Chapter 74

PSA.74:1 A Contemplation of Asaph. O God, why have You cast us off forever? Why does Your anger smoke against the sheep of Your pasture?
PSA.74:2 Remember Your congregation, which You have purchased of old, The tribe of Your inheritance, which You have redeemed-This Mount Zion where You have dwelt.
PSA.74:3 Lift up Your feet to the perpetual desolations. The enemy has damaged everything in the sanctuary.
PSA.74:4 Your enemies roar in the midst of Your meeting place; They set up their banners for signs.
PSA.74:5 They seem like men who lift up Axes among the thick trees.
PSA.74:6 And now they break down its carved work, all at once, With axes and hammers.
PSA.74:7 They have set fire to Your sanctuary; They have defiled the dwelling place of Your name to the ground.
PSA.74:8 They said in their hearts, “Let us destroy them altogether.” They have burned up all the meeting places of God in the land.
PSA.74:9 We do not see our signs; There is no longer any prophet; Nor is there any among us who knows how long.
PSA.74:10 O God, how long will the adversary reproach? Will the enemy blaspheme Your name forever?
PSA.74:11 Why do You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand? Take it out of Your bosom and destroy them.
PSA.74:12 For God is my King from of old, Working salvation in the midst of the earth.
PSA.74:13 You divided the sea by Your strength; You broke the heads of the sea serpents in the waters.
PSA.74:14 You broke the heads of Leviathan in pieces, And gave him as food to the people inhabiting the wilderness.
PSA.74:15 You broke open the fountain and the flood; You dried up mighty rivers.
PSA.74:16 The day is Yours, the night also is Yours; You have prepared the light and the sun.
PSA.74:17 You have set all the borders of the earth; You have made summer and winter.
PSA.74:18 Remember this, that the enemy has reproached, O LORD, And that a foolish people has blasphemed Your name.
PSA.74:19 Oh, do not deliver the life of Your turtledove to the wild beast! Do not forget the life of Your poor forever.
PSA.74:20 Have respect to the covenant; For the dark places of the earth are full of the haunts of cruelty.
PSA.74:21 Oh, do not let the oppressed return ashamed! Let the poor and needy praise Your name.
PSA.74:22 Arise, O God, plead Your own cause; Remember how the foolish man reproaches You daily.
PSA.74:23 Do not forget the voice of Your enemies; The tumult of those who rise up against You increases continually.

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