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Psalm 79 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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A Lament over the Destruction of Jerusalem, and Prayer for Help.

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A Psalm of Asaph.
O God, the nations are come into thine inheritance;
Thy holy temple have they defiled;
They have laid Jerusalem in heaps.
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The 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.
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Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem;
And there was none to bury them.
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We are become a reproach to our neighbors,
A scoffing and derision to them that are round about us.
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How long, O Jehovah? wilt thou be angry for ever?
Shall thy jealousy burn like fire?
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Pour out thy wrath upon the nations that know thee not,
And upon the kingdoms that call not upon thy name.
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For they have devoured Jacob,
And laid waste his habitation.
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Remember not against us the iniquities of our forefathers:
Let thy tender mercies speedily meet us;
For we are brought very low.
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Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name;
And deliver us, and forgive our sins, for thy name’s sake.
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Wherefore 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.
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Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee:
According to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to death;
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And render unto our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom
Their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.
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So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture
Will give thee thanks for ever:
We will show forth thy praise to all generations.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

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