katapi New Study Bible - Revised Standard Version || BHS Hebrew Bible
Book:
... with Documentary source highlight options: Yahwist-Elohist-Deuteronomic-Priestly-Redactor (JEDPR).
HOME | RSV Books | ch: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 100 | 101 | 102 | 103 | 104 | 105 | 106 | 107 | 108 | 109 | 110 | 111 | 112 | 113 | 114 | 115 | 116 | 117 | 118 | 119 | 120 | 121 | 122 | 123 | 124 | 125 | 126 | 127 | 128 | 129 | 130 | 131 | 132 | 133 | 134 | 135 | 136 | 137 | 138 | 139 | 140 | 141 | 142 | 143 | 144 | 145 | 146 | 147 | 148 | 149 | 150 | Search---> the RSV||BHS Hebrew Bible | notes
44 Revised Standard Version BHS Hebrew Text Reference
[To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah.] לַמְנַצֵּחַ לִבְנֵי־קֹרַח מַשְׂכִּיל׃ National Lament. Psalm 44(v43)
We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us,
what deeds thou didst perform in their days, in the days of old:
אֱלֹהִים בְּאָזְנֵינוּ שָׁמַעְנוּ אֲבֹותֵינוּ סִפְּרוּ־לָנוּ
פֹּעַל פָּעַלְתָּ בִימֵיהֶם בִּימֵי קֶדֶם׃
 
thou with thy own hand didst drive out the nations, but them thou didst plant;
thou didst afflict the peoples, but them thou didst set free;
אַתָּה יָדְךָ
גֹּויִם הֹורַשְׁתָּ וַתִּטָּעֵם תָּרַע לְאֻמִּים וַתְּשַׁלְּחֵם׃
 
for not by their own sword did they win the land,
nor did their own arm give them victory;
but thy right hand, and thy arm, and the light of thy countenance;
for thou didst delight in them.
כִּי לֹא בְחַרְבָּם יָרְשׁוּ אָרֶץ וּזְרֹועָם לֹא־הֹושִׁיעָה לָּמֹו
כִּי־יְמִינְךָ וּזְרֹועֲךָ וְאֹור פָּנֶיךָ כִּי רְצִיתָם׃
 
