Psalms

Psalm 79 ©

1The Psalmist complaineth of the desolation of Jerusalem: 8he prayeth for deliverance, 13and promiseth thankfulness.

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A Psalm 1of Asaph.

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O GOD, athe heathen are come into bthine inheritance; cthy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.

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The ddead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth.

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Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; eand there was none to bury them.

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We fare become a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.

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gHow long, LORD? wilt thou be angry for ever? hshall thy jealousy burn like fire?

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iPour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have jnot known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.

j Is. 45.4,5.
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For kthey have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place.

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O lremember not against us 2former iniquities: mlet thy tender mercies speedily *prevent us: for we are brought very low.

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nHelp us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, ofor thy name's sake.

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pWherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God? qlet him be known among the heathen in our sight by the 3revenging of the blood of thy servants which is shed.

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Let rthe sighing of the prisoner come before thee; saccording to the greatness of 4thy power 5preserve thou those that are appointed to die;

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And trender unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom utheir reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.

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So vwe thy people and wsheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: xwe will shew forth thy praise 6to all generations.