2 u My soul thirsts for God, for v the living God. Psalm 44:1 > We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old. Chapter 44. Let him that glories, glory in the Lord. And the shame of my face has covered me, Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. Those fathers were careful to tell them what God did in generations past. Psalm 44:6 "For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me." You afflicted the peoples, and cast them out. You drove out the nations with Your hand, but them You planted: Those of the elder generation told the psalmist of the great work God did when He drove out the Canaanites and planted Israel in the land promised to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. HINT: Since there are such a large number of resources on this page (>10,000 links) you might consider beginning with the more recent commentaries that briefly discuss all 150 Psalms - Paul Apple (750 pages), Thomas Constable, David Guzik, Bob Utley.For more devotional thoughts consider Spurgeon's The Treasury of … You make us a byword among the nations, Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest and teachest. You can check these in your browser security settings. Our body clings to the ground. "We will tread them under" (Psalms 44:5). Broken us: “Better to be broken by God than from God. A scorn and a derision to those all around us. Of the Sons of Korah. Click a verse to see commentary Select a resource above ... Psalm 44 National Lament and Prayer for Help. We have heard with our ears, O God, Observe the pleas used, verses 25,26. The deeds You did in their days, Commentary on Psalms 44 ← Prior Chapter. “The distress of God’s people deepens with every line of verses 10-12, with rout, spoil, slaughter, scattering and slavery.” (Kidner), ii. But You have cast us off and put us to shame, This feeling or sense was powerfully captured when Jesus slept in the boat on the stormy Sea of Galilee. Command victories for Jacob. We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. “They who are not brought into this state of humiliation by outward sufferings, should bring themselves into it by inward mortification and self-denial, by contrition and abasement, if they would put up such prayers as the Majesty of heaven will deign to accept and answer.” (Horne). And You do not go out with our armies. We don’t know when the psalms were gathered into five books, but the separation dates back to before our oldest manuscripts, compiled in the Masoretic Text. From the Geneva Notes. The title is similar to the forty-second, and although this is no proof that it is by the same author it makes it highly probable. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. The 44th Psalm for this Psalm 44 message… I accidentally skipped this psalm last time and went to Psalm 45. Verse 11 tells us that the Jews have been defeated and scattered among the heathens, which can only be a reference to the Exile: 44:11:Thou hast given us like sheep appointed for meat; and hast scattered us among the heathen. Remembering that God performed mighty deeds […] Through You we will push down our enemies; “They made their mouths as it were books, wherein the noble acts of the Lord might be read to his praise, and to the drawing of their children’s hearts unto him.” (Trapp). Their armies were turned back and plundered; the people were sold into slavery, they were made a reproach and a by-word among the nations of the earth. You make us turn back from the enemy, And those who hate us have taken spoil for themselves. i. Because of the enemy and the avenger. All this has come upon us; Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. a. Bible > Bible Commentary; Charles H. Spurgeon’s Treasury of David; Psalm; Psalm 44; Charles H. Spurgeon’s Treasury of David << Psalm 43 | Psalm 44 | Psalm 45 >> (Read all of Psalm 44) Exposition - Explanatory Notes and Quaint Sayings Hints to the Village Preacher TITLE. A Maskil. c. My dishonor is continually before me, and the shame of my face has covered me: The psalmist was brought low, and not only because of the defeat and disgrace suffered from their enemies. You have given us up like sheep intendedfor food, And have scattered us among the nations. “The arresting fact is, that here is a song revealing an experience of defeat and humiliation, and consequently of suffering, for which no cause is to be found in the conduct of the sufferers.” (Morgan), iii. