Psalm 79:8
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New International Version
Do not hold against us the sins of past generations; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need.

King James Bible
O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.

Darby Bible Translation
Remember not against us the iniquities of [our] forefathers; let thy tender mercies speedily come to meet us: for we are brought very low.

World English Bible
Don't hold the iniquities of our forefathers against us. Let your tender mercies speedily meet us, for we are in desperate need.

Young's Literal Translation
Remember not for us the iniquities of forefathers, Haste, let Thy mercies go before us, For we have been very weak.

Psalm 79:8 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Remember not against us former iniquities - Visit us not for the sins of our forefathers.

Speedily prevent us - Let them go before us, and turn us out of the path of destruction; for there is no help for us but in thee.

We are brought very low - Literally, "We are greatly thinned." Few of us remain.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

remember

Psalm 25:7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to your mercy remember you me for your goodness' sake, O LORD.

Psalm 130:3 If you, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

Exodus 32:34 Therefore now go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you: behold, my Angel shall go before you...

1 Kings 17:18 And she said to Elijah, What have I to do with you, O you man of God? are you come to me to call my sin to remembrance...

Isaiah 64:9 Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech you, we are all your people.

Hosea 8:13 They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of my offerings, and eat it; but the LORD accepts them not; now will he remember their iniquity...

Hosea 9:9 They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the days of Gibeah: therefore he will remember their iniquity, he will visit their sins.

Revelation 18:5 For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.

former iniquities. or, the iniquities of them that were before us.

Genesis 15:16 But in the fourth generation they shall come here again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

Ezekiel 2:3 And he said to me, Son of man, I send you to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me...

Daniel 9:16 O LORD, according to all your righteousness, I beseech you, let your anger and your fury be turned away from your city Jerusalem...

Matthew 23:32-36 Fill you up then the measure of your fathers...

let they

Psalm 21:3 For you prevent him with the blessings of goodness: you set a crown of pure gold on his head.

Psalm 69:16,17 Hear me, O LORD; for your loving kindness is good: turn to me according to the multitude of your tender mercies...

we are

Psalm 106:43 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.

Psalm 116:6 The LORD preserves the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.

Psalm 142:6 Attend to my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

Deuteronomy 28:43 The stranger that is within you shall get up above you very high; and you shall come down very low.

Library
The Attack on the Scriptures
[Illustration: (drop cap B) A Greek Warrior] But troubled times came again to Jerusalem. The great empires of Babylon and Assyria had passed away for ever, exactly as the prophets of Israel had foretold; but new powers had arisen in the world, and the great nations fought together so constantly that all the smaller countries, and with them the Kingdom of Judah, changed hands very often. At last Alexander the Great managed to make himself master of all the countries of the then-known world. Alexander
Mildred Duff—The Bible in its Making

The Formation of the Old Testament Canon
[Sidenote: Israel's literature at the beginning of the fourth century before Christ] Could we have studied the scriptures of the Israelitish race about 400 B.C., we should have classified them under four great divisions: (1) The prophetic writings, represented by the combined early Judean, Ephraimite, and late prophetic or Deuteronomic narratives, and their continuation in Samuel and Kings, together with the earlier and exilic prophecies; (2) the legal, represented by the majority of the Old Testament
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:43
The foreigners who reside among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower.

Psalm 21:3
You came to greet him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.

Psalm 106:6
We have sinned, even as our ancestors did; we have done wrong and acted wickedly.

Psalm 116:6
The LORD protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me.

Psalm 142:6
Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me.

Isaiah 26:5
He humbles those who dwell on high, he lays the lofty city low; he levels it to the ground and casts it down to the dust.

Isaiah 64:9
Do not be angry beyond measure, LORD; do not remember our sins forever. Oh, look on us, we pray, for we are all your people.

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