Psalm 74:10
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New International Version
How long will the enemy mock you, God? Will the foe revile your name forever?

New Living Translation
How long, O God, will you allow our enemies to insult you? Will you let them dishonor your name forever?

English Standard Version
How long, O God, is the foe to scoff? Is the enemy to revile your name forever?

New American Standard Bible
How long, O God, will the adversary revile, And the enemy spurn Your name forever?

King James Bible
O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God, how long will the enemy mock? Will the foe insult Your name forever?

International Standard Version
God, how long will the adversary scorn while the enemy despises your name endlessly?

NET Bible
How long, O God, will the adversary hurl insults? Will the enemy blaspheme your name forever?

New Heart English Bible
How long, God, shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy blaspheme your name forever?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
How long, oh God, does the enemy reproach and rage against your Name - forever?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How long, O God, will the enemy insult us? Will the enemy despise you forever?

JPS Tanakh 1917
How long, O God, shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy blaspheme Thy name for ever?

New American Standard 1977
How long, O God, will the adversary revile,
            And the enemy spurn Thy name forever?

Jubilee Bible 2000
O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?

King James 2000 Bible
O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme your name forever?

American King James Version
O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme your name for ever?

American Standard Version
How long, O God, shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?

Douay-Rheims Bible
How long, O God, shall the enemy reproach: is the adversary to provoke thy name for ever?

Darby Bible Translation
How long, O God, shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy contemn thy name for ever?

English Revised Version
How long, O God, shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?

Webster's Bible Translation
O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?

World English Bible
How long, God, shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy blaspheme your name forever?

Young's Literal Translation
Till when, O God, doth an adversary reproach? Doth an enemy despise thy name for ever?
Study Bible
Why have You Rejected Us?
9We do not see our signs; There is no longer any prophet, Nor is there any among us who knows how long. 10How long, O God, will the adversary revile, And the enemy spurn Your name forever? 11Why do You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand? From within Your bosom, destroy them!…
Cross References
Leviticus 24:16
'Moreover, the one who blasphemes the name of the LORD shall surely be put to death; all the congregation shall certainly stone him. The alien as well as the native, when he blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death.

Psalm 44:16
Because of the voice of him who reproaches and reviles, Because of the presence of the enemy and the avenger.

Psalm 74:18
Remember this, O LORD, that the enemy has reviled, And a foolish people has spurned Your name.

Psalm 74:23
Do not forget the voice of Your adversaries, The uproar of those who rise against You which ascends continually.

Psalm 79:12
And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom The reproach with which they have reproached You, O Lord.

Psalm 89:51
With which Your enemies have reproached, O LORD, With which they have reproached the footsteps of Your anointed.

Psalm 90:13
Do return, O LORD; how long will it be? And be sorry for Your servants.

Isaiah 64:12
Will You restrain Yourself at these things, O LORD? Will You keep silent and afflict us beyond measure?

Ezekiel 36:6
'Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel and say to the mountains and to the hills, to the ravines and to the valleys, "Thus says the Lord GOD, 'Behold, I have spoken in My jealousy and in My wrath because you have endured the insults of the nations.'

Daniel 8:13
Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to that particular one who was speaking, "How long will the vision about the regular sacrifice apply, while the transgression causes horror, so as to allow both the holy place and the host to be trampled?"
Treasury of Scripture

O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme your name for ever?

Psalm 13:1,2 How long will you forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long will you …

Psalm 79:4,5 We are become a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and derision to …

Psalm 89:46,50,52 How long, LORD? will you hide yourself for ever? shall your wrath …

Daniel 12:6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was on the waters …

Revelation 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true…

(10-15) ln the true prophetic spirit, as Moses brought the cries of distress "by reason of their bondage" from the oppressed Israelites to God (Exodus 5:22), so this poet carries to the same God the pathos of this later cry, How long? how long? In answer, the deliverances of old rush into his mind. He recalls the right hand once stretched out to save (now thrust in inaction into the bosom), the wonders at the Red Sea, and all the long-continued providential guiding. Surely the same God will do the same wonders now!