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. i. And redeem us for Your mercies’ sake. Psalm 44 English Standard Version (ESV) Come to Our Help To the choirmaster. “The early church used the psalm to celebrate the ascension of Jesus, a practice that is commonly … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 47" b. seem at first sight to indicate post-exilic times for the composition of this psalm; but there were deportations before the exile (cf. To the choirmaster. For He knows the secrets of the heart. Such sufferings are part of the high and holy privilege of fellowship with God.” (Morgan). i. e. In God we boast all day long, and praise Your name forever: We may suppose that this praise was both for what God had done (in the distant and recent past) and in anticipation for what God would do in answer to the present prayer. You have cast us off and put us to shame: The psalmist now stated his great present need. Do not cast us off forever: The psalmist had the depth of relationship with God to speak this freely, and God had the love and grace to not only hear it, but also to record such a prayer in His word. In verse 17 he says, “All this has come upon us, yet we have not forgotten you, or been false to your covenant.” He denies that Israel has been faithless or gone after other gods. He made his final appeal not on the basis of what Israel deserved, but for the sake of God’s mercy (lovingkindness). b. 1. In it the church is taught, I. For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me. For Your sake are the important words. In days of old: We may request cookies to be set on your device. Because You favored them. Psalms 119:44 - So I will keep Your law continually, Forever and ever. They felt that God did not fight for Israel and therefore they were without hope in battle. ii. Why do You hide Your face, v. The Apostle Paul quoted Psalm 44:22 in Romans 8:35-36. i. Arise for our help: “A short, but sweet and comprehensive prayer, much to the point, clear, simple, urgent, as all prayers should be.” (Spurgeon), ii. In the Greek Septuagint version of the bible, and in its Latin translation in the Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 43 in a slightly different numbering system. i. a. EasyEnglish Psalms Tweet: Tell your friends about this website! The sense is that even in such terrible defeat and disgrace, none of this can separate us from the love of Christ or change our destiny as being more than conquerors in Him. Instead the psalm leaves him with trusting God even in his pain and disappointment. ii. Psalm 44 Bible Commentary. Book 1 (Psalms 1 - 41) » Psalms 1-41 in one file [or download in RTF format] Psalm 1: The Two Ways … 78:3; Ex. i. 1-8 Former experiences of God's power and goodness are strong supports to faith, and powerful pleas in prayer under present calamities. In God we boast all day long, It … These short commentaries are based on Level A EasyEnglish (about 1200 word vocabulary) by Gordon Churchyard. 2 Responses to “A Pastoral Commentary on the Psalms – Psalm 44” Deborah says: 12/01/2009 at 8:13 am. Audio Commentary: Psalm 44 Psalm 44. The Psalm does not answer this, unless 44:22 is the key to the whole Psalm. God has saved them from their foes (44:7) and tread down any of the enemies that had previously risen up (44:5). What do you do when the bad days come? GodRules Store: Bargains; New Releases; Best Sellers ; Your Own Online Business News/Reviews: World News ; Movie Reviews ; Book Search Are you a Christian? Christ, by his Spirit, went forth conquering and to conquer; and he that planted a church for himself in the world, will support it by the same power and goodness. It … Psalm 44 is a lament psalm. But for the psalmist it is obvious that Israel is innocent. The Study Bookmark for Psalms 42-72 (Book II): [ view sample ] 1 per page [ pdf ] 4 per page [ pdf ] Introduction. But it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your countenance, The many victories Israel obtained, were not by their own strength or merit, but by God's favour and free grace. "The Story of God's Mighty Acts: Psalm 44:1," Charles H. Spurgeon, 1859. With confidence, the psalmist anticipated the answers to his prayers as if already done. Or Psalm 42/43? From the Commentary on the Whole Bible … on StudyLight.org If we had forgotten the name of our God, Without developing the thought, this psalm suggests a revolutionary concept to the Old Testament man or woman of God: suffering may not be a punishment, but a battle scar, “the price of loyalty in a world which is at war with God.” (Kidner), iv. And those who hate us have taken spoil for themselves. The church of God cannot be prevailed on by persecution to forget God; the believer's heart does not turn back from God. