17 ‘Can a mortal be more righteous than God?(A)
    Can even a strong man be more pure than his Maker?(B)

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Psalm 44[a]

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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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 44:1 In Hebrew texts 44:1-26 is numbered 44:2-27.
  2. Psalm 44:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
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In all their distress he too was distressed,
    and the angel(A) of his presence(B) saved them.[a]
In his love and mercy he redeemed(C) them;
    he lifted them up and carried(D) them
    all the days of old.(E)

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  1. Isaiah 63:9 Or Savior in their distress. / It was no envoy or angel / but his own presence that saved them
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They said, “Turn(A) now, each of you, from your evil ways and your evil practices, and you can stay in the land(B) the Lord gave to you and your ancestors for ever and ever.

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33 For he does not willingly bring affliction
    or grief to anyone.(A)

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23 Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign Lord. Rather, am I not pleased(A) when they turn from their ways and live?(B)

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32 For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent(A) and live!(B)

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