Psalm 74 TNIV

A" maskil "of Asaph."

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

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2 Remember the people you purchased4 long ago,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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7 They burned your sanctuary to the ground; they defiled15 the dwelling place16 of your Name.17

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8 They said in their hearts, "We will crush18 them completely!" They burned19 every place where God was worshiped in the land.

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9 We are given no signs from God;20 no prophets21 are left, and none of us knows how long this will be.

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10 How long22 will the enemy mock23 you, God? Will the foe revile24 your name forever?

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      11 Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand?25 Take it from the folds of your garment26 and destroy them!

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      12 But God is my King27 from long ago; he brings salvation28 on the earth.

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      13 It was you who split open the sea29 by your power; you broke the heads of the monster30 in the waters.

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      14 It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan31 and gave it as food to the creatures of the desert.32

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      15 It was you who opened up springs33 and streams; you dried up34 the ever-flowing rivers.

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      16 The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon.35

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      17 It was you who set all the boundaries36 of the earth; you made both summer and winter.37

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      18 Remember how the enemy has mocked you, LORD, how foolish people38 have reviled your name.

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      19 Do not hand over the life of your dove39 to wild beasts; do not forget the lives of your afflicted40 people forever.

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      20 Have regard for your covenant,41 because haunts of violence fill the dark places42 of the land.

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      21 Do not let the oppressed43 retreat in disgrace; may the poor and needy44 praise your name.

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      22 Rise up,45 O God, and defend your cause; remember how fools46 mock you all day long.

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      23 Do not ignore the clamor47 of your adversaries,48 the uproar49 of your enemies,50 which rises continually.

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