according to this, an inhospitable מדבר, far removed from the dwellings of men. כּסּה is construed with על of the person covered, and with בּ of that with which (1 Samuel 19:13) he is covered: Thou coveredst us over with deepest darkness (vid., Psalm 23:4). אם, Psalm 44:21, is not that of asseveration (verily we have not forgotten), but, as the interrogatory apodosis Psalm 44:22 shows, conditional: if we have ( equals should have) forgotten. This would not remain hidden from Him who knoweth the heart, for the secrets of men's hearts are known to Him. Both the form and matter here again strongly remind one of Job 31, more especially Job 31:4; cf. also on תּעלמות, Job 11:6; Job 28:11.

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Wherefore

Psalm 10:1,11 Why stand you afar off, O LORD? why hide you yourself in times of trouble...

Psalm 13:1 How long will you forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long will you hide your face from me?

Psalm 43:1-4 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man...

Deuteronomy 32:20 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very fraudulent generation...

Job 13:24 Why hide you your face, and hold me for your enemy?

forgettest

Psalm 74:19,23 O deliver not the soul of your turtledove to the multitude of the wicked: forget not the congregation of your poor for ever...

Exodus 2:23,24 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage...

Isaiah 40:27,28 Why say you, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God...

Revelation 6:9,10 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God...

Cross References
Job 13:24
Why do you hide your face and count me as your enemy?

Psalm 13:1
How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?

Psalm 42:9
I say to God, my rock: "Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?"

Psalm 88:14
O LORD, why do you cast my soul away? Why do you hide your face from me?

Psalm 89:46
How long, O LORD? Will you hide yourself forever? How long will your wrath burn like fire?

Isaiah 45:15
Truly, you are a God who hides himself, O God of Israel, the Savior.

Lamentations 5:20
Why do you forget us forever, why do you forsake us for so many days?

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