Authorized (King James) Version
To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, Maschil.
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.
2 How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them;
how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out.
3 For they got not the land in possession by their own sword,
neither did their own arm save them:
but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance,
because thou hadst a favour unto them.
New International Version
For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A maskil.[b]
1 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)
2 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)
3 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.