Psalm 79:1
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New International Version
A psalm of Asaph. O God, the nations have invaded your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple, they have reduced Jerusalem to rubble.

King James Bible
A Psalm of Asaph. O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.

Darby Bible Translation
{A Psalm of Asaph.} O God, the nations are come into thine inheritance: thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem in heaps.

World English Bible
God, the nations have come into your inheritance. They have defiled your holy temple. They have laid Jerusalem in heaps.

Young's Literal Translation
A Psalm of Asaph. O God, nations have come into Thy inheritance, They have defiled Thy holy temple, They made Jerusalem become heaps,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The heathen are come into thine inheritance - Thou didst cast them out, and take thy people in; they have cast us out, and now taken possession of the land that belongs to thee. They have defiled the temple, and reduced Jerusalem to a heap of ruins; and made a general slaughter of thy people.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

A.M.

3416. B.C.

588. A Psalm. This Psalm is supposed, with much probability, to have been written on the destruction of the city and temple of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar.

Psalm 74:1 O God, why have you cast us off for ever? why does your anger smoke against the sheep of your pasture?

the heathen

Psalm 74:3,4 Lift up your feet to the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy has done wickedly in the sanctuary...

Psalm 80:12,13 Why have you then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her...

2 Kings 21:12-16 Therefore thus said the LORD God of Israel, Behold, I am bringing such evil on Jerusalem and Judah, that whoever hears of it...

2 Kings 25:4-10 And the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled by night by the way of the gate between two walls...

2 Chronicles 36:3,4,6,7,17 And the king of Egypt put him down at Jerusalem, and condemned the land in an hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold...

Luke 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations...

Revelation 11:2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given to the Gentiles...

into

Psalm 74:2 Remember your congregation, which you have purchased of old; the rod of your inheritance, which you have redeemed; this mount Zion...

Psalm 78:71 From following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.

Exodus 15:17 You shall bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of your inheritance, in the place, O LORD...

Isaiah 47:6 I was wroth with my people, I have polluted my inheritance, and given them into your hand: you did show them no mercy...

holy

Psalm 74:7,8 They have cast fire into your sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the dwelling place of your name to the ground...

2 Kings 24:13 And he carried out there all the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house...

Lamentations 1:10 The adversary has spread out his hand on all her pleasant things: for she has seen that the heathen entered into her sanctuary...

Ezekiel 7:20,21 As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty...

Ezekiel 9:7 And he said to them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go you forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city.

have laid

2 Kings 25:9,10 And he burnt the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem...

2 Chronicles 36:19 And they burnt the house of God, and broke down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire...

Jeremiah 26:18 Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and spoke to all the people of Judah, saying...

Jeremiah 29:8 For thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the middle of you, deceive you...

Jeremiah 52:13 And burned the house of the LORD, and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great men...

Micah 3:12 Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps...

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The Attack on the Scriptures
[Illustration: (drop cap B) A Greek Warrior] But troubled times came again to Jerusalem. The great empires of Babylon and Assyria had passed away for ever, exactly as the prophets of Israel had foretold; but new powers had arisen in the world, and the great nations fought together so constantly that all the smaller countries, and with them the Kingdom of Judah, changed hands very often. At last Alexander the Great managed to make himself master of all the countries of the then-known world. Alexander
Mildred Duff—The Bible in its Making

The Formation of the Old Testament Canon
[Sidenote: Israel's literature at the beginning of the fourth century before Christ] Could we have studied the scriptures of the Israelitish race about 400 B.C., we should have classified them under four great divisions: (1) The prophetic writings, represented by the combined early Judean, Ephraimite, and late prophetic or Deuteronomic narratives, and their continuation in Samuel and Kings, together with the earlier and exilic prophecies; (2) the legal, represented by the majority of the Old Testament
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Kings 25:9
He set fire to the temple of the LORD, the royal palace and all the houses of Jerusalem. Every important building he burned down.

2 Kings 25:10
The whole Babylonian army under the commander of the imperial guard broke down the walls around Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 36:17
He brought up against them the king of the Babylonians, who killed their young men with the sword in the sanctuary, and did not spare young men or young women, the elderly or the infirm. God gave them all into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar.

Psalm 74:2
Remember the nation you purchased long ago, the people of your inheritance, whom you redeemed-- Mount Zion, where you dwelt.

Psalm 74:3
Turn your steps toward these everlasting ruins, all this destruction the enemy has brought on the sanctuary.

Psalm 74:7
They burned your sanctuary to the ground; they defiled the dwelling place of your Name.

Psalm 94:5
They crush your people, LORD; they oppress your inheritance.

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