Psalm 74 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 {An instruction: of Asaph.} Why, O God, hast thou cast off for ever? [why] doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture? 1 Why have you rejected us forever, O God? Why does your anger smolder against the sheep of your pasture?
2 Remember thine assembly, which thou hast purchased of old, which thou hast redeemed [to be] the portion of thine inheritance, this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt. 2 Remember the people you purchased of old, the tribe of your inheritance, whom you redeemed-- Mount Zion, where you dwelt.
3 Lift up thy steps unto the perpetual desolations: everything in the sanctuary hath the enemy destroyed. 3 Turn your steps toward these everlasting ruins, all this destruction the enemy has brought on the sanctuary.
4 Thine adversaries roar in the midst of thy place of assembly; they set up their signs [for] signs. 4 Your foes roared in the place where you met with us; they set up their standards as signs.
5 [A man] was known as he could lift up axes in the thicket of trees; 5 They behaved like men wielding axes to cut through a thicket of trees.
6 And now they break down its carved work altogether, with hatchets and hammers. 6 They smashed all the carved paneling with their axes and hatchets.
7 They have set on fire thy sanctuary, they have profaned the habitation of thy name to the ground. 7 They burned your sanctuary to the ground; they defiled the dwelling place of your Name.
8 They said in their heart, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all God's places of assembly in the land. 8 They said in their hearts, "We will crush them completely!" They burned every place where God was worshiped in the land.
9 We see not our signs; there is no more any prophet, neither is there among us any that knoweth how long. 9 We are given no miraculous signs; no prophets are left, and none of us knows how long this will be.
10 How long, O God, shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy contemn thy name for ever? 10 How long will the enemy mock you, O God? Will the foe revile your name forever?
11 Why withdrawest thou thy hand, and thy right hand? [pluck it] out of thy bosom: consume [them]. 11 Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand? Take it from the folds of your garment and destroy them!
12 But God is my king of old, accomplishing deliverances in the midst of the earth. 12 But you, O God, are my king from of old; you bring salvation upon the earth.
13 *Thou* didst divide the sea by thy strength; thou didst break the heads of the monsters on 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 *Thou* didst break in pieces the heads of leviathan, thou gavest him to be meat to those that people the desert. 14 It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan and gave him as food to the creatures of the desert.
15 *Thou* didst cleave fountain and torrent, *thou* driedst 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 thine, the night also is thine; *thou* hast prepared the moon and the sun: 16 The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon.
17 *Thou* hast set all the borders of the earth; summer and winter -- *thou* didst form them. 17 It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter.
18 Remember this, that an enemy hath reproached Jehovah, and a foolish people have contemned thy name. 18 Remember how the enemy has mocked you, O LORD, how foolish people have reviled your name.
19 Give not up the soul of thy turtle-dove unto the wild beast; forget not the troop of thine afflicted for ever. 19 Do not hand over the life of your dove to wild beasts; do not forget the lives of your afflicted people forever.
20 Have respect unto the covenant; for the dark places of the earth are full of the dwellings of violence. 20 Have regard for your covenant, because haunts of violence fill the dark places of the land.
21 Oh let not the oppressed one return ashamed; let the afflicted and needy praise thy name. 21 Do not let the oppressed retreat in disgrace; may the poor and needy praise your name.
22 Rise up, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee all the day; 22 Rise up, O God, and defend your cause; remember how fools mock you all day long.
23 Forget not the voice of thine adversaries: the tumult of those that rise up against thee ascendeth continually. 23 Do not ignore the clamor of your adversaries, the uproar of your enemies, which rises continually.