Psalm 74 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Why have You rejected [us] forever, God? Why does Your anger burn against the sheep of Your pasture? 1 Why have you rejected us forever, O God? Why does your anger smolder against the sheep of your pasture?
2 Remember Your congregation, which You purchased long ago and redeemed as the tribe for Your own possession. [Remember] Mount Zion where You dwell. 2 Remember the people you purchased of old, the tribe of your inheritance, whom you redeemed-- Mount Zion, where you dwelt.
3 Make Your way to the everlasting ruins, to all that the enemy has destroyed in the sanctuary. 3 Turn your steps toward these everlasting ruins, all this destruction the enemy has brought on the sanctuary.
4 Your adversaries roared in the meeting place where You met with us. They set up their emblems as signs. 4 Your foes roared in the place where you met with us; they set up their standards as signs.
5 It was like men in a thicket of trees, wielding axes, 5 They behaved like men wielding axes to cut through a thicket of trees.
6 then smashing all the carvings with hatchets and picks. 6 They smashed all the carved paneling with their axes and hatchets.
7 They set Your sanctuary on fire; they utterly desecrated the dwelling place of Your name. 7 They burned your sanctuary to the ground; they defiled the dwelling place of your Name.
8 They said in their hearts, "Let us oppress them relentlessly." They burned down every place throughout the land where God met with us. 8 They said in their hearts, "We will crush them completely!" They burned every place where God was worshiped in the land.
9 We don't see any signs for us. There is no longer a prophet. And none of us knows how long this will last. 9 We are given no miraculous signs; no prophets are left, and none of us knows how long this will be.
10 God, how long will the foe mock? Will the enemy insult Your name forever? 10 How long will the enemy mock you, O God? Will the foe revile your name forever?
11 Why do You hold back Your hand? Stretch out Your right hand and destroy [them]! 11 Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand? Take it from the folds of your garment and destroy them!
12 God my king is from ancient times, performing saving acts on the earth. 12 But you, O God, are my king from of old; you bring salvation upon the earth.
13 You divided the sea with Your strength; You smashed the heads of the sea monsters in the waters; 13 It was you who split open the sea by your power; you broke the heads of the monster in the waters.
14 You crushed the heads of Leviathan; You fed him to the creatures of the desert. 14 It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan and gave him as food to the creatures of the desert.
15 You opened up springs and streams; You dried up ever-flowing rivers. 15 It was you who opened up springs and streams; you dried up the ever flowing rivers.
16 The day is Yours, also the night; You established the moon and the sun. 16 The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon.
17 You set all the boundaries of the earth; You made summer and winter. 17 It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter.
18 Remember this: the enemy has mocked the Lord, and a foolish people has insulted Your name. 18 Remember how the enemy has mocked you, O LORD, how foolish people have reviled your name.
19 Do not give the life of Your dove to beasts; do not forget the lives of Your poor people forever. 19 Do not hand over the life of your dove to wild beasts; do not forget the lives of your afflicted people forever.
20 Consider the covenant, for the dark places of the land are full of violence. 20 Have regard for your covenant, because haunts of violence fill the dark places of the land.
21 Do not let the oppressed turn away in shame; let the poor and needy praise Your name. 21 Do not let the oppressed retreat in disgrace; may the poor and needy praise your name.
22 Arise, God, defend Your cause! Remember the insults that fools bring against You all day long. 22 Rise up, O God, and defend your cause; remember how fools mock you all day long.
23 Do not forget the clamor of Your adversaries, the tumult of Your opponents that goes up constantly. 23 Do not ignore the clamor of your adversaries, the uproar of your enemies, which rises continually.