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Psalms 79 (asv)

Psalms 79 (asv)

A Psalm of Asaph.

79:1O God, the nations are come into thine inheritance;

Thy holy temple have they defiled;

They have laid Jerusalem in heaps.

79:2The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be food unto the birds of the heavens,

The flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth.

79:3Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem;

And there was none to bury them.

79:4We are become a reproach to our neighbors,

A scoffing and derision to them that are round about us.

79:5How long, O Jehovah? wilt thou be angry for ever?

Shall thy jealousy burn like fire?

79:6Pour out thy wrath upon the nations that know thee not,

And upon the kingdoms that call not upon thy name.

79:7For they have devoured Jacob,

And laid waste his habitation.

79:8Remember not against us the iniquities of our forefathers:

Let thy tender mercies speedily meet us;

For we are brought very low.

79:9Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name;

And deliver us, and forgive our sins, for thy name's sake.

79:10Wherefore should the nations say, Where is their God?

Let the avenging of the blood of thy servants which is shed

Be known among the nations in our sight.

79:11Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee:

According to the greatness those that are appointed to death;

79:12And render unto our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom

Their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.

79:13So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture

Will give thee thanks for ever:

We will show forth thy praise to all generations.


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