Psalm 44:20
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If we had forgotten the name of our God or spread out our hands to a foreign 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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

If we have forgotten the name of our God - That name, יהוה Jehovah, by which the true God was particularly distinguished, and which implied the exclusion of all other objects of adoration.

Or stretched out our hands - Made supplication; offered prayer or adoration to any strange god - a god that we had not known, nor had been acknowledged by our fathers. It has already been remarked, that from the time of the Babylonish captivity the Jews never relapsed into idolatry. It was customary among the ancients, while praying, to stretch out their hands towards the heavens, or the image they were worshipping, as if they expected to receive the favor they were asking.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

If we

Psalm 44:17 All this is come on us; yet have we not forgotten you, neither have we dealt falsely in your covenant.

Psalm 7:3-5 O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands...

Job 31:5 If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot has hurried to deceit;

stretched

Psalm 68:31 Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands to God.

Exodus 9:29 And Moses said to him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands to the LORD; and the thunder shall cease...

1 Kings 8:22 And Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel...

Job 11:13 If you prepare your heart, and stretch out your hands toward him;

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Second Sunday after Easter
Text: First Peter 2, 20-25. 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye sin, and are buffeted for it, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye shall take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21 For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, threatened not; but committed
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II

Name Date No.
NAME DATE No. A Abelard, Rev. Peter 1079-1142 544 Adams, Mrs. Sarah (Flower) 1805-1848 222 Addison, Joseph 1672-1719 237, 252, 317 Ainger, Arthur Campbell 1841-1919 483 Alexander, Mrs. Cecil Frances (Humphreys) 1823-1895 87, 138, 156, 159, 179, 268, 283, 349, 358, 525, 553 Alford, Dean Henry 1810-1871 270, 344, 421, 531, 541 Allen, Rev. James 1734-1804 157 Anonymous 37, 173, 197, 209, 257, 284, 347, 355, 356, 377, 398 Armstrong, Bishop John 1813-1856 454 Auber, Miss Harriet 1773-1862 199 cNAME DATE
Various—The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA

The Prophet Joel.
PRELIMINARY REMARKS. The position which has been assigned to Joel in the collection of the Minor Prophets, furnishes an external argument for the determination of the time at which Joel wrote. There cannot be any doubt that the Collectors were guided by a consideration of the chronology. The circumstance, that they placed the prophecies of Joel just between the two prophets who, according to the inscriptions and contents of their prophecies, belonged to the time of Jeroboam and Uzziah, is
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Calvin -- Enduring Persecution for Christ
John Calvin was born in 1509, at Noyon, France. He has been called the greatest of Protestant commentators and theologians, and the inspirer of the Puritan exodus. He often preached every day for weeks in succession. He possest two of the greatest elements in successful pulpit oratory, self-reliance and authority. It was said of him, as it was afterward said of Webster, that "every word weighed a pound." His style was simple, direct, and convincing. He made men think. His splendid contributions to
Various—The World's Great Sermons, Volume I

Cross References
Deuteronomy 6:14
Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you;

Psalm 78:11
They forgot what he had done, the wonders he had shown them.

Psalm 81:9
You shall have no foreign god among you; you shall not worship any god other than me.

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