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. So, we’ll circle back and cover this psalm now. Selah: “A pause comes in fitly here, when we are about to descend from the highest to the lowest key. It is a psalm calculated for a day of fasting and humiliation upon occasion of some public calamity, either pressing or threatening. A maskil. Would not God search this out? To own with thankfulness, to the glory of God, the great things God has done for their fathers (v. 1-8). The Spirit of prophecy had reference to those who suffered unto death, for the testimony of Christ. “As if we were only meant to be killed, and made on purpose to be victims; as if it were as easy and as innocent a thing to slay us as to slaughter sheep.” (Spurgeon), ii. #Ps. Psalm 44 commentary 1. Psalm 44 Matthew Henry's Commentary. “This is a freedom of speech which can only be allowed to inspired men; and in their mouths it is always to be figuratively understood.” (Clarke), ii. The author of Hebrews makes the point immediately in this book that Jesus Christ is God’s final speech. c. I will not trust in my bow, nor shall my sword save me: Speaking on behalf of Israel, the psalmist assured God that their faith was in God and His power, not in their own strength or skill. 44:8. boasted ‒ give thanks ; all day long ‒ forever "Selah" See Introduction to Psalms, VII and note at Ps. Arise! Kidner observed, “It was treating the prayer as a Christian inheritance, not merely an Israelite relic.”. None that belong to Christ shall be cast off, but every one of them shall be saved, and that for ever. Submitted by admin on Tue, 2006-08-22 11:07. Psalm 44 - For the director of music. Through Your name we will trample those who rise up against us. And in it, we’ll see the psalmist: 1. Psalm 144 – War and Peace. You make us turn back from the enemy, i. Next » Chapter 45. Click on the different category headings to find out more. But the writer of Psalm 44 disagrees–at least concerning his own time and situation. Hearts sins and secret sins are known to God, and must be reckoned for. The disciples feared they would perish as He slept and cried out for Jesus to awake. To the leader. This is applicable to the planting of the Christian church in the world, which was not by any human policy or power. Commentary for Psalms 44 . We note that these were battles and conquests that happened long before the generation immediately before the time of the psalmist. i. The psalmist did not actually believe that God was asleep, but it felt to him so. The believer must have times of temptation, affliction, and discouragement; the church must have seasons of persecution. We cry out to God for help, but it seems as though He is sleeping. (For this Psalm 45 commentary) Psalm 45 in Hebrews 1. b. Rashi 's Commentary: Show Hide. Commentary on Psalms 46 Next Chapter → ← Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources ← Back to all Commentaries. We look to God and say, "Hey, I never signed up for this." From Wesley's Notes. The mention of the covenant was of special purpose. God had cast the nation off, and went forth no more with their hosts. Psalms 44:1-8 Former experiences of God's power and goodness are strong supports to faith, and powerful pleas in prayer under present calamities. © 2020 Christianity.com. For our soul is bowed down to the dust; Of the Sons of Korah. Guzik Bible Commentary © 2013 David Guzik - No distribution beyond personal use without permission - For more information and resources visit EnduringWord.com Psalm 44 speaks of the nation of Israel in a season of great defeat, calling out to God for rescue. Amos 1:6, 9), and such a psalm as the Davidic Psalm 60 (with strong similarities to the present one) is a reminder that defeat was not unknown in the reigns of loyal kings.” (Kidner). Under the Old Covenant (sometimes known as the Mosaic or Sinai Covenant) God promised to bless an obedient Israel and curse a disobedient Israel (as in Deuteronomy 28). Awake! From Matthew Henry's Commentary. An Initial Decision: Psalm 43? You make us a byword among the nations: “We are evidently abandoned by thee, and are become so very miserable in consequence, that we are a proverb among the people: ‘See the Hebrews! To the choirmaster. 44:8 Notice the parallelism of Ps. Psalm 44[ a] For the director of music. Yet there is reason enough to keep this psalm in the days of Israel’s monarchy. “The scattering among the nations (Psalm 44:11) and the people’s clear conscience about idolatry (Psalm 44:17ff.) With your hand you drove out the nations and planted our ancestors; you crushed the peoples and made our ancestors flourish. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. A Maskil 1 of s the Sons of Korah. a. