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Psalm 79 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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A Dirge and a Prayer for Israel, Destroyed by Enemies

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:1 - A Psalm of Asaph.

O God, the nations have come into Your inheritance;
Your holy temple they have defiled;
They have laid Jerusalem in heaps.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:2 - The dead bodies of Your servants
They have given as food for the birds of the heavens,
The flesh of Your saints to the beasts of the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:3 - Their blood they have shed like water all around Jerusalem,
And there was no one to bury them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:4 - We have become a reproach to our neighbors,
A scorn and derision to those who are 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 on the nations that do not know You,
And on the kingdoms that do not call on Your name.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:7 - For they have devoured Jacob,
And laid waste his dwelling place.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:8 - Oh, do not remember former iniquities against us!
Let Your tender mercies come speedily to meet us,
For we have been 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 provide atonement for 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
The avenging of 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 power
Preserve those who are appointed to die;

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:12 - And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom
Their reproach with which they have reproached You, O Lord.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:13 - So we, Your people and sheep of Your pasture,
Will give You thanks forever;
We will show forth Your praise to all generations.
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