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Psalm 79 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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A Lament over the Destruction of Jerusalem, and Prayer for Help.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:1 - A Psalm of Asaph.
O 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 for food to the birds of the heavens,
The flesh of Your godly ones to the beasts of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:3 - They have poured out their blood like water round about Jerusalem;
And there was no one to bury them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:4 - We have become a reproach to our neighbors,
A scoffing and derision to 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 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]habitation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:8 - Do not remember [fn]the iniquities of our forefathers against us;
Let Your compassion come quickly 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;
And deliver us and [fn]forgive our sins for Your name’s sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:10 - Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?”
Let there be known among the nations in our sight,
Vengeance for the blood of Your servants which has been shed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:11 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:12 - And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom
[fn]The reproach with which they have reproached You, O 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.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: come into
Literally: pasture
Or, our former iniquities
Literally: cover over, atone for
Literally: arm
Literally: the children of death
Literally: Their
Or, pasturing

New American Standard Bible 1995
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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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