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. a. PSALM 44 COMME TARY EDITED BY GLE PEASE For the director of music. PSALMS RESOURCES Commentaries, Sermons, Illustrations, Devotionals. Because of the voice of him who reproaches and reviles, If they had, God would know it–since God sees all and knows all. “The law of Moses had forewarned that disobedience to the covenant leads to God’s displeasure and ultimately to being defeated, despoiled, exiled, and dispersed among the nations (Deuteronomy 28:15-68).” (VanGemeren). It means that they suffered in faithfulness to God, and because of their faithfulness to God. There was a price for that gift; it made the psalmist dissatisfied with any sense that God wasn’t doing the same works in his own day. 1 We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old. “In spiritual, as well as temporal warfare, the appointed means are to be used, but not ‘trusted in’; man is to fight, but God giveth the victory; and to him must be ascribed the praise, and the power, and the glory.” (Horne). Are we killed all the day long. Psa 44:1-8 Some observe that most of the psalms that are entitled Maschil-psalms of instruction, are sorrowful psalms; for afflictions give instructions, and sorrow of spirit opens the ear to them. You make us a reproach to our neighbors, Let us take care that prosperity and ease do not render us careless and lukewarm. When shall I come and w appear before God? Why do You sleep, O Lord? It is interesting to follow the progression of this Psalm. 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. This psalm is titled To the Chief Musician. Several psalms are deep with a sense of personal sinfulness and contrition. “God has gone up with a shout” (47:5) brings to mind Jesus’ ascent into heaven. We might expect him to be angry with God or to lose hope. We will push down our enemies: “Literally ‘We will toss them in the air with our horn;’ a metaphor taken from an ox or bull tossing the dogs into the air which attack him.” (Clarke), ii. Hearts sins and secret sins are known to God, and must be reckoned for. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. Of the Sons of Korah. 44:1-8 Former experiences of God's power and goodness are strong supports to faith, and powerful pleas in prayer under present calamities. TEXT : BIB | AUDIO: MISLR - … If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. Psalm 44 is the 44th psalm from the Book of Psalms, composed by sons of Korah and is classified in the series of lamentations of the people. c. They did not gain possession of the land by their own sword…but it was Your right hand: In reading the story of the conquest in the days of Joshua, there were times when Israel did nothing – God alone did the work (Joshua 24:12-13). d. The light of Your countenance, because You favored them: This was more important than and prior to having the right hand or arm of the Lord for them. NASB (UPDATED) TEXT: PSALM 44:9-16 9 Yet You have rejected us and brought us to dishonor, And do not go out with our armies. He fought for Israel, else they had fought in vain. Psalms 44:2 How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out. 2 Responses to “A Pastoral Commentary on the Psalms – Psalm 44” Deborah says: 12/01/2009 at 8:13 am. Verse 22. Psalm 44. 42, titleA Maskil#:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term of the Sons of Korah. Come to Our Help - To the choirmaster. Psalm 44, another maskil of the sons of Korah, is written as a community lament and plea. In any carnal weapon, in … 44:1-8 Former experiences of God's power and goodness are strong supports to faith, and powerful pleas in prayer under present calamities. Psalm 44 44:1 For the music director 05329 > ; by the Korahites 07141 > 01121 > , a well-written song 04905 > . He knows the secret of the heart, therefore judges of the words and actions. It is believed to have been written near the time David came to be recognized as the king over all the tribes of Israel, and the psalm expresses David’s heart for the nation in both war and peace. But You have cast usoff and put us to shame, And You do not go out with our armies. b. This psalm has the title A Psalm of David. Of the Sons of Korah. Our fathers have told us, "`Having pushed our foes to the ground, we shall then be able to tread them under,' The imagery is drawn from the practice of buffaloes and wild bulls." Father, Bless, When I was first struggling to understand, even after I knew that the Theotokos was something much more than I had been taught by my Protestant religious upbringing, I wondered why the Lord had allowed His mother’s name to be forgotten by so many of His people. i. זכִּ֚י לֹ֣א בְקַשְׁתִּ֣י אֶבְטָ֑ח וְ֜חַרְבִּ֗י לֹ֣א תֽוֹשִׁיעֵֽנִי 6 For my trust was not in my bow, my victory was not won