Psalms 44 to 47 : American Standard Version
Psalm 44For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Maschil.
1We have heard with our ears, O God, Our fathers have told us, What work thou didst in their days, In the days of old. 2Thou didst drive out the nations with thy hand; But them thou didst plant: Thou didst afflict the peoples; But them thou didst spread abroad. 3For they gat 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 wast favorable unto them. 4Thou art my King, O God: Command deliverance for Jacob. 5Through thee will we push down our adversaries: Through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us. 6For I will not trust in my bow, Neither shall my sword save me. 7But thou hast saved us from our adversaries, And hast put them to shame that hate us. 8In God have we made our boast all the day long, And we will give thanks unto thy name for ever. Selah 9But now thou hast cast us off, and brought us to dishonor, And goest not forth with our hosts. 10Thou makest us to turn back from the adversary; And they that hate us take spoil for themselves. 11Thou hast made us like sheep appointed for food, And hast scattered us among the nations. 12Thou sellest thy people for nought, And hast not increased thy wealth by their price. 13Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and a derision to them that are round about us. 14Thou makest us a byword among the nations, A shaking of the head among the peoples. 15All the day long is my dishonor before me, And the shame of my face hath covered me, 16For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth, By reason of the enemy and the avenger. 17All this is come upon us; Yet have we not forgotten thee, Neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant. 18Our heart is not turned back, Neither have our steps declined from thy way, 19That thou hast sore broken us in the place of jackals, And covered us with the shadow of death. 20If we have forgotten the name of our God, Or spread forth our hands to a strange god; 21Will not God search this out? For he knoweth the secrets of the heart. 22Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 23Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? Arise, cast us not off for ever. 24Wherefore hidest thou thy face, And forgettest our affliction and our oppression? 25For our soul is bowed down to the dust: Our body cleaveth unto the earth. 26Rise up for our help, And redeem us for thy lovingkindness' sake.
Psalm 45 For the Chief Musician; set to Shoshannim. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Maschil. A Song of loves.
1My heart overfloweth with a goodly matter; I speak the things which I have made touching the king: My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. 2Thou art fairer than the children of men; Grace is poured into thy lips: Therefore God hath blessed thee for ever. 3Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O mighty one, Thy glory and thy majesty. 4And in thy majesty ride on prosperously, Because of truth and meekness and righteousness: And thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. 5Thine arrows are sharp; The peoples fall under thee; They are in the heart of the king's enemies. 6Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: A sceptre of equity is the sceptre of thy kingdom. 7Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness: Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee With the oil of gladness above thy fellows. 8All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad. 9Kings' daughters are among thy honorable women: At thy right hand doth stand the queen in gold of Ophir. 10Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; Forget also thine own people, and thy father's house: 11So will the king desire thy beauty; For he is thy lord; and reverence thou him. 12And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; The rich among the people shall entreat thy favor. 13The king's daughter within the palace is all glorious: Her clothing is inwrought with gold. 14She shall be led unto the king in broidered work: The virgins her companions that follow her Shall be brought unto thee. 15With gladness and rejoicing shall they be led: They shall enter into the king's palace. 16Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, Whom thou shalt make princes in all the earth. 17I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: Therefore shall the peoples give thee thanks for ever and ever.
Psalm 46 For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah; set to Alamoth. A Song.
1God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. 2Therefore will we not fear, though the earth do change, And though the mountains be shaken into the heart of the seas; 3Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, Though the mountains tremble with the swelling thereof. Selah 4There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High. 5God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God will help her, and that right early. 6The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved: He uttered his voice, the earth melted. 7Jehovah of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah 8Come, behold the works of Jehovah, What desolations he hath made in the earth. 9He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; He breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; He burneth the chariots in the fire. 10Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. 11Jehovah of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
Psalm 47 For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
1Oh clap your hands, all ye peoples; Shout unto God with the voice of triumph. 2For Jehovah Most High is terrible; He is a great King over all the earth. 3He subdueth peoples under us, And nations under our feet. 4He chooseth our inheritance for us, The glory of Jacob whom he loved. Selah 5God is gone up with a shout, Jehovah with the sound of a trumpet. 6Sing praise to God, sing praises: Sing praises unto our King, sing praises. 7For God is the King of all the earth: Sing ye praises with understanding. 8God reigneth over the nations: God sitteth upon his holy throne. 9The princes of the peoples are gathered together To be the people of the God of Abraham: For the shields of the earth belong unto God; He is greatly exalted.