| ||WE have heard with our ears, O God,|
Our fathers have told us,
What work thou didst in their days,
In the days of old.
| ||Thou didst drive out the nations with thy hand;|
But them thou didst plant:
Thou didst afflict the peoples;
But them thou didst spread abroad.
| ||For they gat not the land in possession by their own sword,|
Neither did their own arm save them;
But thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance,
Because thou wast favorable unto them.
| ||Thou art my King, O God:|
Command deliverance 1 for Jacob.
| ||Through thee will we push down our adversaries:|
Through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.
| ||For I will not trust in my bow,|
Neither shall my sword save me.
| ||But thou hast saved us from our adversaries,|
And hast put them to shame that hate us.
| ||In God have we made our boast all the day long,|
And we will give thanks unto thy name for ever. [Selah
| ||But now thou hast cast us off, and brought us to dishonor,|
And goest not forth with our hosts.
| ||Thou makest us to turn back from the adversary;|
And they that hate us take spoil for themselves.
| ||Thou hast made us like sheep appointed for food,|
And hast scattered us among the nations.
| ||Thou sellest thy people for nought,|
And hast not increased thy wealth by their price.
| ||Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbors,|
A scoffing and a derision to them that are round about us.
| ||Thou makest us a byword among the nations,|
A shaking of the head among the peoples.
| ||All the day long is my dishonor before me,|
And the shame of my face hath covered me,
| ||For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth,|
By reason of the enemy and the avenger.
| ||All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee,|
Neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant.
| ||Our heart is not turned back,|
Neither have our steps declined from thy way,
| ||That 2 thou hast sore broken us in the place of jackals,|
And covered us with the shadow of death.
| ||If we have forgotten the name of our God,|
Or spread forth our hands to a strange god;
| ||Will not God search this out?|
For he knoweth the secrets of the heart.
| ||Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long;|
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
| ||Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord?|
Arise, cast us not off for ever.
| ||Wherefore hidest thou thy face,|
And forgettest our affliction and our oppression?
| ||For our soul is bowed down to the dust:|
Our body cleaveth unto the earth.
| ||Rise up for our help,|
And redeem us for thy lovingkindness sake.