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Psalms 44:24

    Psalms 44:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why hide you your face, and forget our affliction and our oppression?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wherefore hidest thou thy face, And forgettest our affliction and our oppression?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Why is your face covered, and why do you give no thought to our trouble and our cruel fate?

    Webster's Revision

    Wherefore hidest thou thy face, And forgettest our affliction and our oppression?

    World English Bible

    Why do you hide your face, and forget our affliction and our oppression?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?

    Definitions for Psalms 44:24

    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 44:24

    Wherefore hidest thou thy face - Show us the cause why thou withdrawest from us the testimony of thy approbation.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 44:24

    Wherefore hidest thou thy face? - See the notes at Psalm 13:1. Why dost thou turn away from us, and refuse to aid us, and leave us to these unpitied sufferings?

    And forgettest our affliction and our oppression - Our trials, and the wrongs that are committed against us. These are earnest appeals. They are the pleadings of the oppressed and the wronged. The language is such as man would use in addressing his fellow-men; and, when applied to God, it must be understood as such language. As used in the Psalms, it denotes earnestness, but not irreverence; it is solemn petition, not dictation; it is affectionate pleading, not complaint. It indicates depth of suffering and distress, and is the strongest language which could be employed to denote entire helplessness and dependence. At the same time, it is language which implies that the cause for which they suffered was the cause of God, and that they might properly call on him to interfere in behalf of his own friends.