Psalm 74:1-6 ESV

Arise, O God, Defend Your Cause

A Maskil of Asaph.

1 O God, why do you 1cast us off forever? Why does your anger 2smoke against 3the sheep of your pasture?

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2 4Remember your congregation, which you have 5purchased of old, which you have 6redeemed to be 7the tribe of your heritage! Remember Mount Zion, 8where you have dwelt.

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      3 Direct your steps to 9the perpetual ruins; the enemy has destroyed everything in the sanctuary!

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      4 Your foes have 10roared in the midst of your meeting place; 11they set up their 12own signs for 13signs.

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          5 They were like those who swing 14axes in a forest of trees.a

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            • ð 74:5 - The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
              6 And all its 15carved wood they broke down with hatchets and hammers.

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