Psalm 74 NAS

An Appeal against the Devastation of the Land by the Enemy.

1 O God, why have You 1rejected us forever? Why does Your anger 2smoke against the 3sheep of Your apasture?

References for Psalms 74:1

    • ͳ 74:1 - Or "pasturing"
      2 Remember Your congregation, which You have 4purchased of old, Which You have 5redeemed to be the 6tribe of Your inheritance; And this Mount 7Zion, where You have dwelt.

      References for Psalms 74:2

      3 bTurn Your footsteps toward the 8perpetual ruins; The enemy 9has damaged everything within the sanctuary.

      References for Psalms 74:3

        • ʹ 74:3 - Lit "Lift up"
          4 Your adversaries have 10roared in the midst of Your meeting place; They have set up their 11own cstandards 12for signs.

          References for Psalms 74:4

            • ͵ 74:4 - Lit "signs"
              5 It seems as if one had lifted up His d13axe in a eforest of trees.

              References for Psalms 74:5

                • Ͷ 74:5 - Lit "axes"
                • ͷ 74:5 - Lit "thicket"
                  6 And now fall its 14carved work They smash with hatchet and ghammers.

                  References for Psalms 74:6

                    • ͸ 74:6 - Lit "altogether"
                    • ͹ 74:6 - Or "axes"
                      7 They have h15burned * Your sanctuary ito the ground; They have 16defiled the dwelling place of Your name.

                      References for Psalms 74:7

                        • ͺ 74:7 - Lit "set on fire"
                        • ͻ 74:7 - Or "To the ground they..."
                          8 They 17said in their heart, "Let us jcompletely ksubdue them." They have burned all the meeting places of God in the land.

                          References for Psalms 74:8

                            • ͼ 74:8 - Lit "altogether"
                            • ͽ 74:8 - Or "oppress"
                              9 We do not see our 18signs; There is 19no longer any prophet, Nor is there any among us who knows 20how long.

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                              10 How long *, O God, will the adversary 21revile, And the enemy 22spurn Your name forever?

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                              11 Why 23do You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand? From within Your bosom, 24destroy them!

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                              12 Yet God is 25my king from of old, Who works deeds of deliverance in the midst of the earth.

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                              13 lYou 26divided the sea by Your strength; mYou 27broke the heads of the 28sea monsters nin the waters.

                              References for Psalms 74:13

                                • ; 74:13 - Or "You Yourself"
                                • Ϳ 74:13 - Or "You Yourself"
                                • ΀ 74:13 - Lit "on"
                                  14 oYou crushed the heads of p29Leviathan; qYou gave him as food for the rcreatures 30of the wilderness.

                                  References for Psalms 74:14

                                    • ΁ 74:14 - Or "You Yourself"
                                    • ΂ 74:14 - Or "sea monster"
                                    • ΃ 74:14 - Or "You Yourself"
                                    • ΄ 74:14 - Lit "people"
                                      15 sYou 31broke open springs and torrents; tYou 32dried up ever-flowing streams.

                                      References for Psalms 74:15

                                        • ΅ 74:15 - Or "You Yourself"
                                        • Ά 74:15 - Or "You Yourself"
                                          16 Yours is the day, Yours also is the night; uYou have 33prepared the vlight and the sun.

                                          References for Psalms 74:16

                                            • · 74:16 - Or "You Yourself"
                                            • Έ 74:16 - Or "luminary"
                                              17 wYou have 34established all the boundaries of the earth; xYou have ymade 35summer and winter.

                                              References for Psalms 74:17

                                                • Ή 74:17 - Or "You Yourself"
                                                • Ί 74:17 - Or "You Yourself"
                                                • ΋ 74:17 - Or "formed"
                                                  18 Remember this, zO LORD, that the enemy has 36reviled, And a 37foolish people has spurned Your name.

                                                  References for Psalms 74:18

                                                    • Ό 74:18 - Or "that the enemy has reviled the LORD
                                                      19 Do not deliver the soul of Your 38turtledove to the wild beast; 39Do not forget the life of Your afflicted forever.

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                                                      20 Consider the 40covenant; For the 41dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.

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                                                      21 Let not the 42oppressed return dishonored; Let the 43afflicted and needy praise Your name.

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                                                      22 Arise, O God, and 44plead Your own cause; Remember {how the 45foolish man reproaches You all day long.

                                                      References for Psalms 74:22

                                                        • ΍ 74:22 - Lit "Your reproach from the foolish man"
                                                          23 Do not forget the voice of Your 46adversaries, The 47uproar of those who rise against You which ascends continually.

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