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Psalms 44:4

    Psalms 44:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You are my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thou art my King, O God: Command deliverance for Jacob.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    You are my King and my God; ordering salvation for Jacob.

    Webster's Revision

    Thou art my King, O God: Command deliverance for Jacob.

    World English Bible

    You are my King, God. Command victories for Jacob!

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thou art my King, O God: command deliverance for Jacob.

    Definitions for Psalms 44:4

    Art - "Are"; second person singular.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 44:4

    Thou art my king - What thou wert to them, be to us. We believe in thee as they did; we have sinned and are in captivity, but we repent and turn unto thee; command, therefore, deliverances to Jacob, for we are the descendants of him in whose behalf thou hast wrought such wonders.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 44:4

    Thou art my King, O God - literally, "Thou art He, my King, O God;" that is, Thou art the same: the same King, and the same God, who didst interpose in the time of the fathers, and thou art he whom I recognize as King, as the Sovereign Ruler of thy people. The psalmist here uses the singular number, "my King," as expressive of his own feelings, though he doubtless means also to speak in the name of the people. It would seem not improbable from this, that the author of the psalm was the reigning monarch in the time of the troubles referred to. If not, it was evidently one who personated him, and who meant to represent his feelings. The language shows the strong confidence of the author of the psalm in God, and perhaps also is designed to express his personal responsibility at the time, and his consciousness that his only refuge in conducting the troubled affairs of the nation was God.

    Command deliverances for Jacob - As if all was under His command, and He had only to give direction, and salvation would come. The word "Jacob" here is used to denote the descendants of Jacob, or the people of God. See the notes at Psalm 24:6.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 44:4

    44:4 My king - The whole people speak as one man, being united in one body.