Psalm 74 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 An Instruction of Asaph. Why, O God, hast Thou cast off for ever? Thine anger smoketh against the flock 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 Thy company. Thou didst purchase of old, Thou didst redeem the rod of Thy inheritance, This mount Zion -- Thou didst dwell in it. 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 to the perpetual desolations, Everything the enemy did wickedly in the sanctuary. 3 Turn your steps toward these everlasting ruins, all this destruction the enemy has brought on the sanctuary.
4 Roared have thine adversaries, In the midst of Thy meeting-places, They have set their ensigns as ensigns. 4 Your foes roared in the place where you met with us; they set up their standards as signs.
5 He is known as one bringing in on high Against a thicket of wood -- axes. 5 They behaved like men wielding axes to cut through a thicket of trees.
6 And now, its carvings together With axe and hatchet they break down, 6 They smashed all the carved paneling with their axes and hatchets.
7 They have sent into fire Thy sanctuary, to the earth they polluted the tabernacle of Thy 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 together,' They did burn all the meeting-places of God 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 Our ensigns we have not seen, There is no more a prophet, Nor with us is one knowing how long. 9 We are given no miraculous signs; no prophets are left, and none of us knows how long this will be.
10 Till when, O God, doth an adversary reproach? Doth an enemy despise thy name for ever? 10 How long will the enemy mock you, O God? Will the foe revile your name forever?
11 Why dost Thou turn back Thy hand, Even Thy right hand? From the midst of Thy bosom remove [it]. 11 Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand? Take it from the folds of your garment and destroy them!
12 And God [is] my king of old, Working salvation 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 hast broken by Thy strength a sea-[monster], Thou hast shivered Heads of dragons by 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 hast broken the heads of leviathan, Thou makest him food, For the people of the dry places. 14 It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan and gave him as food to the creatures of the desert.
15 Thou hast cleaved a fountain and a stream, Thou hast dried up perennial flowings. 15 It was you who opened up springs and streams; you dried up the ever flowing rivers.
16 Thine [is] the day, also Thine [is] the night, Thou hast prepared a light giver -- the sun. 16 The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon.
17 Thou hast set up all the borders of earth, Summer and winter Thou hast formed them. 17 It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter.
18 Remember this -- an enemy reproached Jehovah, And a foolish people have despised Thy name. 18 Remember how the enemy has mocked you, O LORD, how foolish people have reviled your name.
19 Give not up to a company, The soul of Thy turtle-dove, The company of Thy poor ones forget not 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 Look attentively to the covenant, For the dark places of earth, Have been full of habitations of violence. 20 Have regard for your covenant, because haunts of violence fill the dark places of the land.
21 Let not the oppressed turn back ashamed, Let the poor and needy praise Thy name, 21 Do not let the oppressed retreat in disgrace; may the poor and needy praise your name.
22 Arise, O God, plead Thy plea, Remember Thy reproach from a fool 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 noise of Thy withstanders is going up continually! 23 Do not ignore the clamor of your adversaries, the uproar of your enemies, which rises continually.