Psalm 79
New American Standard Bible 1995International Standard Version
1A Psalm of Asaph. O God, the nations have invaded Your inheritance; They have defiled Your holy temple; They have laid Jerusalem in ruins.1God, nations have invaded your land to desecrate your holy Temple, to destroy Jerusalem,
2They 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.2to give the corpses of your servants as food for the birds of the skies and the flesh of your godly ones to the beasts of the earth;
3They have poured out their blood like water round about Jerusalem; And there was no one to bury them.3to make their blood flow like water around Jerusalem, with no one being buried.
4We have become a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and derision to those around us.4We have become a reproach to our neighbors, a mockery and a derision to those around us.
5How long, O LORD? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy burn like fire?5How long, LORD, will you be angry? Forever? Will your jealousy burn like fire?
6Pour out Your wrath upon the nations which do not know You, And upon the kingdoms which do not call upon Your name.6Pour out your wrath upon the nations that do not acknowledge you, and over the kingdoms that do not call on your name.
7For they have devoured Jacob And laid waste his habitation.7For they consumed Jacob, making his dwelling place desolate.
8Do not remember the iniquities of our forefathers against us; Let Your compassion come quickly to meet us, For we are brought very low.8Don't charge us for previous iniquity, but let your compassion come quickly to us, for we have been brought very low.
9Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name; And deliver us and forgive our sins for Your name's sake.9Help us, God, our deliverer, on account of your glorious name, deliver us and forgive our sins on account of your name.
10Why 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.10Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Let vengeance for the blood of your servants be meted out before our eyes and among the nations.
11Let the groaning of the prisoner come before You; According to the greatness of Your power preserve those who are doomed to die.11Let the cries of the prisoners reach you. With the strength of your power, release those condemned to death.
12And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom The reproach with which they have reproached You, O Lord.12Pay back our neighbors seven times the reproach with which they reproached you, LORD.
13So we Your people and the sheep of Your pasture Will give thanks to You forever; To all generations we will tell of Your praise.13Then we, your people, the sheep of your pasture, will praise you always, from generation to generation. We will declare your praise.
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Psalm 78
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