Psalm 74:1-6 NIV

A "maskil" of Asaph.

1 Why have you rejected1 us forever,2 O God? Why does your anger smolder against the sheep of your pasture?3

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2 Remember the people you purchased4 of old,5 the tribe of your inheritance,6 whom you redeemed7-- Mount Zion,8 where you dwelt.9

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3 Turn your steps toward these everlasting ruins,10 all this destruction the enemy has brought on the sanctuary.

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4 Your foes roared11 in the place where you met with us; they set up their standards12 as signs.

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5 They behaved like men wielding axes to cut through a thicket of trees.13

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6 They smashed all the carved14 paneling with their axes and hatchets.

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