New American Standard Bible
If we had forgotten the name of our God Or extended our hands to a strange god,
King James Bible
If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;
Darby Bible Translation
If we had forgotten the name of our God, and stretched out our hands to a strange �god,
World English Bible
If we have forgotten the name of our God, or spread forth our hands to a strange god;
Young's Literal Translation
If we have forgotten the name of our God, And spread our hands to a strange God,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
If we have forgotten the name of our God - That is, if we have apostatized from him.
Or stretched out our hands to a strange god - Or have been guilty of idolatry. The act of stretching out the hands, or spreading forth the hands, was significant of worship or prayer: 1 Kings 8:22; 2 Chronicles 6:12-13; see the notes at Isaiah 1:15. The idea here is, that this was not the cause or reason of their calamities; that if this had occurred, it would have been a sufficient reason for what had taken place; but that no such cause actually existed, and therefore the reason must be found in something else. It was the fact of such calamities having come upon the nation when no such cause existed, that perplexed the author of the psalm, and led to the conclusion in his own mind Psalm 44:22 that these calamities were produced by the malignant designs of the enemies of the true religion, and that, instead of their suffering for their national sins, they were really martyrs in the cause of God, and were suffering for his sake.
LibraryThe Story of God's Mighty Acts
Now, my dear friends, this morning I intend to recall to your minds some of the wondrous things which God has done in the olden time. My aim and object will be to excite your minds to seek after the like; that looking back upon what God has done, you may be induced to look forward with the eye of expectation, hoping that he will again stretch forth his potent hand and his holy arm, and repeat those mighty acts he performed in ancient days. First, I shall speak of the marvellous stories which our …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
"You shall not follow other gods, any of the gods of the peoples who surround you,
They forgot His deeds And His miracles that He had shown them.
"Let there be no strange god among you; Nor shall you worship any foreign god.
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