Psalms 74 (asv)

Psalms 74 (asv)

Maschil of Asaph.

74:1O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever?

Why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?

74:2Remember thy congregation, which thou hast gotten of old,

Which thou hast redeemed to be the tribe of thine inheritance;

And mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.

74:3Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual ruins,

All the evil that the enemy hath done in the sanctuary.

74:4Thine adversaries have roared in the midst of thine assembly;

They have set up their ensigns for signs.

74:5They seemed as men that lifted up

Axes upon a thicket of trees.

74:6And now all the carved work thereof

They break down with hatchet and hammers.

74:7They have set thy sanctuary on fire;

They have profaned the dwelling-place of thy name by casting it to the ground.

74:8They said in their heart, Let us make havoc of them altogether:

They have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land.

74:9We see not our signs:

There is no more any prophet;

Neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.

74:10How long, O God, shall the adversary reproach?

Shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?

74:11Why drawest thou back thy hand, even thy right hand?

Pluck it out of thy bosom and consume them.

74:12Yet God is my King of old,

Working salvation in the midst of the earth.

74:13Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength:

Thou brakest the heads of the sea-monsters in the waters.

74:14Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces;

Thou gavest him to be food to the people inhabiting the wilderness.

74:15Thou didst cleave fountain and flood:

Thou driedst up mighty rivers.

74:16The day is thine, the night also is thine:

Thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

74:17Thou hast set all the borders of the earth:

Thou hast made summer and winter.

74:18Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O Jehovah,

And that a foolish people hath blasphemed thy name.

74:19Oh deliver not the soul of thy turtle-dove unto the wild beast:

Forget not the life of thy poor for ever.

74:20Have respect unto the covenant;

For the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of violence.

74:21Oh let not the oppressed return ashamed:

Let the poor and needy praise thy name.

74:22Arise, O God, plead thine own cause:

Remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee all the day.

74:23Forget not the voice of thine adversaries:

The tumult of those that rise up against thee ascendeth continually.


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