Psalm 44:18-19

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BibleOld TestamentPsalms

18 Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way;
19 Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.


18 Our heart has not turned back,
    nor have our steps departed from your way,
19 yet you have broken us in the haunt of jackals,
    and covered us with deep darkness.

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

JPS Tanakh

19* Our hearts have not gone astray,
    nor have our feet swerved from Your path,
20* though you cast us, crushed, to where the sea monster[a] is,
    and covered us over with deepest darkness.

[a] Heb. tannim = tannin, as in Ezekiel 29:3-6 and 32:3
* Hebrew Bible verse numbering

A Creation Record

See Jewish Study Bible notes to Ezekiel 29:3-6, The Serpent, Tannim, Appropriation of ANE mythology.

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