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Psalm 79 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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How Long, O Yahweh?

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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.

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They have given the dead bodies of Your slaves for food to the birds of the heavens,

The flesh of Your holy ones to the beasts of the earth.

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They have poured out their blood like water round about Jerusalem;

And there was no one to bury them.

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We have become a reproach to our neighbors,

A mockery and derision to those around us.

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How long, O Yahweh? Will You be angry forever?

Will Your jealousy burn like fire?

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Pour out Your wrath upon the nations which do not know You,

And upon the kingdoms which do not call upon Your name.

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For they have devoured Jacob

And laid waste his [fn]abode.

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Do not remember our former iniquities against us;

Let Your compassion quickly approach us,

For we are brought very low.

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Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name;

And deliver us and atone for our sins for Your name’s sake.

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Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?”

Let it be known among the nations before our eyes:

Vengeance for the blood of Your slaves which has been poured out.

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Let the groaning of the prisoner come before You;

According to the greatness of Your [fn]power preserve [fn]those who are doomed to die.

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And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom

[fn]The reproach with which they have reproached You, O Lord.

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But as for us, as Your people and the sheep of Your pasture,

We will give thanks to You forever;

From generation to generation we will recount Your praise.

LSB Footnotes
Lit pasture
Lit arm
Lit the children of death
Lit Their

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For more information on this translation, see the LSB Preface.

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