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Psalm 79 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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How Long, O Lord?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:1 - A Psalm of Asaph.
O God, the nations have come into your inheritance;
they have defiled your holy temple;
they have laid Jerusalem in ruins.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:2 - They have given the bodies of your servants
to the birds of the heavens for food,
the flesh of your faithful to the beasts of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:3 - They have poured out their blood like water
all around Jerusalem,
and there was no one to bury them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:4 - We have become a taunt to our neighbors,
mocked and derided by those around us.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:5 - How long, O LORD? Will you be angry forever?
Will your jealousy burn like fire?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:6 - Pour out your anger on the nations
that do not know you,
and on the kingdoms
that do not call upon your name!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:7 - For they have devoured Jacob
and laid waste his habitation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:8 - Do not remember against us our former iniquities;[fn]
let your compassion come speedily to meet us,
for we are brought very low.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:9 - Help us, O God of our salvation,
for the glory of your name;
deliver us, and atone for our sins,
for your name’s sake!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:10 - Why should the nations say,
“Where is their God?”
Let the avenging of the outpoured blood of your servants
be known among the nations before our eyes!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:11 - Let the groans of the prisoners come before you;
according to your great power, preserve those doomed to die!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:12 - Return sevenfold into the lap of our neighbors
the taunts with which they have taunted you, O Lord!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:13 - But we your people, the sheep of your pasture,
will give thanks to you forever;
from generation to generation we will recount your praise.
ESV Footnotes
Or the iniquities of former generations
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