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Psalm 44

National Lament and Prayer for Help

To the leader. Of the Korahites. A Maskil.

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We have heard with our ears, O God,

our ancestors have told us,

what deeds you performed in their days,

in the days of old:


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Ps 44:1-26. In a time of great national distress, probably in David's reign, the Psalmist recounts God's gracious dealings in former times, and the confidence they had learned to repose in Him. After a vivid picture of their calamities, he humbly expostulates against God's apparent forgetfulness, reminding Him of their faithfulness and mourning their heavy sorrows.

1-3. This period is that of the settlement of Canaan (Jos 24:12; Jud 6:3).

have told—or, "related" (compare Ex 10:2).




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