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Passage Lookup: Psalms 44-45

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Psalms 44:1
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For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A maskil.[b]

We have heard it with our ears,(a) O God; our ancestors have told us(b) what you did in their days, in days long ago.(c)
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Psalms 44:2
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With your hand you drove out(d) the nations and planted(e) our ancestors; you crushed(f) the peoples and made our ancestors flourish.(g)
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Psalms 44:3
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It was not by their sword(h) that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand,(i) your arm,(j) and the light(k) of your face, for you loved(l) them.
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Psalms 44:4
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You are my King(m) and my God,(n) who decrees[c] victories(o) for Jacob.
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Psalms 44:5
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Through you we push back(p) our enemies; through your name we trample(q) our foes.
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Psalms 44:6
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I put no trust in my bow,(r) my sword does not bring me victory;
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Psalms 44:7
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but you give us victory(s) over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame.(t)
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Psalms 44:8
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In God we make our boast(u) all day long,(v) and we will praise your name forever.[d](w)
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Psalms 44:9
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But now you have rejected(x) and humbled us;(y) you no longer go out with our armies.(z)
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Psalms 44:10
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You made us retreat(aa) before the enemy, and our adversaries have plundered(ab) us.
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Psalms 44:11
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You gave us up to be devoured like sheep(ac) and have scattered us among the nations.(ad)
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Psalms 44:12
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You sold your people for a pittance,(ae) gaining nothing from their sale.
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Psalms 44:13
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You have made us a reproach(af) to our neighbors,(ag) the scorn(ah) and derision(ai) of those around us.
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Psalms 44:14
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You have made us a byword(aj) among the nations; the peoples shake their heads(ak) at us.
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Psalms 44:15
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I live in disgrace(al) all day long, and my face is covered with shame(am)
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Psalms 44:16
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at the taunts(an) of those who reproach and revile(ao) me, because of the enemy, who is bent on revenge.(ap)
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Psalms 44:17
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All this came upon us, though we had not forgotten(aq) you; we had not been false to your covenant.
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Psalms 44:18
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Our hearts had not turned(ar) back; our feet had not strayed from your path.
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Psalms 44:19
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But you crushed(as) us and made us a haunt for jackals;(at) you covered us over with deep darkness.(au)
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Psalms 44:20
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If we had forgotten(av) the name of our God or spread out our hands to a foreign god,(aw)
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Psalms 44:21
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would not God have discovered it, since he knows the secrets of the heart?(ax)
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Psalms 44:22
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Yet for your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep(ay) to be slaughtered.(az)
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Psalms 44:23
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Awake,(ba) Lord! Why do you sleep?(bb) Rouse yourself!(bc) Do not reject us forever.(bd)
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Psalms 44:24
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Why do you hide your face(be) and forget(bf) our misery and oppression?(bg)
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Psalms 44:25
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We are brought down to the dust;(bh) our bodies cling to the ground.
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Psalms 44:26
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Rise up(bi) and help us; rescue(bj) us because of your unfailing love.(bk)
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Psalms 45:1
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For the director of music. To the tune of "Lilies." Of the Sons of Korah. A maskil.[b] A wedding song.(a)

My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.
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Psalms 45:2
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You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace,(b) since God has blessed you forever.(c)
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Psalms 45:3
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Gird your sword(d) on your side, you mighty one;(e) clothe yourself with splendor and majesty.(f)
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Psalms 45:4
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In your majesty ride forth victoriously(g) in the cause of truth, humility and justice;(h) let your right hand(i) achieve awesome deeds.(j)
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Psalms 45:5
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Let your sharp arrows(k) pierce the hearts(l) of the king's enemies;(m) let the nations fall beneath your feet.
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Psalms 45:6
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Your throne, O God,[c] will last for ever and ever;(n) a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
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Psalms 45:7
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You love righteousness(o) and hate wickedness;(p) therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing(q) you with the oil of joy.(r)
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Psalms 45:8
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All your robes are fragrant(s) with myrrh(t) and aloes(u) and cassia;(v) from palaces adorned with ivory(w) the music of the strings(x) makes you glad.
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Psalms 45:9
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Daughters of kings(y) are among your honored women; at your right hand(z) is the royal bride(aa) in gold of Ophir.(ab)
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Psalms 45:10
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Listen, daughter,(ac) and pay careful attention:(ad) Forget your people(ae) and your father's house.
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Psalms 45:11
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Let the king be enthralled by your beauty;(af) honor(ag) him, for he is your lord.(ah)
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Psalms 45:12
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The city of Tyre(ai) will come with a gift,[d](aj) people of wealth will seek your favor.
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Psalms 45:13
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All glorious(ak) is the princess within her chamber; her gown is interwoven with gold.(al)
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Psalms 45:14
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In embroidered garments(am) she is led to the king;(an) her virgin companions(ao) follow her— those brought to be with her.
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Psalms 45:15
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Led in with joy and gladness,(ap) they enter the palace of the king.
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Psalms 45:16
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Your sons will take the place of your fathers; you will make them princes(aq) throughout the land.
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Psalms 45:17
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I will perpetuate your memory through all generations;(ar) therefore the nations will praise you(as) for ever and ever.(at)
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