Parallel Bible results for Psalm 74

The Message Bible

New International Version

Psalm 74

MSG 1 You walked off and left us, and never looked back. God, how could you do that? We're your very own sheep; how can you stomp off in anger? NIV 1 Why have you rejected us forever, O God? Why does your anger smolder against the sheep of your pasture? MSG 2 Refresh your memory of us - you bought us a long time ago. Your most precious tribe - you paid a good price for us! Your very own Mount Zion - you actually lived here once! NIV 2 Remember the people you purchased of old, the tribe of your inheritance, whom you redeemed-- Mount Zion, where you dwelt. MSG 3 Come and visit the site of disaster, see how they've wrecked the sanctuary. NIV 3 Turn your steps toward these everlasting ruins, all this destruction the enemy has brought on the sanctuary. MSG 4 While your people were at worship, your enemies barged in, brawling and scrawling graffiti. NIV 4 Your foes roared in the place where you met with us; they set up their standards as signs. MSG 5 They set fire to the porch; axes swinging, they chopped up the woodwork, NIV 5 They behaved like men wielding axes to cut through a thicket of trees. MSG 6 Beat down the doors with sledgehammers, then split them into kindling. NIV 6 They smashed all the carved paneling with their axes and hatchets. MSG 7 They burned your holy place to the ground, violated the place of worship. NIV 7 They burned your sanctuary to the ground; they defiled the dwelling place of your Name. MSG 8 They said to themselves, "We'll wipe them all out," and burned down all the places of worship. NIV 8 They said in their hearts, "We will crush them completely!" They burned every place where God was worshiped in the land. MSG 9 There's not a sign or symbol of God in sight, nor anyone to speak in his name, no one who knows what's going on. NIV 9 We are given no miraculous signs; no prophets are left, and none of us knows how long this will be. MSG 10 How long, God, will barbarians blaspheme, enemies curse and get by with it? NIV 10 How long will the enemy mock you, O God? Will the foe revile your name forever? MSG 11 Why don't you do something? How long are you going to sit there with your hands folded in your lap? NIV 11 Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand? Take it from the folds of your garment and destroy them! MSG 12 God is my King from the very start; he works salvation in the womb of the earth. NIV 12 But you, O God, are my king from of old; you bring salvation upon the earth. MSG 13 With one blow you split the sea in two, you made mincemeat of the dragon Tannin. NIV 13 It was you who split open the sea by your power; you broke the heads of the monster in the waters. MSG 14 You lopped off the heads of Leviathan, then served them up in a stew for the animals. NIV 14 It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan and gave him as food to the creatures of the desert. MSG 15 With your finger you opened up springs and creeks, and dried up the wild floodwaters. NIV 15 It was you who opened up springs and streams; you dried up the ever flowing rivers. MSG 16 You own the day, you own the night; you put stars and sun in place. NIV 16 The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon. MSG 17 You laid out the four corners of earth, shaped the seasons of summer and winter. NIV 17 It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter. MSG 18 Mark and remember, God, all the enemy taunts, each idiot desecration. NIV 18 Remember how the enemy has mocked you, O LORD, how foolish people have reviled your name. MSG 19 Don't throw your lambs to the wolves; after all we've been through, don't forget us. NIV 19 Do not hand over the life of your dove to wild beasts; do not forget the lives of your afflicted people forever. MSG 20 Remember your promises; the city is in darkness, the countryside violent. NIV 20 Have regard for your covenant, because haunts of violence fill the dark places of the land. MSG 21 Don't leave the victims to rot in the street; make them a choir that sings your praises. NIV 21 Do not let the oppressed retreat in disgrace; may the poor and needy praise your name. MSG 22 On your feet, O God - stand up for yourself! Do you hear what they're saying about you, all the vile obscenities? NIV 22 Rise up, O God, and defend your cause; remember how fools mock you all day long. MSG 23 Don't tune out their malicious filth, the brawling invective that never lets up. NIV 23 Do not ignore the clamor of your adversaries, the uproar of your enemies, which rises continually.