Why have You rejected [us] forever, God? Why does Your anger burn against the sheep of Your pasture?
References for Psalms 74:1
Remember Your congregation, which You purchased long ago and redeemed as the tribe for Your own possession. [Remember] Mount Zion where You dwell.
References for Psalms 74:2
Make Your way to the everlasting ruins, to all that the enemy has destroyed in the sanctuary.
References for Psalms 74:3
Your adversaries roared in the meeting place where You met with us. They set up their emblems as signs.
References for Psalms 74:4
It was like men in a thicket of trees, wielding axes,
then smashing all the carvings with hatchets and picks.
They set Your sanctuary on fire; they utterly desecrated the dwelling place of Your name.
References for Psalms 74:7
They said in their hearts, "Let us oppress them relentlessly." They burned down every place throughout the land where God met with us.
References for Psalms 74:8
We don't see any signs for us. There is no longer a prophet. And none of us knows how long this will last.
References for Psalms 74:9
God, how long will the foe mock? Will the enemy insult Your name forever?
References for Psalms 74:10
Why do You hold back Your hand? Stretch out Your right hand and destroy [them]!
References for Psalms 74:11
God my king is from ancient times, performing saving acts on the earth.
References for Psalms 74:12
You divided the sea with Your strength; You smashed the heads of the sea monsters in the waters;
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You crushed the heads of Leviathan; You fed him to the creatures of the desert.
References for Psalms 74:14
You opened up springs and streams; You dried up ever-flowing rivers.
References for Psalms 74:15
The day is Yours, also the night; You established the moon and the sun.
References for Psalms 74:16
You set all the boundaries of the earth; You made summer and winter.
References for Psalms 74:17
Remember this: the enemy has mocked the Lord, and a foolish people has insulted Your name.
References for Psalms 74:18
Do not give the life of Your dove to beasts; do not forget the lives of Your poor people forever.
References for Psalms 74:19
Consider the covenant, for the dark places of the land are full of violence.
References for Psalms 74:20
Do not let the oppressed turn away in shame; let the poor and needy praise Your name.
Arise, God, defend Your cause! Remember the insults that fools bring against You all day long.
References for Psalms 74:22
Do not forget the clamor of Your adversaries, the tumult of Your opponents that goes up constantly.