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1Q12 Psalmsc

Language: Hebrew

Date: 30 B.C. - 68 A.D.

Location: Qumran Cave 1

Contents: Psalms 44:1-8, 22-24 (Hebrew 44:2-9, 23-25)


Psalms 44

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.

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.

In God we have made our boast all day long,

we will give thanks to your name forever.



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?


Don’t reject us forever.

24 Why do you hide your face,

and forget our affliction and our oppression?


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