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come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant.
New Defender's Study Bible Notes
44:17 not forgotten thee. The prophecy of Psalm 44:14 was fulfilled because Israel had forgotten God. The martyrs mentioned here, however, were suffering in spite of being faithful, indicating that they were Christian martyrs suffering for Christ’s sake (Philippians 1:29). It may also apply to small remnants of faithful Israelites during times of national judgment, such as Daniel.