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To the Director: An instruction[a] of the Sons of Korah.

A Prayer in Times of Defeat

44 God, we heard it with our ears;
    our ancestors told us about what you did in their day—
        a long time ago.
With your hand you expelled the nations
    and established our ancestors.[b]
You afflicted nations
    and cast them out.
It was not with their sword that they inherited the land,
    nor did their own arm deliver them.
But it was by your power,[c] your strength,
    and by the light of your face;
        because you were pleased with them.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 44:1 Lit. maskil
  2. Psalm 44:2 Lit. them
  3. Psalm 44:3 Lit. right hand

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