by my sword; 7 it was you who saved us from our opponents, you who put to shame those who hate us. Book Two Why Are You Cast Down, O My Soul? 3:2. Father, Bless, When I was first struggling to understand, even after I knew that the Theotokos was something much more than I had been taught by my Protestant religious upbringing, I wondered why the Lord had allowed His mother’s name to be forgotten by so many of His people. Arise for our help, Psalm 44 was written during the Babylonian Exile, at a time of despair for the Jews, but hope that God would rescue them. The less praise this allows us, the more comfort it affords, that we may see all as coming from the favour of God. c. But You have severely broken us in the place of jackals, and covered us with the shadow of death: In firm but polite protest, the psalmist insisted that Israel’s faithfulness to God had been answered by disaster sent by God. If we had forgotten the name of our God: The psalmist continued to insist that Israel had remained faithful. Through You we will push down our enemies: The prayer was prayed with faith. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. But You have severely broken us in the place of jackals, NASB (UPDATED) TEXT: PSALM 44:17-19 17 All this has come upon us, but we have not forgotten You, And we have not dealt falsely with Your covenant. He knows the secret of the heart, therefore judges of the words and actions. To the Chief Musician for the sons of Korah, Maschil. You can also change some of your preferences. And have put to shame those who hated us. The many victories Israel obtained, were not by their own strength or merit, but by God's favour and free grace. 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. Of the Korahites. Notice the repetition of the word You. 10:2; 12:26, Come to Our HelpTo the choirmaster. 2. A Contemplation of the sons of Korah. Look at verses 1 and 2. c. Arise for our help, and redeem us for Your mercies’ sake: The psalmist has stated Israel’s problem as clearly and strongly as possible. There were other times when Israel had to fight, but their fighting would have accomplished nothing without the right hand of God on their behalf. 1 O God, we have heard with our ears, T o the choirmaster. The title is similar to the forty-second, and although this is no proof that it is by the same author it makes it highly probable. For our soul is bowed down to the dust; our body clings to the dust: In body and soul Israel was at the crisis point and in the dust of shame and defeat. a. You drove out the nations with Your hand, A shaking of the head among the peoples. The psalmist didn’t speak as if God had done nothing like this before in his own generation. The first stanza (1-3) talks about the old stories of how God saved his people. There are Psalms which express what it’s like to be disciplined because of sin or doing things one’s own way, and there are Psalms which express what it’s like to experience evil or injustice undeservedly. As with Psalm 42, this psalm is titled To the Chief Musician. see their misery and wretchedness! But them You planted; Our fathers have told us, the deeds You did in their days: The psalmist received a special legacy from his fathers, from their elder generation. The choir was to respond, O lorde, arise, help us, and delyver us for thy honour. I will not trust in my bow - As he is … Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. We all have been there! see how low the wrath of God has brought down an offending people!’” (Clarke), iii. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. You are my King, O God; command victories for Jacob: The psalmist received a gift from his fathers – telling of God’s great work in the past. It was more important to have the face and favor of God for them. “Although the picture of the sleeping Lord may seem naïve to us, it was acted out in the New Testament.” (Kidner). NASB (UPDATED) TEXT: PSALM 44:17-19 17 All this has come upon us, but we have not forgotten You, And we have not dealt falsely with Your covenant. d. You have saved us from our enemies: This implies thanks for past victories. The many victories Israel obtained, were not by their own strength or merit, but by God's favour and free grace. Psalms 44 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary by Albert Barnes, a dedicated student of the Bible, continues to be very popular even today. Rashi's Commentary, c. 1075. chabad.org. A petition for succour and relief. Commentary on Psalm 44:17-26 (Read Psalm 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. ii. i. Psalms 44 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary provides a free-flowing commentary