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Psalm 79 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Faith amid Confusion

A psalm of Asaph.

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God, the nations have invaded your inheritance,

desecrated your holy temple,

and turned Jerusalem into ruins.

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They gave the corpses of your servants

to the birds of the sky for food,

the flesh of your faithful ones

to the beasts of the earth.

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They poured out their blood

like water all around Jerusalem,

and there was no one to bury them.

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We have become an object of reproach

to our neighbors,

a source of mockery and ridicule

to those around us.

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How long, Lord? Will you be angry forever?

Will your jealousy keep burning like fire?

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Pour out your wrath on the nations

that don’t acknowledge you,

on the kingdoms that don’t call on your name,

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for they have devoured Jacob

and devastated his homeland.

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Do not hold past iniquities[fn] against us;

let your compassion come to us quickly,

for we have become very weak.

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God of our salvation, help us —

for the glory of your name.

Rescue us and atone for our sins,

for your name’s sake.

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Why should the nations ask,

“Where is their God? ”

Before our eyes,

let vengeance for the shed blood of your servants

be known among the nations.

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Let the groans of the prisoners reach you;

according to your great power,

preserve those condemned to die.

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Pay back sevenfold to our neighbors

the reproach they have hurled at you, Lord.

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Then we, your people, the sheep of your pasture,

will thank you forever;

we will declare your praise

to generation after generation.

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