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Psalm 79:2 ASV
The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be food unto the birds of the heavens, The flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth.
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Psalm 79:2 BBE
They have given the bodies of your servants as food to the birds of the air, and the flesh of your saints to the beasts of the earth.
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Psalm 79:2 CEB
They've left your servants' bodies as food for the birds; they've left the flesh of your faithful to the wild animals of the earth.
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Psalm 79:2 CJB
They have given the corpses of your servants as food for the birds in the air, yes, the flesh of those faithful to you for the wild animals of the earth.
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Psalm 79:2 RHE
(78-2) They have given the dead bodies of thy servants to be meat for the fowls of the air: the flesh of thy saints for the beasts of the earth.
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Psalm 79:2 ESV
They have given the bodies of your servants to the birds of the heavens for food, the flesh of your faithful to the beasts of the earth.
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Psalm 79:2 GW
They have given the dead bodies of your servants to the birds for food. They have given the flesh of your godly ones to the animals.
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Psalm 79:2 GNT
They left the bodies of your people for the vultures, the bodies of your servants for wild animals to eat.
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Psalm 79:2 HNV
They have given the dead bodies of your servants to be food for the birds of the sky, The flesh of your holy ones to the animals of the eretz.
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Psalm 79:2 CSB
They gave the corpses of Your servants to the birds of the sky for food, the flesh of Your godly ones to the beasts of the earth.
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Psalm 79:2 KJV
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.
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Psalm 79:2 LEB
They have given the bodies of your servants as food for the birds of the heavens, the flesh of your faithful to [the] beasts of [the] earth.
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Psalm 79:2 NAS
They have given the dead bodies of Your servants for food to the birds of the heavens, The flesh of Your godly ones to the beasts of the earth.
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Psalm 79:2 NCV
They have given the bodies of your servants as food to the wild birds. They have given the bodies of those who worship you to the wild animals.
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Psalm 79:2 NIRV
They have given the dead bodies of your people as food to the birds of the air. They have given the bodies of your faithful people to the animals of the earth.
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Psalm 79:2 NIV
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.
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Psalm 79:2 NKJV
The dead bodies of Your servants They have given as food for the birds of the heavens, The flesh of Your saints to the beasts of the earth.
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Psalm 79:2 NLT
They have left the bodies of your servants as food for the birds of heaven. The flesh of your godly ones has become food for the wild animals.
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Psalm 79:2 NRS
They have given the bodies of your servants to the birds of the air for food, the flesh of your faithful to the wild animals of the earth.
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Psalm 79:2 RSV
They have given the bodies of thy servants to the birds of the air for food, the flesh of thy saints to the beasts of the earth.
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Psalm 79:2 DBY
The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowl of the heavens, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth:
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Psalm 79:2 MSG
They've served up the corpses of your servants as carrion food for birds of prey, Threw the bones of your holy people out to the wild animals to gnaw on.
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Psalm 79:2 WBT
The dead bodies of thy servants have they given [to be] food to the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints, to the beasts of the earth.
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Psalm 79:2 TMB
The dead bodies of Thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heavens, the flesh of Thy saints unto the beasts of the earth.
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Psalm 79:2 TNIV
They have left the dead bodies of your servants as food for the birds of the sky, the flesh of your own people for the animals of the wild.
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Psalm 79:2 WEB
They have given the dead bodies of your servants to be food for the birds of the sky, The flesh of your saints to the animals of the earth.
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Psalm 79:2 WYC
They setted the slain bodies of thy servants to be meats to the volatiles of heavens; the fleshes of thy saints to the beasts of the earth. (They left the dead bodies of thy servants to be food for the birds of the air; yea, the flesh of thy saints for the beasts of the earth.)
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Psalm 79:2 YLT
They gave the dead bodies of Thy servants Food for the fowls of the heavens, The flesh of Thy saints For the wild beast of the earth.
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Psalms 79 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 79

The deplorable condition of the people of God. (1-5) A petition for relief. (6-13)

Verses 1-5 God is complained to: whither should children go but to a Father able and willing to help them? See what a change sin made in the holy city, when the heathen were suffered to pour in upon them. God's own people defiled it by their sins, therefore he suffered their enemies to defile it by their insolence. They desired that God would be reconciled. Those who desire God's favour as better than life, cannot but dread his wrath as worse than death. In every affliction we should first beseech the Lord to cleanse away the guilt of our sins; then he will visit us with his tender mercies.

Verses 6-13 Those who persist in ignorance of God, and neglect of prayer, are the ungodly. How unrighteous soever men were, the Lord was righteous in permitting them to do what they did. Deliverances from trouble are mercies indeed, when grounded upon the pardon of sin; we should therefore be more earnest in prayer for the removal of our sins than for the removal of afflictions. They had no hopes but from God's mercies, his tender mercies. They plead no merit, they pretend to none, but, Help us for the glory of thy name; pardon us for thy name's sake. The Christian forgets not that he is often bound in the chain of his sins. The world to him is a prison; sentence of death is passed upon him, and he knows not how soon it may be executed. How fervently should he at all times pray, O let the sighing of a prisoner come before thee, according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die! How glorious will the day be, when, triumphant over sin and sorrow, the church beholds the adversary disarmed for ever! while that church shall, from age to age, sing the praises of her great Shepherd and Bishop, her King and her God.

Psalms 79 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 79

Psalms 79:1-13 . This Psalm, like the seventy-fourth, probably depicts the desolations of the Chaldeans ( Jeremiah 52:12-24 ). It comprises the usual complaint, prayer, and promised thanks for relief.

1. (Compare Psalms 74:2-7 ).

2, 3. (Compare Jeremiah 15:3 , 16:4 ).

4. (Compare Psalms 44:13 , Jeremiah 42:18 , Lamentations 2:15 ).

5. How long--( Psalms 13:1 ).
be angry--( Psalms 74:1-10 ).
jealousy burn--( Deuteronomy 29:20 ).

6, 7. (Compare Jeremiah 10:25 ). Though we deserve much, do not the heathen deserve more for their violence to us ( Jeremiah 51:3-5 Zechariah 1:14 )? The singular denotes the chief power, and the use of the plural indicates the combined confederates.
called upon--or, "by"
thy name--proclaimed Thy attributes and professed allegiance ( Isaiah 12:4 , Acts 2:21 ).

8. former iniquities--literally, "iniquities of former times."
prevent us--literally, "meet us," as in Psalms 21:3 .

9. for . . . glory of thy name [and for] thy name's sake--both mean for illustrating Thy attributes, faithfulness, power, &c.
purge . . . sins--literally, "provide atonement for us." Deliverance from sin and suffering, for their good and God's glory, often distinguish the prayers of Old Testament saints (compare Ephesians 1:7 ).

10. This ground of pleading often used ( Exodus 32:12 , Numbers 14:13-16 ).
blood . . . shed--( Psalms 79:3 ).

11. prisoner--the whole captive people.
power--literally, "arm" ( Psalms 10:15 ).

12. into their bosom--The lap or folds of the dress is used by Eastern people for receiving articles. The figure denotes retaliation (compare Isaiah 65:6 Isaiah 65:7 ). They reproached God as well as His people.

13. sheep . . . pasture--(Compare Psalms 74:1 , 78:70 ).