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Psalms 44:23

    Psalms 44:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Awake, why sleep you, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? Arise, cast us not off for ever.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Why are you sleeping, O Lord? awake! and come to our help, do not give us up for ever.

    Webster's Revision

    Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? Arise, cast us not off for ever.

    World English Bible

    Wake up! Why do you sleep, Lord? Arise! Don't reject us forever.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.

    Definitions for Psalms 44:23

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 44:23

    A wake, why steepest thou, O Lord? - That is, Why dost thou appear as one asleep, who is regardless of the safety of his friends. This is a freedom of speech which can only be allowed to inspired men; and in their mouths it is always to be figuratively understood.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 44:23

    Awake, why sleepest thou? - This is a solemn and earnest appeal to God to interpose in their behalf, as if he were "asleep," or were regardless of their sufferings. Compare Psalm 3:7, note; Psalm 7:6, note; Psalm 35:23, note.

    Arise, cast us not off for ever - Do not forsake us always. Compare Psalm 44:9. He had seemed to have cast them off; to have forgotten them; to have forsaken them utterly, and the psalmist, in the name of the people, calls on him not entirely to abandon them.