Psalm 74:3
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New Living Translation
Walk through the awful ruins of the city; see how the enemy has destroyed your sanctuary.

King James Bible
Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.

Darby Bible Translation
Lift up thy steps unto the perpetual desolations: everything in the sanctuary hath the enemy destroyed.

World English Bible
Lift up your feet to the perpetual ruins, all the evil that the enemy has done in the sanctuary.

Young's Literal Translation
Lift up Thy steps to the perpetual desolations, Everything the enemy did wickedly in the sanctuary.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

74:3 Lift up - Come speedily to our rescue. Because - Because otherwise our destruction is irrecoverable.

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Library
Jesus Makes a Preaching Tour through Galilee.
^A Matt. IV. 23-25; ^B Mark I. 35-39; ^C Luke IV. 42-44. ^b 35 And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose up went out [i. e., from the house of Simon Peter], and departed into a desert place, and there prayed. [Though Palestine was densely populated, its people were all gathered into towns, so that it was usually easy to find solitude outside the city limits. A ravine near Capernaum, called the Vale of Doves, would afford such solitude. Jesus taught (Matt. vi. 6) and practiced solitary
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

The Sun Rising Upon a Dark World
The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon then hath the light shined. C ontrasts are suited to illustrate and strengthen the impression of each other. The happiness of those, who by faith in MESSIAH, are brought into a state of peace, liberty, and comfort, is greatly enhanced and heightened by the consideration of that previous state of misery in which they once lived, and of the greater misery to which they were justly exposed.
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

The Justice of God
The next attribute is God's justice. All God's attributes are identical, and are the same with his essence. Though he has several attributes whereby he is made known to us, yet he has but one essence. A cedar tree may have several branches, yet it is but one cedar. So there are several attributes of God whereby we conceive of him, but only one entire essence. Well, then, concerning God's justice. Deut 32:4. Just and right is he.' Job 37:23. Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Psalms
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Kings 25:9
He burned down the Temple of the LORD, the royal palace, and all the houses of Jerusalem. He destroyed all the important buildings in the city.

Psalm 79:1
A psalm of Asaph. O God, pagan nations have conquered your land, your special possession. They have defiled your holy Temple and made Jerusalem a heap of ruins.

Isaiah 61:4
They will rebuild the ancient ruins, repairing cities destroyed long ago. They will revive them, though they have been deserted for many generations.

Isaiah 63:18
How briefly your holy people possessed your holy place, and now our enemies have destroyed it.

Jeremiah 51:51
"We are ashamed," the people say. "We are insulted and disgraced because the LORD's Temple has been defiled by foreigners."

Lamentations 2:7
The Lord has rejected his own altar; he despises his own sanctuary. He has given Jerusalem's palaces to her enemies. They shout in the LORD's Temple as though it were a day of celebration.

Ezekiel 5:14
"So I will turn you into a ruin, a mockery in the eyes of the surrounding nations and to all who pass by.

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