Psalms 44:3

“For they got 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 hadst a favour unto them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For they got not the land in possession by their owne sword, neither did their owne arme saue them: but thy right hand, and thine arme, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a fauour vnto them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For by their own sword they did not possess the land, And their own arm did not save them, But Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your presence, For You favored them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For they did not make the land theirs by their swords, and it was not their arms which kept them safe; but your right hand, and your arm, and the light of your face, because you had pleasure in them.
- Basic English Bible

For not by their own sword did they take possession of the land, neither did their own arm save them; but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst delight in them.
- Darby Bible

For they obtained not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thy arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favor to them.
- Webster's Bible

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.
- World English Bible

For, not by their sword Possessed they the land, And their arm gave not salvation to them, But Thy right hand, and Thine arm, And the light of Thy countenance, Because Thou hadst accepted them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(44:4) For not by their own sword did they get the land in possession, neither did their own arm save them; but Thy right hand, and Thine arm, and the light of Thy countenance, because Thou wast favourable unto them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Psalms 44

  • Carol
    We think of God continually too. We praise His name for being mindful of us.He knows all about us.
  • Andrew
    We all must Remember that God is Our help in times of troubles and there is nothing done that will not be revealed. Life lessons are Gods instruction and instruments to God's Divine Graces!!
  • Lisa Cooper

    OF COURSE. BECAUSE THE EYES AND EARS OF GOD THE FATHER, ARE EVERY WHERE, AT THE SAME TIME. OMNISCIENT AND OMNIPETENT.
  • Anita
    If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;
    21 Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.
  • Michael David Crawford
    In this Psalm, is like the Sermon on the mount, and the Lord's discourse at the Last Supper: that we are sent into the world as God's ambassadors; and our lives for signs and wonders, for instruction unto salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. What we bear up under because of the ungodly, is for the Father's purposes; but we know our end in Jesus from the beginning, no matter what men may do.
  • Annie
    Sometimes it's hard to walk the high road but that is what God calls us to do. When we focus less on temptation and dwell in the presence of God we find peace. Evil cannot be overcome by evil.

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