Thou art my King and my God,
who ordainest victories for Jacob.
אַתָּה־הוּא מַלְכִּי אֱלֹהִים צַוֵּה יְשׁוּעֹות יַעֲקֹב׃  
Through thee we push down our foes;
through thy name we tread down our assailants.
בְּךָ צָרֵינוּ נְנַגֵּחַ בְּשִׁמְךָ נָבוּס קָמֵינוּ׃  
For not in my bow do I trust,
nor can my sword save me.
כִּי לֹא בְקַשְׁתִּי אֶבְטָח וְחַרְבִּי לֹא תֹושִׁיעֵנִי׃  
But thou hast saved us from our foes,
and hast put to confusion those who hate us.
כִּי הֹושַׁעְתָּנוּ מִצָּרֵינוּ וּמְשַׂנְאֵינוּ הֱבִישֹׁותָ׃  
In God we have boasted continually,
and we will give thanks to thy name for ever. [Selah]
בֵּאלֹהִים הִלַּלְנוּ כָל־הַיֹּום וְשִׁמְךָ לְעֹולָם נֹודֶה סֶלָה׃  
Yet thou hast cast us off and abased us,
and hast not gone out with our armies.
אַף־זָנַחְתָּ וַתַּכְלִימֵנוּ וְלֹא־תֵצֵא בְּצִבְאֹותֵינוּ׃  
Thou hast made us turn back from the foe;
and our enemies have gotten spoil.
תְּשִׁיבֵנוּ אָחֹור מִנִּי־צָר וּמְשַׂנְאֵינוּ שָׁסוּ לָמֹו׃  
Thou hast made us like sheep for slaughter,
and hast scattered us among the nations.
תִּתְּנֵנוּ כְּצֹאן מַאֲכָל וּבַגֹּויִם זֵרִיתָנוּ׃  
Thou hast sold thy people for a trifle,
demanding no high price for them.
תִּמְכֹּר־עַמְּךָ בְלֹא־הֹון וְלֹא־רִבִּיתָ בִּמְחִירֵיהֶם׃  
Thou hast made us the taunt of our neighbors,
the derision and scorn of those about us.
תְּשִׂימֵנוּ חֶרְפָּה לִשְׁכֵנֵינוּ לַעַג וָקֶלֶס לִסְבִיבֹותֵינוּ׃  
Thou hast made us a byword among the nations,
a laughingstock among the peoples.
תְּשִׂימֵנוּ מָשָׁל בַּגֹּויִם מְנֹוד־רֹאשׁ בַּל־אֻמִּים׃  
All day long my disgrace is before me,
and shame has covered my face,
כָּל־הַיֹּום כְּלִמָּתִי נֶגְדִּי וּבֹשֶׁת פָּנַי כִּסָּתְנִי׃  
at the words of the taunters and revilers,
at the sight of the enemy and the avenger.
מִקֹּול מְחָרֵף וּמְגַדֵּף מִפְּנֵי אֹויֵב וּמִתְנַקֵּם׃  
All this has come upon us, though we have not forgotten thee,
or been false to thy covenant.
כָּל־זֹאת בָּאַתְנוּ וְלֹא שְׁכַחֲנוּךָ וְלֹא־שִׁקַּרְנוּ בִּבְרִיתֶךָ׃  
Our heart has not turned back,
nor have our steps departed from thy way,
לֹא־נָסֹוג אָחֹור לִבֵּנוּ וַתֵּט אֲשֻׁרֵינוּ מִנִּי אָרְחֶךָ׃  
that thou shouldst have broken us in the place of jackals,
and covered us with deep darkness.
כִּי דִכִּיתָנוּ בִּמְקֹום תַּנִּים וַתְּכַס עָלֵינוּ בְצַלְמָוֶת׃  
If we had forgotten the name of our God,
or spread forth our hands to a strange god,
אִם־שָׁכַחְנוּ שֵׁם אֱלֹהֵינוּ וַנִּפְרֹשׂ כַּפֵּינוּ לְאֵל זָר׃  
would not God discover this?
For he knows the secrets of the heart.
הֲלֹא אֱלֹהִים יַחֲקָר־זֹאת כִּי־הוּא יֹדֵעַ תַּעֲלֻמֹות לֵב׃  
Nay, for thy sake we are slain all the day long,
and accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
כִּי־עָלֶיךָ הֹרַגְנוּ כָל־הַיֹּום נֶחְשַׁבְנוּ כְּצֹאן טִבְחָה׃  
Rouse thyself! Why sleepest thou, O Lord?
Awake! Do not cast us off for ever!
עוּרָה לָמָּה תִישַׁן אֲדֹנָי הָקִיצָה אַל־תִּזְנַח לָנֶצַח׃  
Why dost thou hide thy face?
Why dost thou forget our affliction and oppression?
לָמָּה־פָנֶיךָ תַסְתִּיר תִּשְׁכַּח עָנְיֵנוּ וְלַחֲצֵנוּ׃  
For our soul is bowed down to the dust;
our body cleaves to the ground.
כִּי שָׁחָה לֶעָפָר נַפְשֵׁנוּ דָּבְקָה לָאָרֶץ בִּטְנֵנוּ׃  
Rise up, come to our help!
Deliver us for the sake of thy steadfast love!
קוּמָה עֶזְרָתָה לָּנוּ וּפְדֵנוּ לְמַעַן חַסְדֶּךָ׃ 
      << | Psalms: 44 | >>

Notes: Documentary sources have been extracted from (1) "An Introduction to the Old Testament " by Oesterley & Robinson (1955 ed.), & (2) "Who Wrote the Bible" © Richard Friedman, 1987, Jonathan Cape Ltd.
© Paul Ingram 2006.
top