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Psalm 79 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled ; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps. 1 O God, the nations have invaded your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple, they have reduced Jerusalem to rubble.
2 The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth. 2 They have given the dead bodies of your servants as food to the birds of the air, the flesh of your saints to the beasts of the earth.
3 Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them. 3 They have poured out blood like water all around Jerusalem, and there is no one to bury the dead.
4 We are become a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us. 4 We are objects of reproach to our neighbors, of scorn and derision to those around us.
5 How long, LORD? wilt thou be angry for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire? 5 How long, O LORD? Will you be angry forever? How long will your jealousy burn like fire?
6 Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name. 6 Pour out your wrath on the nations that do not acknowledge you, on the kingdoms that do not call on your name;
7 For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place. 7 for they have devoured Jacob and destroyed his homeland.
8 O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low . 8 Do not hold against us the sins of the fathers; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need.
9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake. 9 Help us, O God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name's sake.
10 Wherefore should the heathen say , Where is their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight by the revenging of the blood of thy servants which is shed . 10 Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Before our eyes, make known among the nations that you avenge the outpoured blood of your servants.
11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die; 11 May the groans of the prisoners come before you; by the strength of your arm preserve those condemned to die.
12 And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord. 12 Pay back into the laps of our neighbors seven times the reproach they have hurled at you, O Lord.
13 So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations. 13 Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will praise you forever; from generation to generation we will recount your praise.