New American Standard Bible
All this has come upon us, but we have not forgotten You, And we have not dealt falsely with Your covenant.
King James Bible
All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant.
Darby Bible Translation
All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely against thy covenant:
World English Bible
All this has come on us, yet have we not forgotten you, Neither have we been false to your covenant.
Young's Literal Translation
All this met us, and we did not forget Thee, Nor have we dealt falsely in Thy covenant.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
All this is come upon us - All these calamities. The connecting thought here is, that although all these things had come upon them, yet they could not be traced to their own infidelity or unfaithfulness to God. There was nothing in the national character, there were no circumstances at that time existing, there was no special unfaithfulness among the people, there was no such general forgetfulness of God, and no such general prevalence of idolatry as would account for what had occurred, or as would explain it. The nation was not then more deeply depraved than it had been at other times; but, on the contrary, there was among the people a prevalent regard for God and for his service. It was, therefore, a mystery to the author of the psalm, that these calamities had been suffered to come upon them at that time; it was an event the cause of which he desired to search out, Psalm 44:21.
Yet have we not forgotten thee - As a nation. That is, there was nothing special in the circumstances of the nation at that time which would call down the divine displeasure. We cannot suppose that the psalmist means to claim for the nation entire perfection, but only to affirm that the nation at that time was not characterized by any special forgetfulness of God, or prevalence of wickedness. All that is here said was true at the time when, as I have supposed, the psalm was written - the closing part of the reign of Josiah, or the period immeditely following.
Neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant - We have not been unfaithful to thy covenant; to the covenant which thou didst make with our fathers; to the commandments which thou hast given us. This can only mean that there was no such prevailing departure from the principles of that covenant as could account for this. The psalmist could not connect the existing state of things - the awful and unique discomfitures and calamities which had come upon the nation - with anything special in the character of the people, or in the religious condition of the nation.
LibraryThe Story of God's Mighty Acts
Now, my dear friends, this morning I intend to recall to your minds some of the wondrous things which God has done in the olden time. My aim and object will be to excite your minds to seek after the like; that looking back upon what God has done, you may be induced to look forward with the eye of expectation, hoping that he will again stretch forth his potent hand and his holy arm, and repeat those mighty acts he performed in ancient days. First, I shall speak of the marvellous stories which our …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
That they should put their confidence in God And not forget the works of God, But keep His commandments,
But turned back and acted treacherously like their fathers; They turned aside like a treacherous bow.
The cords of the wicked have encircled me, But I have not forgotten Your law.
Though I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget Your statutes.
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