Psalm 74 NIV

A maskil of Asaph.

1 aO God, why have you rejected us forever? Why does your anger smolder against the sheep of your pasture?

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    • ģ 74:1 - Title: Probably a literary or musical term
      2 Remember the nation you purchased long ago, the people of your inheritance, whom you redeemed— Mount Zion, where you dwelt.

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      3 Turn your steps toward these everlasting ruins, all this destruction the enemy has brought on the sanctuary.

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      4 Your foes roared in the place where you met with us; they set up their standards as signs.

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      5 They behaved like men wielding axes to cut through a thicket of trees.

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      6 They smashed all the carved paneling with their axes and hatchets.

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      7 They burned your sanctuary to the ground; they defiled the dwelling place of your Name.

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      8 They said in their hearts, “We will crush them completely!” They burned every place where God was worshiped in the land.

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      9 We are given no signs from God; no prophets are left, and none of us knows how long this will be.

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      10 How long will the enemy mock you, God? Will the foe revile your name forever?

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          11 Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand? Take it from the folds of your garment and destroy them!

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          12 But God is my King from long ago; he brings salvation on the earth.

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          13 It was you who split open the sea by your power; you broke the heads of the monster in the waters.

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          14 It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan and gave it as food to the creatures of the desert.

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          15 It was you who opened up springs and streams; you dried up the ever-flowing rivers.

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          16 The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon.

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          17 It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter.

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          18 Remember how the enemy has mocked you, LORD, how foolish people have reviled your name.

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          19 Do not hand over the life of your dove to wild beasts; do not forget the lives of your afflicted people forever.

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          20 Have regard for your covenant, because haunts of violence fill the dark places of the land.

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          21 Do not let the oppressed retreat in disgrace; may the poor and needy praise your name.

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          22 Rise up, O God, and defend your cause; remember how fools mock you all day long.

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          23 Do not ignore the clamor of your adversaries, the uproar of your enemies, which rises continually.

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