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Psalms 79 [Commentary] [Map] |
||A Psalm of Asaph. O God, the nations have invaded Your inheritance;
They have defiled Your holy temple;
They have laid Jerusalem in ruins.
||They have given the dead bodies of Your servants for food to the birds of the heavens,
The flesh of Your godly ones to the beasts of the earth.
||They have poured out their blood like water round about Jerusalem;
And there was no one to bury them.
||We have become a reproach to our neighbors,
A scoffing and derision to those around us.
||How long, O LORD ? Will You be angry forever?
Will Your jealousy burn like fire?
||Pour out Your wrath upon the nations which do not know You,
And upon the kingdoms which do not call upon Your name.
||For they have devoured Jacob
And laid waste his habitation.
||Do not remember the iniquities of our forefathers against us;
Let Your compassion come quickly to meet us,
For we are brought very low.
||Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name;
And deliver us and forgive our sins for Your name's sake.
||Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?"
Let there be known among the nations in our sight,
Vengeance for the blood of Your servants which has been shed.
||Let the groaning of the prisoner come before You;
According to the greatness of Your power preserve those who are doomed to die.
||And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom
The reproach with which they have reproached You, O Lord.
||So we Your people and the sheep of Your pasture
Will give thanks to You forever;
To all generations we will tell of Your praise.
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