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

Other Translations of Psalm 44:4

New International Version

4 You are my King and my God, who decreesSeptuagint, Aquila and Syriac; Hebrew "King, O God;" / "command" victories for Jacob.

English Standard Version

4 You are my King, O God; ordain salvation for Jacob!

The Message

4 You're my King, O God - command victories for Jacob!

New King James Version

4 You are my King, O God; Command victories for Jacob.

New Living Translation

4 You are my King and my God. You command victories for Israel.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 44:4

Commentary on Psalm 44:1-8

(Read Psalm 44:1-8)

Former experiences of God's power and goodness are strong supports to faith, and powerful pleas in prayer under present calamities. The many victories Israel obtained, were not by their own strength or merit, but by God's favour and free grace. The less praise this allows us, the more comfort it affords, that we may see all as coming from the favour of God. He fought for Israel, else they had fought in vain. This is applicable to the planting of the Christian church in the world, which was not by any human policy or power. Christ, by his Spirit, went forth conquering and to conquer; and he that planted a church for himself in the world, will support it by the same power and goodness. They trusted and triumphed in and through him. Let him that glories, glory in the Lord. But if they have the comfort of his name, let them give unto him the glory due unto it.