1We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old.
2How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out.
3For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.
5Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.
13Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.
17All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant.