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Psalm 79 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Grieving over the Destruction of Jerusalem, and Prayer for Help.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:1 - A Psalm of Asaph.
God, the nations have [fn]invaded Your inheritance;
They have defiled Your holy temple;
They have laid Jerusalem in ruins.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:2 - They have given the dead bodies of Your servants to the birds of the sky as food,
The flesh of Your godly ones to the animals 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 disgrace before our neighbors,
An object of derision and ridicule to those around us.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:5 - How long, LORD? Will You be angry forever?
Will Your jealousy burn like fire?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:6 - Pour out Your wrath upon the nations which do not know You,
And upon the kingdoms which do not call upon Your name.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:7 - For they have devoured Jacob
And laid waste his [fn]settlement.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:8 - Do not [fn]hold us responsible for [fn]the guilty deeds of our forefathers;
Let Your compassion come quickly to meet us,
For we have become very low.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:9 - Help us, God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name;
And save us and [fn]forgive our sins for the sake of Your name.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:10 - Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?”
Let vengeance for the blood of Your servants which has been shed
Be known among the nations in our sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:11 - Let the groaning of the prisoner come before You;
According to the greatness of Your [fn]power, let [fn]those who are doomed to die remain.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:12 - And return to our neighbors seven times as much into their lap
Their taunts with which they have taunted You, Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:13 - So we Your people and the sheep of Your [fn]pasture
Will give thanks to You forever;
To all generations we will tell of Your praise.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit come into
Lit pasture
Lit remember against us
Or our former sins
Lit cover over, atone for
Lit arm
Lit the sons of death
Or pasturing

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