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Psalms 79:1
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A psalm of Asaph.

O God, the nations have invaded your inheritance;(a) they have defiled(b) your holy temple, they have reduced Jerusalem to rubble.(c)
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Psalms 79:2
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They have left the dead bodies of your servants as food for the birds of the sky,(d) the flesh of your own people for the animals of the wild.(e)
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Psalms 79:3
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They have poured out blood like water all around Jerusalem, and there is no one to bury(f) the dead.(g)
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Psalms 79:4
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We are objects of contempt to our neighbors, of scorn(h) and derision to those around us.(i)
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Psalms 79:5
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How long,(j) Lord ? Will you be angry(k) forever? How long will your jealousy burn like fire?(l)
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Psalms 79:6
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Pour out your wrath(m) on the nations that do not acknowledge(n) you, on the kingdoms that do not call on your name;(o)
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Psalms 79:7
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for they have devoured(p) Jacob and devastated his homeland.
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Psalms 79:8
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Do not hold against us the sins of past generations;(q) may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need.(r)
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Psalms 79:9
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Help us,(s) God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name's sake.(t)
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Psalms 79:10
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Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?"(u) Before our eyes, make known among the nations that you avenge(v) the outpoured blood(w) of your servants.
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Psalms 79:11
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May the groans of the prisoners come before you; with your strong arm preserve those condemned to die.
Psalms 79:12
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Pay back into the laps(x) of our neighbors seven times(y) the contempt they have hurled at you, Lord.
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Psalms 79:13
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Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture,(z) will praise you forever;(aa) from generation to generation we will proclaim your praise.
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Psalms 80:1
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For the director of music. To the tune of "The Lilies of the Covenant." Of Asaph. A psalm.

Hear us, Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock.(a) You who sit enthroned between the cherubim,(b) shine forth
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Psalms 80:2
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2before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.(c) Awaken(d) your might; come and save us.(e)
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Psalms 80:3
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Restore(f) us,(g) O God; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.(h)
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Psalms 80:4
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How long,(i) Lord God Almighty, will your anger smolder(j) against the prayers of your people?
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Psalms 80:5
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You have fed them with the bread of tears;(k) you have made them drink tears by the bowlful.(l)
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Psalms 80:6
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You have made us an object of derision[b] to our neighbors, and our enemies mock us.(m)
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Psalms 80:7
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Restore us, God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.(n)
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Psalms 80:8
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You transplanted a vine(o) from Egypt; you drove out(p) the nations and planted(q) it.
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Psalms 80:9
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You cleared the ground for it, and it took root and filled the land.
Psalms 80:10
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The mountains were covered with its shade, the mighty cedars with its branches.
Psalms 80:11
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Its branches reached as far as the Sea,[c] its shoots as far as the River.[d](r)
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Psalms 80:12
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Why have you broken down its walls(s) so that all who pass by pick its grapes?
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Psalms 80:13
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Boars from the forest ravage(t) it, and insects from the fields feed on it.
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Psalms 80:14
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Return to us, God Almighty! Look down from heaven and see!(u) Watch over this vine,
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Psalms 80:15
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the root your right hand has planted, the son[e] you have raised up for yourself.
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Psalms 80:16
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Your vine is cut down, it is burned with fire;(v) at your rebuke(w) your people perish.
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Psalms 80:17
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Let your hand rest on the man at your right hand, the son of man(x) you have raised up for yourself.
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Psalms 80:18
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Then we will not turn away from you; revive(y) us, and we will call on your name.
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Psalms 80:19
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Restore us, Lord God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.
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