on the entire text of each biblical book, along with background material. Psalm 44. Push down…trample: “The vivid image of Psalm 44:5 is taken from the manner of fighting common to wild horned animals, buffaloes and the like, who first prostrate their foe by their fierce charge and then trample him.” (Maclaren). Psalm 44:1 > We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old. Psalm 43, in its canonical placement, is actually the final third of a longer poem which makes up all of Psalm 42-43.1 When considered together, the unified poem consists of three stanzas of equal length, each of which is followed by an identical refrain: Why are you … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 43" “We mentioned our sincerity and constancy in thy worship only as an argument to move thee to pity, and not as a ground of our trust and confidence, or as if we merited deliverance by it; but that we expect and implore only upon the account of thine own free and rich mercy.” (Poole), (c) 2020 The Enduring Word Bible Commentary by David Guzik – ewm@enduringword.com. “The routed fugitives are defenceless and unresisting as sheep, and their fate is to be devoured…the usual butchery of a defeated army.” (Maclaren), iii. Therefore he prayed that God command victories for Jacob in the present day, as well as in the stories of the past. Former experiences of God's power and goodness are strong supports to faith, and powerful pleas in prayer under present calamities. They remembered Him and remained faithful to His covenant. “The psalm is exploring the baffling fluctuations that have their counterpart in Christian history: periods of blessing and barrenness, advance and retreat, which may correspond to no apparent changes of men’s loyalty or methods.” (Kidner). Better to be in the place of dragons [jackals] than of deceivers.” (Spurgeon). Nor shall my sword save me. 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. For I do not trust in my bow, neither will my sword save me. Due to all the great deeds of the Lord an… KING JAMES BIBLE (KJV) - PSALMS 44 Psalms 43 - Psalms 45 >> - HELP - FB - TWITTER - GR VIDEOS - GR FORUMS - GR YOUTUBE . Arise! ii. 1. 42 t As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. “Our equivalent of this memory would be reflections on our spiritual heritage, on events like the Protestant Reformation, the Wesleyan Revivals, or the Great Awakenings.” (Boice), You are my King, O God; 1 We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old. 8 Our boast was always of God, we praised your name without ceasing. Psalm 44 Matthew Henry's Commentary. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. Bad Advertisement? A Maskil of the Sons of Korah. The perspective throughout is normally first-person plural (i.e., we, our, us), yet verses 4, 6 and 15 use first-person singular (I, my and me). Not their own merit and righteousness, but the poor sinner's pleas. It was not the Jews that won the land for them, but God. A maskil. Psalm 44. Commentaries, history books, and more are linked to this page. 44 O God, we have heard with our ears, d our fathers have told us, what deeds you performed in their days, Psalms 44 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is a triumph of rigorous scholarship and sound theology by two highly respected theologians Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. From Augustine's Exposition on the Psalms. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. O God 0430 > , we have clearly heard 08085 > 0241 > ; our ancestors 01 > have told 05608 > us what you did 06466 > 06467 > in their days 03117 > , in ancient 06924 > times 03117 > . [b] I TRODUCTIO SPURGEO , "Title. Our heart has not turned back, nor have our steps departed from Your way: Without claiming sinless perfection, the psalmist insisted that as a whole, Israel was still committed to God in heart and in conduct (our steps). Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. You have given us up like sheep intended for food: The psalmist understood that for Israel, as a covenant nation, victory or defeat was in the hand of the LORD. Show content in: English Both Hebrew. CONTENT DISCLAIMER: The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. You sell Your people for next tonothing, And are not enriched by selling them. b. Therefore if they were defeated, scattered, sold into slavery, made a reproach or derision, it was because God’s hand was behind it in some way. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. The Psalm does not answer this, unless 44:22 is the key to the whole Psalm. A Contemplation Of the sons of Korah. 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