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Psa. 79
A aPsalm of Asaph
Psa. 79 :1 79:1 O God, the anations have come into Your inheritance;
They have defiled Your holy temple;
They have turned bJerusalem into heaps.
Psa. 79 :2 79:2 They have given the adead bodies of Your servants
As food for the birds of heaven,
The flesh of Your saints to the animals of the earth.
Psa. 79 :3 79:3 They have poured out their blood like water around Jerusalem,
And there was no one to bury them.
Psa. 79 :4 79:4 We have become a reproach to our neighbors,
A mocking and a derision to those around us.
Psa. 79 :5 79:5 How long, O Jehovah? Will You be angry forever?
Will Your ajealousy burn like fire?
Psa. 79 :6 79:6 aPour out Your wrath upon the nations
Who do bnot know You,
And upon the kingdoms
Who do not call upon Your name.
Psa. 79 :7 79:7 For they have devoured Jacob
And have desolated his habitation.
Psa. 79 :8 79:8 Do not remember against us the iniquities of our forefathers;
May Your compassions quickly meet us,
For we have been brought very low.
Psa. 79 :9 79:9 Help us, O God of our salvation,
For the glory of Your name;
And deliver us and expiate our sins,
For Your name’s sake.
Psa. 79 :10 79:10 Why should the nations say,
Where is their God?
May the aavenging of the blood of Your servants, which has been poured out,
Be known among the nations in our sight.
Psa. 79 :11 79:11 May the sighing of the prisoner come before You.
According to the greatness of Your power preserve those appointed to die,
Psa. 79 :12 79:12 And render to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom
Their reproach, with which they have reproached You, O Lord.
Psa. 79 :13 79:13 And we, Your people and the asheep of Your pasture,
Will give You thanks forever;
From generation to generation we will tell out Your praise.
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