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Psalms 44:18

    Psalms 44:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from your way;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Our heart is not turned back, Neither have our steps declined from thy way,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Our hearts have not gone back, and our steps have not been turned out of your way;

    Webster's Revision

    Our heart is not turned back, Neither have our steps declined from thy way,

    World English Bible

    Our heart has not turned back, neither have our steps strayed from your path,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way;

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 44:18

    Our heart is not turned back - That is, We have not turned away from thy service; we have not apostatized from thee; we have not fallen into idolatry. This must mean that such was not at that time the characteristic of the nation; it was not a prominent thing among the people; there was no such general and pervading iniquity as to explain the fact that these calamities had come upon them, or to be properly the cause of these troubles.

    Neither have our steps declined from thy way - Margin, goings. The idea as expressed by our translators is, that the people had not departed from the path prescribed by God; that is, from what he required in his law. The Septuagint and the Vulgate render it, "Thou hast turned our steps from thy way;" that is, though our heart is not turned back, and we have not revolted from thee, yet thou hast turned our steps from thy way, or hast turned us from the way of thy favor and from prosperity. The rendering in the common version, however, is more in conformity with the idea in the original.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 44:18

    44:18 Turned - From thy worship to idols.