Comparing Psalm 44:23-26

Psalm 44:26 GW

Wake up! Why are you sleeping, O Lord?
Awake! Do not reject us forever!
Why do you hide your face?
Why do you forget our suffering and misery?
Our souls are bowing in the dust.
Our bodies cling to the ground.
Arise! Help us!
Rescue us because of your mercy!
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

Awake! Why do You sleep, O Lord?
Arise! Do not cast us off forever.
Why do You hide Your face,
And forget our affliction and our oppression?
For our soul is bowed down to the dust;
Our body clings to the ground.
Arise for our help,
And redeem us for Your mercies’ sake.
New King James Version (NKJV)
Word-for-Word (Formal Equivalence)



For you we are slain all the day long,
considered only as sheep to be slaughtered.
Awake! Why do you sleep, O Lord?
Rise up! Do not reject us forever!
Why do you hide your face;
why forget our pain and misery?
For our soul has been humiliated in the dust;
our belly is pressed to the earth.
New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE)
Thought-for-Thought (Functional Equivalence)

Wake up, Lord! Why are you asleep?
Rouse yourself Don't reject us forever!
Why are you hiding from us?
Don't forget our suffering and trouble!
We fall crushed to the ground;
we lie defeated in the dust.
Come to our aid!
Because of your constant love save us!
Good News Translation (GNT)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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