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Psalm 79 (Lexham English Bible)

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A psalm of Asaph.

A Lament for Jerusalem after Its Destruction

1 aO God, [the] nations have entered your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple; they have reduced Jerusalem to ruins. 2 They have given the bodies of your servants as food for the birds of the heavens, the flesh of your faithful to [the] beasts of [the] earth. 3 They have poured out their blood like water all around Jerusalem, and there was none to bury [them]. 4 We have become a taunt to our neighbors, a derision and a scorn to those around us. 5 How long, O Yahweh? Will you be angry forever? Will your jealousy burn like fire? 6 Pour out your anger on the nations that do not know you, and on [the] kingdoms that do not call on your name, 7 because theyb have devoured Jacob and have laid waste his habitation. 8 Do not remember against us former iniquities; let your mercies meet us quickly because we are brought very low. 9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; and deliver us and forgivec our sins for the sake of your name. 10 Why should the nations say, "Where [is] their God?" Let itd be known among the nations before our eyes, [by] the avenging of the blood of your servants that was poured out. 11 Let the groaning of the prisoner come before you. According to the greatness of your {power},e sparef [the] children [appointed to] death. 12 And return to our neighbors sevenfold {upon them}g their taunts [with] which they taunted you, O Lord. 13 Then we, your people and the flock of your pasture, we will give thanks to you forever. {Generation after generation}h we will tell of your praise.
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