God is truly the king (Ps 44:4-44:8)

“You are my king!

You are my God!

You commanded victories for Jacob.

Through you

We push down our foes.

Through your name

We tread down our assailants.

Not in my bow do I trust.

Nor can my sword save me.

But you have saved us from our foes.

You have put to confusion

Those who hate us.

In God

We have boasted continually.

We will give thanks to your name forever.”

Selah

God is their king since he commanded the victories of Jacob. Actually most of the time he reference was to Israel rather than Jacob. Because of God they were able to put down foes. Because of his name they were able to tread down their assailants. They had not trusted in their bows and arrows or swords. God has saved them from their foes. He forced those who hate God into confusion. They continue to boast in his name forever. However, here there is no indication of the name of Yahweh as it had been earlier.   This section ends with the Selah, a meditative musical pause.

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