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Psalm 74 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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An Appeal against the Devastation of the Land by the Enemy.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:1 - A [fn]Maskil of Asaph.
O God, why have You rejected us forever?
Why does Your anger smoke against the sheep of Your [fn]pasture?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:2 - Remember Your congregation, which You have purchased of old,
Which You have redeemed to be the tribe of Your inheritance;
And this Mount Zion, where You have dwelt.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:3 - [fn]Turn Your footsteps toward the perpetual ruins;
The enemy has damaged everything within the sanctuary.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:4 - Your adversaries have roared in the midst of Your meeting place;
They have set up their own [fn]standards for signs.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:5 - It seems as if one had lifted up
His [fn]axe in a [fn]forest of trees.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:6 - And now [fn]all its carved work
They smash with hatchet and [fn]hammers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:7 - They have [fn]burned Your sanctuary [fn]to the ground;
They have defiled the dwelling place of Your name.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:8 - They said in their heart, “Let us [fn]completely [fn]subdue them.”
They have burned all the meeting places of God in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:9 - We do not see our signs;
There is no longer any prophet,
Nor is there any among us who knows how long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:10 - How long, O God, will the adversary revile,
And the enemy spurn Your name forever?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:11 - Why do You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand?
From within Your bosom, destroy them!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:12 - Yet God is my king from of old,
Who works deeds of deliverance in the midst of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:13 - [fn]You divided the sea by Your strength;
[fn]You broke the heads of the sea monsters [fn]in the waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:14 - [fn]You crushed the heads of [fn]Leviathan;
[fn]You gave him as food for the [fn]creatures of the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:15 - [fn]You broke open springs and torrents;
[fn]You dried up ever-flowing streams.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:16 - Yours is the day, Yours also is the night;
[fn]You have prepared the [fn]light and the sun.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:17 - [fn]You have established all the boundaries of the earth;
[fn]You have [fn]made summer and winter.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:18 - Remember this, [fn]O LORD, that the enemy has reviled,
And a foolish people has spurned Your name.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:19 - Do not deliver the soul of Your turtledove to the wild beast;
Do not forget the life of Your afflicted forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:20 - Consider the covenant;
For the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:21 - Let not the oppressed return dishonored;
Let the afflicted and needy praise Your name.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:22 - Arise, O God, and plead Your own cause;
Remember [fn]how the foolish man reproaches You all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:23 - Do not forget the voice of Your adversaries,
The uproar of those who rise against You which ascends continually.
NASB95 Footnotes
Possibly, Contemplative, or Didactic, or Skillful Psalm
Or, pasturing
Literally: Lift up
Literally: signs
Literally: axes
Literally: thicket
Literally: altogether
Or, axes
Literally: set on fire
Or, To the ground they...
Literally: altogether
Or, oppress
Or, You Yourself
Literally: on
Or, You Yourself
Or, sea monster
Literally: people
Or, You Yourself
Or, You Yourself
Or, luminary
Or, You Yourself
Or, formed
Or, that the enemy has reviled the LORD
Literally: Your reproach from the foolish man

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