1: We have heard with our ears, God; our fathers have told us, what work you did in their days, in the days of old. 2: You drove out the nations with your hand, but you planted them. You afflicted the peoples, but you spread them abroad. 3: For they didn't get the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them; but your right hand, and your arm, and the light of your face, because you were favorable to them. 4: You are my King, God. Command victories for Jacob! 5: Through you, will we push down our adversaries. Through your name, will we tread them under who rise up against us. 6: For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me. 7: But you have saved us from our adversaries, and have shamed those who hate us. 8: In God we have made our boast all day long, we will give thanks to your name forever. Selah. 9: But now you rejected us, and brought us to dishonor, and don't go out with our armies. 10: You make us turn back from the adversary. Those who hate us take spoil for themselves. 11: You have made us like sheep for food, and have scattered us among the nations. 12: You sell your people for nothing, and have gained nothing from their sale. 13: You make us a reproach to our neighbors, a scoffing and a derision to those who are around us. 14: You make us a byword among the nations, a shaking of the head among the peoples. 15: All day long my dishonor is before me, and shame covers my face, 16: At the taunt of one who reproaches and verbally abuses, because of the enemy and the avenger. 17: All this has come on us, yet have we not forgotten you, Neither have we been false to your covenant. 18: Our heart has not turned back, neither have our steps strayed from your path, 19: Though you have crushed us in the haunt 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: won't God search this out? For he knows the secrets of the heart. 22: Yes, for your sake we are killed all day long. We are regarded as sheep for the slaughter. 23: Wake up! Why do you sleep, Lord? Arise! Don't reject us forever. 24: Why do you hide your face, and forget our affliction and our oppression? 25: For our soul is bowed down to the dust. Our body clings to the earth. 26: Rise up to help us. Redeem us for your loving kindness' sake. Psalm 45 For the Chief Musician. Set to "The Lilies." A contemplation by the sons of Korah. A wedding song.