New American Standard Bible
Arouse Yourself, why do You sleep, O Lord? Awake, do not reject us forever.
King James Bible
Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.
Darby Bible Translation
Awake, why sleepest thou, Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.
World English Bible
Wake up! Why do you sleep, Lord? Arise! Don't reject us forever.
Young's Literal Translation
Stir up -- why dost Thou sleep, O Lord? Awake, cast us not off for ever.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Awake, why sleepest thou? - This is a solemn and earnest appeal to God to interpose in their behalf, as if he were "asleep," or were regardless of their sufferings. Compare Psalm 3:7, note; Psalm 7:6, note; Psalm 35:23, note.
Arise, cast us not off for ever - Do not forsake us always. Compare Psalm 44:9. He had seemed to have cast them off; to have forgotten them; to have forsaken them utterly, and the psalmist, in the name of the people, calls on him not entirely to abandon them.
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
Arise, O LORD, in Your anger; Lift up Yourself against the rage of my adversaries, And arouse Yourself for me; You have appointed judgment.
Stir up Yourself, and awake to my right And to my cause, my God and my Lord.
Will the Lord reject forever? And will He never be favorable again?
Then the Lord awoke as if from sleep, Like a warrior overcome by wine.
"O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and take action! For Your own sake, O my God, do not delay, because Your city and Your people are called by Your name."
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