World English Bible
Psalms, Chapter 74

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

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