||English: New American Standard Bible
Psalms 74 [Commentary] [Map] |
||A Maskil of Asaph. O God, why have You rejected us forever?
Why does Your anger smoke against the sheep of Your pasture?
||Remember Your congregation, which You have purchased of old,
Which You have redeemed to be the tribe of Your inheritance;
And this Mount Zion, where You have dwelt.
||Turn Your footsteps toward the perpetual ruins;
The enemy has damaged everything within the sanctuary.
||Your adversaries have roared in the midst of Your meeting place;
They have set up their own standards for signs.
||It seems as if one had lifted up
His axe in a forest of trees.
||And now all its carved work
They smash with hatchet and hammers.
||They have burned Your sanctuary to the ground;
They have defiled the dwelling place of Your name.
||They said in their heart, "Let us completely subdue them."
They have burned all the meeting places of God in the land.
||We do not see our signs;
There is no longer any prophet,
Nor is there any among us who knows how long.
||How long, O God, will the adversary revile,
And the enemy spurn Your name forever?
||Why do You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand?
From within Your bosom, destroy them!
||Yet God is my king from of old,
Who works deeds of deliverance in the midst of the earth.
||You divided the sea by Your strength;
You broke the heads of the sea monsters in the waters.
||You crushed the heads of Leviathan;
You gave him as food for the creatures of the wilderness.
||You broke open springs and torrents;
You dried up ever-flowing streams.
||Yours is the day, Yours also is the night;
You have prepared the light and the sun.
||You have established all the boundaries of the earth;
You have made summer and winter.
||Remember this, O LORD, that the enemy has reviled,
And a foolish people has spurned Your name.
||Do not deliver the soul of Your turtledove to the wild beast;
Do not forget the life of Your afflicted forever.
||Consider the covenant;
For the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.
||Let not the oppressed return dishonored;
Let the afflicted and needy praise Your name.
||Arise, O God, and plead Your own cause;
Remember how the foolish man reproaches You all day long.
||Do not forget the voice of Your adversaries,
The uproar of those who rise against You which ascends continually.
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