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Psalms 44 - NIV

[a]For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A maskil.Title: Probably a literary or musical term


We have heard it with our ears, O God;
our ancestors have told us
what you did in their days,
in days long ago.

2 With your hand you drove out the nations
and planted our ancestors;
you crushed the peoples
and made our ancestors flourish.

3 It was not by their sword that they won the land,
nor did their arm bring them victory;
it was your right hand, your arm,
and the light of your face, for you loved them.


You are my King and my God,
who decrees[b] victories for Jacob.

5 Through you we push back our enemies;
through your name we trample our foes.

6 I put no trust in my bow,
my sword does not bring me victory;

7 but you give us victory over our enemies,
you put our adversaries to shame.

8 In God we make our boast all day long,
and we will praise your name forever.[c]


But now you have rejected and humbled us;
you no longer go out with our armies.

10 You made us retreat before the enemy,
and our adversaries have plundered us.

11 You gave us up to be devoured like sheep
and have scattered us among the nations.

12 You sold your people for a pittance,
gaining nothing from their sale.


You have made us a reproach to our neighbors,
the scorn and derision of those around us.

14 You have made us a byword among the nations;
the peoples shake their heads at us.

15 I live in disgrace all day long,
and my face is covered with shame

16 at the taunts of those who reproach and revile me,
because of the enemy, who is bent on revenge.


All this came upon us,
though we had not forgotten you;
we had not been false to your covenant.

18 Our hearts had not turned back;
our feet had not strayed from your path.

19 But you crushed us and made us a haunt for jackals;
you covered us over with deep darkness.


If we had forgotten the name of our God
or spread out our hands to a foreign god,

21 would not God have discovered it,
since he knows the secrets of the heart?

22 Yet for your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.


Awake, Lord! Why do you sleep?
Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever.

24 Why do you hide your face
and forget our misery and oppression?


We are brought down to the dust;
our bodies cling to the ground.

26 Rise up and help us;
rescue us because of your unfailing love.


a. Psalms 44:1 In Hebrew texts 44:1-26 is numbered 44:2-27.
b. Psalms 44:4 Septuagint, Aquila and Syriac; Hebrew King, O God;command
c. Psalms 44:8 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

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Shared by: John Lowe on Apr, 2015
Summary: Did you notice that the Bible always talks about the right hand of God; never the left. Why is that? Well, I can’t tell you for sure, but it could be that the right hand was thought of as the strong hand, and the right arm the strong arm.
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Shared by: Tom Fuller on Mar, 2013
Summary: These three psalms give us a wonderful picture of salvation, the Bride of Christ, and Jesus the Warrior King who rules for truth, justice, and humility.
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Scripture: Psalms 44:1-46:11
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Views: 946
Patrick BERTHALON avatar
Shared by: Patrick BERTHALON on May, 2011
Summary: Full sermon speaking of the delay God is allowing. Things do not go as we alsways think, but our hope is on Him.
Scripture: Psalms 44:1-26
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 524
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Shared by: Patrick BERTHALON on Feb, 2011
Summary: Attendre le Réveil selon le Psaume 44
Scripture: Psalms 44:1-23
Denomination: Assembly Of God
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Ed Vasicek avatar
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Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Aug, 2010
Summary: When one of the Sons of Korah looked at the current horrible disasters, he could not understand why God allowed these things. Like him, we struggle with reconciling God’s character and what God permits, especially when it strikes close to home.
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Scripture: Psalms 44:1-26
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 903
Nathan Johnson avatar
Shared by: Nathan Johnson on Feb, 2009
Summary: We are sometimes a forgetful people when there is so much that God has done. These things are good to remember for our encouragement, past, present and future.
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 44:1-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 6,565
Ralph Andrus avatar
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Shared by: Ralph Andrus on May, 2008
Summary: LIVING IN REALITY ❶ Ps 44:1-3 Remember God Does Give Victory ❷ Ps 44:4-8 Remember God Is Worthy To Be Trusted ❸ Ps 44:9-26 - Remember It’s OK To Ask Why ❹ The Course of Action v. 1,6,8,17,18
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Scripture: Psalms 44:1-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 818
Tony Abram avatar
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Shared by: Tony Abram on Jul, 2007
Summary: The Favor of God will Produce Blessings! We through life endeavor to get the favor of people. Whether we are in sales, trying to get the favor of an account or a young man interested in a young lady, a child with his father, a student with his teacher, w
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Larry Brincefield avatar
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Shared by: Larry Brincefield on May, 2007
Summary: A study of the word "victory" in Scripture
Scripture: Psalms 44:3
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 845
Scott Carmer avatar
Lost and Confused
Shared by: Scott Carmer on Jun, 2006
Summary: Confusion sometimes stalks us. Comfort comes from Psalm 55. "Even while thousands are lined up against me, God hears it all...Pile your trouble on God’s shoulders, he’ll carry your load" (55:18,22).
Series: Lost
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Gary Stebbins avatar
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Shared by: Gary Stebbins on Dec, 2005
Summary: We boast about many things ... should we not verbally confess the goodness of God and boast in who He is and what He has done for us.
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 44:1-8
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John Gerald avatar
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Shared by: John Gerald on Nov, 2004
Summary: Statistics and Warnings Against Gambling
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Scripture: Psalms 44:12
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 679
Ken Kersten avatar
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Shared by: Ken Kersten on Jul, 2004
Summary: This sermon examines our Christian heritage, the separation of Church and state and its effects on American Society since 1962.
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Scripture: Psalms 44:1
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Shared by: Greg Newton on Feb, 2004
Summary: Using the weapons that we have to win the battles that are before us.
based on 29 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
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Christopher Williams avatar
Victory or Defeat?
Shared by: Christopher Williams on Feb, 2004
Summary: Victory or Defeat?
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 44:7-26
Views: 706
Kevin Higgins avatar
Boasting in the Greatness of God
Shared by: Kevin Higgins on Jul, 2003
Summary: Believers have great reason to boast in God.
based on 23 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 44:8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 9,382
Bob Whitchurch avatar
The Voices of A Nation
Shared by: Bob Whitchurch on Sep, 2001
Summary: In Response to the vicious attack upon our Nation, a call for God’s People to repent,turn to God before we beseech Him to go before us.
based on 10 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 654
Paul Apple avatar
Temporary Defeat
Shared by: Paul Apple on Oct, 2000
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Scripture: Psalms 44:1-26
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,404
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Encourage Yourself In The Lord
Shared by: Jim Mooney on Jan, 2001
Summary: In moments of distress you can encourage yourself in the Lord.
based on 194 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
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