43:15. Thou hast made us a byword among the Gentiles: a shaking of the head among the people.
43:16. All the day long my shame is before me: and the confusion of my face hath covered me,
43:17. At the voice of him that reproacheth and detracteth me: at the face of the enemy and persecutor.
43:18. All these things have come upon us, yet we have not forgotten thee: and we have not done wickedly in thy covenant.
43:19. And our heart hath not turned back: neither hast thou turned aside our steps from thy way.
43:20. For thou hast humbled us in the place of affliction: and the shadow of death hath covered us.
43:21. If we have forgotten the name of our God, and if we have spread forth our hands to a strange god:
43:22. Shall not God search out thesethings: for he knoweth the secrets of the heart. Because for thy sake we are killed all the day long: we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.
43:23. Arise, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, and cast us not off to the end.
43:24. Why turnest thou thy face away? and forgettest our want and our trouble?
43:25. For our soul is humbled down to the dust: our belly cleaveth to the earth.
43:26. Arise, O Lord, help us and redeem us for thy name's sake.
Psalms Chapter 44
Eructavit cor meum.
The excellence of Christ's kingdom, and the endowments of his church.
44:1. Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, for the sons of Core, for understanding. A canticle for the Beloved.
For them that shall be changed... i.e., for souls happily changed, by being converted to God.-Ibid. The Beloved... Viz., Our Lord Jesus Christ.
44:2. My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the king: My tongue is the pen of a scrivener that writeth swiftly.
44:3. Thou art beautiful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips; therefore hath God blessed thee for ever.
44:4. Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou most mighty.
44:5. With thy comeliness and thy beauty set out, proceed prosperously, and reign. Because of truth and meekness and justice: and thy right hand shall conduct thee wonderfully.
44:6. Thy arrows are sharp: under thee shall people fall, into the hearts of the king's enemies.
44:7. Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a sceptre of uprightness.
44:8. Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
44:9. Myrrh and stacte and cassia perfume thy garments, from the ivory houses: out of which
44:10. The daughters of kings have delighted thee in thy glory. The queen stood on thy right hand, in gilded clothing; surrounded with variety.
44:11. Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thy ear: and forget thy people and thy father's house.
44:12. And the king shall greatly desire thy beauty; for he is the Lord thy God, and him they shall adore.
44:13. And the daughters of Tyre with gifts, yea, all the rich among the people, shall entreat thy countenance.
44:14. All the glory of the king's daughter is within in golden borders,
44:15. Clothed round about with varieties. After her shall virgins be brought to the king: her neighbours shall be brought to thee.
44:16. They shall be brought with gladness and rejoicing: they shall be brought into the temple of the king.
44:17. Instead of thy fathers, sons are born to thee: thou shalt make them princes over all the earth.
44:18. They shall remember thy name throughout all generations.
Therefore shall people praise thee for ever; yea, for ever and ever.
Psalms Chapter 45
Deus noster refugium.
The church in persecution trusteth in the protection of God.
45:1. Unto the end, for the sons of Core, for the hidden.
45:2. Our God is our refuge and strength: a helper in troubles, which have found us exceedingly.
45:3. Therefore we will not fear, when the earth shall be troubled; and the mountains shall be removed into the heart of the sea.
45:4. Their waters roared and were troubled: the mountains were troubled with his strength.
45:5. The stream of the river maketh the city of God joyful: the most High hath sanctified his own tabernacle.
45:6. God is in the midst thereof, it shall not be moved: God will help it in the lmorning early.
45:7. Nations were troubled, and kingdoms were bowed down: he uttered his voice, the earth trembled.
45:8. The Lord of armies is with us: the God of Jacob is our protector.
45:9. Come and behold ye the works of the Lord: what wonders he hath done upon earth,
45:10. Making wars to cease even to the end of the earth. He shall destroy the bow, and break the weapons: and the shield he shall burn in the fire.
45:11. Be still and see that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, and I will be exalted in the earth.
45:12. The Lord of armies is with us: the God of Jacob is our protector.
Psalms Chapter 46