Psalm 44:23
New International Version
Awake, Lord! Why do you sleep? Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever.

New Living Translation
Wake up, O Lord! Why do you sleep? Get up! Do not reject us forever.

English Standard Version
Awake! Why are you sleeping, O Lord? Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever!

Berean Study Bible
Wake up, O Lord! Why are You sleeping? Arise! Do not reject us forever.

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.

Christian Standard Bible
Wake up, LORD! Why are you sleeping? Get up! Don't reject us forever!

Contemporary English Version
Wake up! Do something, Lord! Why are you sleeping? Don't desert us forever.

Good News Translation
Wake up, Lord! Why are you asleep? Rouse yourself! Don't reject us forever!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Wake up, LORD! Why are You sleeping? Get up! Don't reject us forever!

International Standard Version
Wake up! Why are you asleep, Lord? Get up! Don't cast us off forever!

NET Bible
Rouse yourself! Why do you sleep, O Lord? Wake up! Do not reject us forever!

New Heart English Bible
Wake up. Why do you sleep, Lord? Arise. Do not reject us forever.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Awake and do not sleep, Lord Jehovah! Remember us and do not forget us!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Wake up! Why are you sleeping, O Lord? Awake! Do not reject us forever!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Awake, why sleepest Thou, O Lord? Arouse Thyself, cast not off for ever.

New American Standard 1977
Arouse Thyself, why dost Thou sleep, O Lord? Awake, do not reject us forever.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? Arise, do not cast us off for ever.

King James 2000 Bible
Awake, why sleep you, O Lord? arise, cast us not off forever.

American King James Version
Awake, why sleep you, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.

American Standard Version
Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? Arise, cast us not off for ever.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Awake, wherefore sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, and do not cast us off for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Arise, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, and cast us not off to the end.

Darby Bible Translation
Awake, why sleepest thou, Lord? arise, cast [us] not off for ever.

English Revised Version
Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
Awake, why sleepest thou, O 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.
Study Bible
Redeem Us
22Yet for Your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered. 23Wake up, O Lord! Why are You sleeping? Arise! Do not reject us forever. 24Why do You hide Your face and forget our misery and oppression?…
Cross References
Psalm 7:6
Arise, O LORD, in Your anger; rise up against the fury of my enemies. Awake, my God, and ordain judgment.

Psalm 35:23
Awake and rise to my defense, to my cause, my God and my Lord!

Psalm 77:7
"Will the Lord spurn us forever and never show His favor again?

Psalm 78:65
Then the Lord awoke as from sleep, like a warrior overcome by wine.

Daniel 9:19
O Lord, listen! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, hear and act! For Your sake, O my God, do not delay, because Your city and Your people bear Your name."

Treasury of Scripture

Awake, why sleep you, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.

Awake

Psalm 7:6
Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.

Psalm 12:5
For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.

Psalm 35:23
Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.

cast

Psalm 40:9
I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.

Psalm 74:1
Maschil of Asaph. O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?

Psalm 88:14
LORD, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me?







Lexicon
Wake up,
ע֤וּרָה ׀ (‘ū·rāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5782: To rouse oneself, awake

O Lord!
אֲדֹנָ֑י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 136: The Lord

Why
לָ֖מָּה (lām·māh)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

are You sleeping?
תִישַׁ֥ן ׀ (ṯî·šan)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3462: To be slack, languid, sleep, to grow old, stale, inveterate

Arise!
הָ֝קִ֗יצָה (hā·qî·ṣāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6974: Arise, be awake, watch

Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

reject us forever.
תִּזְנַ֥ח (tiz·naḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2186: Reject, forsake, fail
(23) Why sleepest.--Comp. Psalm 7:6, and see refs.

Verses 23-26. - The appeal to God is now made, after the case has been fully represented. God has always hitherto maintained the cause of his people, and given them victory over their enemies, unless they had fallen away from him (vers. 1-8). Now he has acted otherwise - he has allowed their enemies to triumph (vers. 9-16). And they have given him no reason for his desertion of them (vers. 17-22). Surely, if they call upon him, and plead their cause before him, he will relent, and come to their aid. The appeal, therefore, is made briefly, but in the most moving terms. Verse 23. - Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? The psalmist does not really believe that Jehovah "sleeps." The heathen might so imagine of their gods (1 Kings 18:27), but not an Israelite. An Israelite would be sure that "he that keepeth Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps" (Psalm 121:4). The writer consciously uses an anthropomorphism, really intending only to call on God to rouse himself from his inaction, and lay it aside, and come to Israel's aid. Arise (see Psalm 7:6; Psalm 9:19; Psalm 10:12, etc.). Cast us not off for ever (comp. ver. 9). Under the existing peril, for God to cast off his people will be to cast them off for ever. They had no strength of their own that could save them. 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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