Psalms 44:23

“Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast vs not off for euer.”

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Other Translations

Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast [us] not off for ever.
- King James Version

Arouse Yourself, why do You sleep, O Lord? Awake, do not reject us forever.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? Arise, cast `us' not off for ever.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Why are you sleeping, O Lord? awake! and come to our help, do not give us up for ever.
- Basic English Bible

Awake, why sleepest thou, Lord? arise, cast [us] not off for ever.
- Darby Bible

Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.
- Webster's Bible

Wake up! Why do you sleep, Lord? Arise! Don't reject us forever.
- World English Bible

Stir up -- why dost Thou sleep, O Lord? Awake, cast us not off for ever.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(44:24) Awake, why sleepest Thou, O Lord? Arouse Thyself, cast not off for ever.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Psalms 44

  • Deborah
    The psalms are beautiful and very deep at times
  • A disciple
    "Thou hast given us like sheep appointed for meat; and hast scattered us among the heathen." We have all read the part when the Lord was arrested in the garden, and confirmed the necessity of the Scriptures being fulfilled; saying, "All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered." This Word is still in action today.
  • A disciple
    "Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us. Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people." Until we become really of the same mind as Jesus, the adversity and tribulations of life will continue to be a stumbling-block. We have to understand that NOW is not yet our time, and this world NOT our long home.
  • A disciple
    Dear Robert, Leslie, Carol, Andrew, Lisa, Anita, Alex, Annie, Steve, Bruce, Jeff, Daniel, and ALL WHO LOVE OUR LORD JESUS; I am very blessed by reading what you wrote. I hope this most dreadful and troubled time we are in just now passes quickly; for I am so looking forward to me and my wife meeting and knowing you all! The Lord bless you all and keep you healthy and strong and safe till He comes.
  • Robert J. DeHaan
    This beautiful and profound Psalm, as is all of God's Word spoke to my spirit in a mighty way. It caused me to meditate on what the importance of those faithful, that have walked with God who have gone before us. It is good to be reminded that God knows the secrets of our hearts, that nothing is hidden from our Heavenly Father. Let us boast in the Cross of Christ each day of our lives. Praise God!
  • Leslie Brown
    We must make sure we are having a relationship with God. Seeking Him each day of our lives. He is the only one that can protect us through the Holy Spirit in Jesus Mighty Name Amen

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