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Psalms 74:1 ←
God, why have you rejected us forever? Why does your anger smolder against the sheep of your pasture?
Psalms 74:2 ←
Remember your congregation, which you purchased of old, which you have redeemed to be the tribe of your inheritance: Mount Zion, in which you have lived.
Psalms 74:3 ←
Lift up your feet to the perpetual ruins, all the evil that the enemy has done in the sanctuary.
Psalms 74:4 ←
Your adversaries have roared in the middle of your assembly. They have set up their standards as signs.
Psalms 74:5 ←
They behaved like men wielding axes, cutting through a thicket of trees.
Psalms 74:6 ←
Now they break all its carved work down with hatchet and hammers.
Psalms 74:7 ←
They have burned your sanctuary to the ground. They have profaned the dwelling place of your Name.
Psalms 74:8 ←
They said in their heart, “We will crush them completely.” They have burned up all the places in the land where God was worshiped.
Psalms 74:9 ←
We see no miraculous signs. There is no longer any prophet, neither is there among us anyone who knows how long.
Psalms 74:10 ←
How long, God, shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy blaspheme your name forever?
Psalms 74:11 ←
Why do you draw back your hand, even your right hand? Take it from your chest and consume them!
Psalms 74:12 ←
Yet God is my King of old, working salvation throughout the earth.
Psalms 74:13 ←
You divided the sea by your strength. You broke the heads of the sea monsters in the waters.
Psalms 74:14 ←
You broke the heads of Leviathan in pieces. You gave him as food to people and desert creatures.
Psalms 74:15 ←
You opened up spring and stream. You dried up mighty rivers.
Psalms 74:16 ←
The day is yours, the night is also yours. You have prepared the light and the sun.
Psalms 74:17 ←
You have set all the boundaries of the earth. You have made summer and winter.
Psalms 74:18 ←
Remember this, that the enemy has mocked you, Yahweh. Foolish people have blasphemed your name.
Psalms 74:19 ←
Don’t deliver the soul of your dove to wild beasts. Don’t forget the life of your poor forever.
Psalms 74:20 ←
Honor your covenant, for haunts of violence fill the dark places of the earth.
Psalms 74:21 ←
Don’t let the oppressed return ashamed. Let the poor and needy praise your name.
Psalms 74:22 ←
Arise, God! Plead your own cause. Remember how the foolish man mocks you all day.
Psalms 74:23 ←
Don’t forget the voice of your adversaries. The tumult of those who rise up against you ascends continually.