Tehilim Chapter 79

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1. A Psalm of Asaph. O God, nations have come into your inheritance; your holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.
2. The dead bodies of your servants have they given to be food to the birds of the sky, the flesh of your pious ones to the beasts of the earth.
3. Their blood have they shed like water around Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them.
4. We have become a taunt to our neighbors, a scorn and derision to those who are around us.
5. How long, Lord? Will you be angry for ever? Shall your jealousy burn like fire?.
6. Pour out your wrath on the nations that have not known you, and on the kingdoms that have not called upon your name.
7. For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place.
8. O do not remember against us our former iniquities; let your tender mercies speedily come to meet us; for we are brought very low.
9. Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; and save us, and forgive our sins, for your name’s sake.
10. Why should the nations say, Where is their God? let the revenging of the blood of your servants which is shed be made manifest among the nations, and before our eyes.
11. Let the groans of the prisoner come before you; according to the greatness of your power preserve those who are appointed to die;.
12. And render to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom their insult, with which they have insulted you, O Lord.
13. So we your people and sheep of your pasture will give you thanks for ever; we will tell your praise to all generations.