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Psalm 44:3-7 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

For they did not take the land by their sword—
their arm did not bring them victory—
but by Your right hand, Your arm,
and the light of Your face,
for You were pleased with them.

You are my King, my God,
who ordains[a] victories for Jacob.
Through You we drive back our foes;
through Your name we trample our enemies.
For I do not trust in my bow,
and my sword does not bring me victory.
But You give us victory over our foes
and let those who hate us be disgraced.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 44:4 LXX, Syr, Aq; MT reads King, God; ordain

Psalm 44:3-7 New International Version (NIV)

It was not by their sword that they won the land,
    nor did their arm bring them victory;
it was your right hand, your arm,
    and the light of your face, for you loved them.

You are my King and my God,
    who decrees[a] victories for Jacob.
Through you we push back our enemies;
    through your name we trample our foes.
I put no trust in my bow,
    my sword does not bring me victory;
but you give us victory over our enemies,
    you put our adversaries to shame.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 44:4 Septuagint, Aquila and Syriac; Hebrew King, O God; / command
New International Version (NIV)

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