1 O God, we have heard with our ears; Our fathers have recounted it to us, The work You did in their days, In the days of old.
2 You, by Your hand, Have dispossessed nations, but You have planted our fathers; You afflicted peoples, but You spread our fathers forth.
3 For they did not possess the land by their sword, Nor did their arm save them; Rather it was Your right hand and Your arm, And the light of Your countenance; For You delighted in them.
4 You are my King, O God; Command salvation for Jacob.
5 Through You we thrust back our adversaries; Through Your name we trample those who rise up against us.
6 For I will not trust in my bow, Nor will my sword save me.
7 But You save us from our adversaries, And You put to shame those who hate us.
8 In God we boast all day long, And we praise Your name forever.
9 Nevertheless You have rejected us and humiliated us, And You have not gone forth with our armies.
10 You have caused us to turn back from the adversary, And those who hate us take spoil for themselves.
11 You have given us over like sheep to be eaten And have scattered us among the nations.
12 You have sold Your people for nothing And have not gone high on their price.
13 You have made us a reproach to our neighbors, A mocking and a derision to those around us.
14 You have made us a proverb among the nations, Something to shake the head at among the peoples.
15 All day long my humiliation is before me, And the shame of my face covers me,
16 Because of the voice of him who reproaches and reviles, Because of the presence of the enemy and of him who avenges himself.
17 All this has come upon us; but we have not forgotten You, Nor have we been false to Your covenant.
18 Our heart has not turned back, Nor have our steps deviated from Your way;
19 But You have crushed us in the place of jackals And have covered us with the shadow of death.
20 If we have forgotten the name of our God Or spread out our hands to a strange god,
21 Will God not search this out? For He knows the hidden things of the heart.
22 But for Your sake we are slain all day long; We are considered as sheep for slaughter.
23 Awake! Why are You sleeping, O Lord? Arise! Do not reject us forever.
24 Why do You hide Your face And forget our affliction and our oppression?
25 For our soul bows down to the dust; Our body clings to the earth.
26 Rise up; be our help, And redeem us for Your lovingkindness' sake.