Psalm 74 CSB

Prayer for Israel

A Maskil of Asaph.

1 Why have You rejected [us] forever, God?a Why does Your anger burn against the sheep of Your pasture?b

References for Psalms 74:1

    • b 74:1 - Ps 60:1,10; 108:11
    • c 74:1 - Ps 79:13; 95:7; 100:3
      2 Remember Your congregation, which You purchased long ago and redeemed as the tribe for Your own possession.c [Remember] Mount Zion where You dwell.d

      References for Psalms 74:2

        • d 74:2 - Isa 63:17; Jr 10:16; 51:19
        • e 74:2 - Isa 8:18
          3 Make Your waye to the everlasting ruins, to all that the enemy has destroyed in the sanctuary.

          References for Psalms 74:3

            • f 74:3 - Lit Lift up Your steps
              4 Your adversaries roared in the meeting place where You met with us.f They set up their emblems as signs.

              References for Psalms 74:4

                • g 74:4 - Lit in Your meeting place
                  5 It was like men in a thicket of trees, wielding axes,
                  6 then smashing all the carvings with hatchets and picks.
                  7 They set Your sanctuary on fire; they utterlyg desecrated the dwelling place of Your name.

                  References for Psalms 74:7

                    • h 74:7 - Lit they to the ground
                      8 They said in their hearts, "Let us oppress them relentlessly." They burned down every place throughout the land where God met with us.h

                      References for Psalms 74:8

                        • i 74:8 - Lit every meeting place of God in the land
                          9 We don't see any signs for us. There is no longer a prophet.i And none of us knows how long this will last.

                          References for Psalms 74:9

                            • j 74:9 - 1 Sm 3:1; Lm 2:9; Ezk 7:26
                              10 God, how long will the foe mock? Will the enemy insult Your name forever?j

                              References for Psalms 74:10

                                • k 74:10 - Ps 74:18,22; Ex 32:12-13; Dt 32:27
                                  11 Why do You hold back Your hand? Stretch outk Your right hand and destroy [them]!

                                  References for Psalms 74:11

                                    • l 74:11 - Lit From Your bosom
                                      12 God my kingl is from ancient times, performing saving acts on the earth.

                                      References for Psalms 74:12

                                        • m 74:12 - Ps 47:6-8; 95:3; Jr 10:10
                                          13 You divided the sea with Your strength; You smashed the heads of the sea monsters in the waters;m

                                          References for Psalms 74:13

                                            • n 74:13 - Isa 27:1; Ezk 32:2
                                              14 You crushed the heads of Leviathan;n You fed him to the creatures of the desert.

                                              References for Psalms 74:14

                                                  15 You opened up springs and streams;o You dried up ever-flowing rivers.p

                                                  References for Psalms 74:15

                                                    • p 74:15 - Ps 78:15; 104:10-11; Hab 3:9
                                                    • q 74:15 - Jos 4:23; Isa 42:15; 44:27
                                                      16 The day is Yours, also the night; You established the moon and the sun.q

                                                      References for Psalms 74:16

                                                          17 You set all the boundaries of the earth;r You made summer and winter.s

                                                          References for Psalms 74:17

                                                            • s 74:17 - Jb 38:10-11; Pr 8:29; Jr 5:22
                                                            • t 74:17 - Ps 104:19; Gn 1:14; 8:22
                                                              18 Remember this: the enemy has mocked the Lord, and a foolish people has insulted Your name.t

                                                              References for Psalms 74:18

                                                                • u 74:18 - Ps 14:1; Dt 32:6,21
                                                                  19 Do not give the life of Your dove to beasts;u do not forget the lives of Your poor people forever.

                                                                  References for Psalms 74:19

                                                                    • v 74:19 - One Hb ms, LXX, Syr read Do not hand over to beasts a soul that praises You
                                                                      20 Consider the covenant,v for the dark places of the land are full of violence.

                                                                      References for Psalms 74:20

                                                                        • w 74:20 - Lv 26:9; Dt 4:31; 7:9,12
                                                                          21 Do not let the oppressed turn away in shame; let the poor and needy praise Your name.
                                                                          22 Arise, God, defend Your cause!w Remember the insults that fools bring against You all day long.

                                                                          References for Psalms 74:22

                                                                            • x 74:22 - Ps 9:19; 82:8; Nm 10:35
                                                                              23 Do not forget the clamor of Your adversaries, the tumult of Your opponents that goes up constantly.