Psalms 79:8

8 Do not hold against us the sins of past generations; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need.

Psalms 79:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.
ESV
8 Do not remember against us our former iniquities; let your compassion come speedily to meet us, for we are brought very low.
NLT
8 Do not hold us guilty for the sins of our ancestors! Let your compassion quickly meet our needs, for we are on the brink of despair.
MSG
8 Don't blame us for the sins of our parents. Hurry up and help us; we're at the end of our rope.
CSB
8 Do not hold past sins against us; let Your compassion come to us quickly, for we have become weak.

Psalms 79:8 In-Context

6 Pour out your wrath on the nations that do not acknowledge you, on the kingdoms that do not call on your name;
7 for they have devoured Jacob and devastated his homeland.
8 Do not hold against us the sins of past generations; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need.
9 Help us, God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name’s sake.
10 Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” Before our eyes, make known among the nations that you avenge the outpoured blood of your servants.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Genesis 9:25; Jeremiah 44:21; Isaiah 64:9
  • 2. Psalms 116:6; Psalms 142:6
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