1: We have heard with our ears, O God, Our fathers have told us, What work thou didst in their days, In the days of old. 2: Thou didst drive out the nations with thy hand; But them thou didst plant: Thou didst afflict the peoples; But them thou didst spread abroad. 3: For 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. 4: Thou art my King, O God: Command deliverance for Jacob. 5: Through thee will we push down our adversaries: Through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us. 6: For I will not trust in my bow, Neither shall my sword save me. 7: But thou hast saved us from our adversaries, And hast put them to shame that hate us. 8: In God have we made our boast all the day long, And we will give thanks unto thy name for ever. Selah 9: But now thou hast cast [us] off, and brought us to dishonor, And goest not forth with our hosts. 10: Thou makest us to turn back from the adversary; And they that hate us take spoil for themselves. 11: Thou hast made us like sheep [appointed] for food, And hast scattered us among the nations. 12: Thou sellest thy people for nought, And hast not increased [thy wealth] by their price. 13: Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and a derision to them that are round about us. 14: Thou makest us a byword among the nations, A shaking of the head among the peoples. 15: All the day long is my dishonor before me, And the shame of my face hath covered me, 16: For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth, By reason of the enemy and the avenger. 17: All this is come upon us; Yet have we not forgotten thee, Neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant. 18: Our heart is not turned back, Neither have our steps declined from thy way, 19: That thou hast sore broken us in the place of jackals, And covered us with the shadow of death. 20: If we have forgotten the name of our God, Or spread forth our hands to a strange god; 21: Will not God search this out? For he knoweth the secrets of the heart. 22: Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 23: Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? Arise, cast [us] not off for ever. 24: Wherefore hidest thou thy face, And forgettest our affliction and our oppression? 25: For our soul is bowed down to the dust: Our body cleaveth unto the earth. 26: Rise up for our help, And redeem us for thy lovingkindness' sake.