44:23 Rouse yourself! Why do you sleep, O Lord?
Wake up! 1 Do not reject us forever!
44:25 For we lie in the dirt,
with our bellies pressed to the ground. 5
44:26 Rise up and help us!
Rescue us 6 because of your loyal love!
3 tn Or “forget.”
4 tn Heb “our oppression and our affliction.”
5 tn Heb “for our being/life sinks down to the dirt, our belly clings to the earth.” The suffixed form of נֶפֶשׁ (nefesh, “being, life”) is often equivalent to a pronoun in poetic texts.