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Psalm 79 World English Bible (WEB)

A Psalm by Asaph.

79 God, the nations have come into your inheritance.
    They have defiled your holy temple.
    They have laid Jerusalem in heaps.
They have given the dead bodies of your servants to be food for the birds of the sky,
    the flesh of your saints to the animals of the earth.
Their blood they have shed like water around Jerusalem.
    There was no one to bury them.
We have become a reproach to our neighbors,
    a scoffing and derision to those who are around us.
How long, Yahweh?
    Will you be angry forever?
    Will your jealousy burn like fire?
Pour out your wrath on the nations that don’t know you;
    on the kingdoms that don’t call on your name;
For they have devoured Jacob,
    and destroyed his homeland.
Don’t hold the iniquities of our forefathers against us.
    Let your tender mercies speedily meet us,
    for we are in desperate need.
Help us, God of our salvation, 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?”
    Let it be known among the nations, before our eyes,
    that vengeance for your servants’ blood is being poured out.
11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before you.
    According to the greatness of your power, preserve those who are sentenced to death.
12 Pay back to our neighbors seven times into their bosom
    their reproach with which they have reproached you, Lord.
13 So we, your people and sheep of your pasture,
    will give you thanks forever.
    We will praise you forever, to all generations.

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Psalm 79 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 79

A psalm of Asaph.

O God, the nations have invaded your inheritance;
    they have defiled your holy temple,
    they have reduced Jerusalem to rubble.
They have left the dead bodies of your servants
    as food for the birds of the sky,
    the flesh of your own people for the animals of the wild.
They have poured out blood like water
    all around Jerusalem,
    and there is no one to bury the dead.
We are objects of contempt to our neighbors,
    of scorn and derision to those around us.

How long, Lord? Will you be angry forever?
    How long will your jealousy burn like fire?
Pour out your wrath on the nations
    that do not acknowledge you,
on the kingdoms
    that do not call on your name;
for they have devoured Jacob
    and devastated his homeland.

Do not hold against us the sins of past generations;
    may your mercy come quickly to meet us,
    for we are in desperate need.
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.
11 May the groans of the prisoners come before you;
    with your strong arm preserve those condemned to die.
12 Pay back into the laps of our neighbors seven times
    the contempt they have hurled at you, Lord.
13 Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture,
    will praise you forever;
from generation to generation
    we will proclaim your praise.

New International Version (NIV)

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