Psalm 74 NRS

1 O God, why do you cast us off forever? Why does your anger smoke against the sheep of your pasture?
2 Remember your congregation, which you acquired long ago, which you redeemed to be the tribe of your heritage. Remember Mount Zion, where you came to dwell.
3 Direct your steps to the perpetual ruins; the enemy has destroyed everything in the sanctuary.
4 Your foes have roared within your holy place; they set up their emblems there.
5 At the upper entrance they hacked the wooden trellis with axes. a

References for Psalms 74:5

    • ü 74:5 - Cn Compare Gk Syr: Meaning of Heb uncertain
      6 And then, with hatchets and hammers, they smashed all its carved work.
      7 They set your sanctuary on fire; they desecrated the dwelling place of your name, bringing it to the ground.
      8 They said to themselves, "We will utterly subdue them"; they burned all the meeting places of God in the land.
      9 We do not see our emblems; there is no longer any prophet, and there is no one among us who knows how long.
      10 How long, O God, is the foe to scoff? Is the enemy to revile your name forever?
      11 Why do you hold back your hand; why do you keep your hand in b your bosom?

      References for Psalms 74:11

        • ý 74:11 - Cn: Heb [do you consume your right hand from]
          12 Yet God my King is from of old, working salvation in the earth.
          13 You divided the sea by your might; you broke the heads of the dragons in the waters.
          14 You crushed the heads of Leviathan; you gave him as food c for the creatures of the wilderness.

          References for Psalms 74:14

            • þ 74:14 - Heb [food for the people]
              15 You cut openings for springs and torrents; you dried up ever-flowing streams.
              16 Yours is the day, yours also the night; you established the luminaries d and the sun.

              References for Psalms 74:16

                • ÿ 74:16 - Or [moon]; Heb [light]
                  17 You have fixed all the bounds of the earth; you made summer and winter.
                  18 Remember this, O Lord, how the enemy scoffs, and an impious people reviles your name.
                  19 Do not deliver the soul of your dove to the wild animals; do not forget the life of your poor forever.
                  20 Have regard for your e covenant, for the dark places of the land are full of the haunts of violence.

                  References for Psalms 74:20

                    • Ā 74:20 - Gk Syr: Heb [the]
                      21 Do not let the downtrodden be put to shame; let the poor and needy praise your name.
                      22 Rise up, O God, plead your cause; remember how the impious scoff at you all day long.
                      23 Do not forget the clamor of your foes, the uproar of your adversaries that goes up continually.