Parallel Verses

King James Version

Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.

New American Standard Bible

Arouse Yourself, why do You sleep, O Lord?
Awake, do not reject us forever.

Holman Bible

Wake up, Lord! Why are You sleeping?
Get up! Don’t reject us forever!

International Standard Version

Wake up! Why are you asleep, Lord? Get up! Don't cast us off forever!

A Conservative Version

Awake, why do thou sleep, O LORD? Arise, cast not off forever.

American Standard Version

Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? Arise, cast us not off for ever.


Awake! Why do You sleep, O Lord?
Awaken, do not reject us forever.

Bible in Basic English

Why are you sleeping, O Lord? awake! and come to our help, do not give us up for ever.

Darby Translation

Awake, why sleepest thou, Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.

Julia Smith Translation

Awake, why wilt thou sleep, O Jehovah? awake, thou wilt not reject forever.

King James 2000

Awake, why sleep you, O Lord? arise, cast us not off forever.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Wake up! Why do you sleep, O Lord? Awake! Do not reject forever.

Modern King James verseion

Awaken! Why do You sleep, O Jehovah? Arise! Do not cast us off forever.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Arise, LORD! Why sleepest thou? Awake, and be not absent from us forever.

NET Bible

Rouse yourself! Why do you sleep, O Lord? Wake up! Do not reject us forever!

New Heart English Bible

Wake up. Why do you sleep, Lord? Arise. Do not reject us forever.

The Emphasized Bible

Awake thou! wherefore shouldst thou sleep, O Lord? Bestir thee! do not reject us altogether!


Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.

World English Bible

Wake up! Why do you sleep, Lord? Arise! Don't reject us forever.

Youngs Literal Translation

Stir up -- why dost Thou sleep, O Lord? Awake, cast us not off for ever.

Context Readings

Israel's Complaint

22 Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter. 23 Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever. 24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?

Cross References

Psalm 7:6

Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.

Psalm 78:65

Then the Lord awaked as one out of sleep, and like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine.

Psalm 35:23

Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.

Psalm 12:5

For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.

Psalm 44:9

But thou hast cast off, and put us to shame; and goest not forth with our armies.

Psalm 59:4-5

They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to help me, and behold.

Psalm 74:1

{Maschil of Asaph.} O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?

Psalm 77:7

Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?

Psalm 88:14

LORD, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me?

Isaiah 51:9

Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?

Mark 4:38

And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?

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