Verse 10. - O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy Name forever? There is no contradiction between these two clauses. The psalmist wishes to ask two things:

1. Is the present distress to continue forever?

2. And if not, how long is it to endure? It is true that he inverts the natural order of the questions; but this is so common a mode of speech, that grammarians have given it a name, and call it ὔστερον(πρότερον. O God, how long shall the adversary reproach?.... The name of God, as in the next clause, the divine Persons and perfections, the purposes and providence of God, his people, ways, worship, truths, and ordinances:

shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever? The "adversary" and "enemy" being in the singular number, may intend some particular one, as antichrist; who is emphatically and eminently "the enemy" of God, he opposing himself to, and exalting himself above, all that is called God; and the adversary of Christ, as his name shows; not only setting himself in his room and stead, but undermining him in all his offices; changing his laws as a King, dishonouring his sacrifice and intercession as a priest, and doing injury to his word and ordinances as a Prophet; and who has a mouth speaking blasphemies against God, his name, and tabernacle, heaven, and they that dwell therein, angels and saints, Revelation 13:5. He reproaches and blasphemes God himself, by showing himself to be God, by suffering himself to be so called, and to be worshipped as if he was God; by taking infallibility to himself, and setting up image worship, and obliging persons to it: he reproaches and blasphemes the Son of God, in whom the name of God is, by pretending to be his vicar on earth, and head of the church; to transubstantiate the bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ; and to offer him up again in the blasphemous service of the mass: he reproaches and blasphemes his Gospel, which is his name, Acts 9:15, by introducing doctrines contrary to it, as the doctrines of merit, of works of supererogation, and justification by works; and the Scriptures, which bear the name and authority of God, by making them a nose of wax, taking upon himself to be the infallible interpreter of Scripture, and sole judge of controversies; by setting up his own unwritten traditions upon an equality with them, and forbidding the use of them to the people in their mother tongue: and he reproaches and blasphemes his name and authority by assuming it to himself in civil things, deposing and setting up kings at his pleasure; in religious affairs, dispensing with the laws of God, and teaching for doctrines the commandments of men; yea, in matters of salvation, giving out pardons and indulgences, pretending to open and shut heaven at pleasure. Moreover, these terms may be understood of many enemies and adversaries, even of all the enemies of the grace of God, and person of Christ; such reproach and blaspheme the name of God the Father; by denying some of his perfections, as his sovereignty, omniscience, and punitive justice, and by charging his decrees with injustice, insincerity, and cruelty; they reproach and blaspheme the name of Christ, by denying his deity, eternal sonship, and distinct personality, and by speaking contemptuously of his righteousness, blood, and sacrifice; and they do despight unto the Spirit of grace, and speak evil of his person, and the operations of his grace on the souls of men; and such a day of rebuke and blasphemy is the present one: and these things give good men that observe them a great concern for the name of God, who are ready to fear there will be no end to these reproaches and blasphemies; but there will, the time is coming when the name of the Lord will be excellent in all the earth, and the Lord alone shall be exalted; but it is not known how long it will be to it. 10. (Compare Ps 31:1).

how long … reproach?—us, as deserted of God.

blaspheme thy name—or, "perfections," as power, goodness, etc. (Ps 29:2).74:1-11 This psalm appears to describe the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple by the Chaldeans. The deplorable case of the people of God, at the time, is spread before the Lord, and left with him. They plead the great things God had done for them. If the deliverance of Israel out of Egypt was encouragement to hope that he would not cast them off, much more reason have we to believe, that God will not cast off any whom Christ has redeemed with his own blood. Infidels and persecutors may silence faithful ministers, and shut up places of worship, and say they will destroy the people of God and their religion together. For a long time they may prosper in these attempts, and God's oppressed servants may see no prospect of deliverance; but there is a remnant of believers, the seed of a future harvest, and the despised church has survived those who once triumphed over her. When the power of enemies is most threatening, it is comfortable to flee to the power of God by earnest prayer.
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