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Psalm 74 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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A Maskil[fn] of Asaph.
O God, why do you cast us off forever?
Why does your anger smoke against the sheep of your pasture?

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Remember your congregation, which you have purchased of old,
which you have redeemed to be the tribe of your heritage!
Remember Mount Zion, where you have dwelt.

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Direct your steps to the perpetual ruins;
the enemy has destroyed everything in the sanctuary!

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Your foes have roared in the midst of your meeting place;
they set up their own signs for signs.

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They were like those who swing axes
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And all its carved wood
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They set your sanctuary on fire;
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They said to themselves, “We will utterly subdue them”;
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We do not see our signs;
there is no longer any prophet,
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How long, O God, is the foe to scoff?
Is the enemy to revile your name forever?

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Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand?
Take it from the fold of your garment[fn] and destroy them!

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Yet God my King is from of old,
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You divided the sea by your might;
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You crushed the heads of Leviathan;
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You split open springs and brooks;
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Yours is the day, yours also the night;
you have established the heavenly lights and the sun.

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You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth;
you have made summer and winter.

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Remember this, O LORD, how the enemy scoffs,
and a foolish people reviles your name.

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Do not deliver the soul of your dove to the wild beasts;
do not forget the life of your poor forever.

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Have regard for the covenant,
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Let not the downtrodden turn back in shame;
let the poor and needy praise your name.

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Arise, O God, defend your cause;
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Do not forget the clamor of your foes,
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ESV Footnotes
Probably a musical or liturgical term
The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
Hebrew from your bosom
Or the great sea creatures

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