And he spoke before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, “What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they fortify themselves? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they complete it in a day? Will they revive the stones from the heaps of rubbish—stones that are burned?”

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A Dirge and a Prayer for Israel, Destroyed by Enemies

A Psalm of Asaph.

79 O God, the [a]nations have come into (A)Your inheritance;
Your holy temple they have defiled;
(B)They have laid Jerusalem [b]in heaps.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 79:1 Gentiles
  2. Psalm 79:1 in ruins

11 “I will make Jerusalem (A)a heap of ruins, (B)a den of jackals.
I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.”

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