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

New Living Translation
They burned your sanctuary to the ground. They defiled the place that bears your name.

English Standard Version
They set your sanctuary on fire; they profaned the dwelling place of your name, bringing it down to the ground.

New American Standard Bible
They have burned Your sanctuary to the ground; They have defiled the dwelling place of Your name.

King James Bible
They have cast fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the dwelling place of thy name to the ground.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They set Your sanctuary on fire; they utterly desecrated the dwelling place of Your name.

International Standard Version
They burned your sanctuary to the ground, desecrating your dwelling place.

NET Bible
They set your sanctuary on fire; they desecrate your dwelling place by knocking it to the ground.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They took and burned your holy place with fire and they defiled the Tabernacle of your Name in the land.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They burned your holy place to the ground. They dishonored the place where you live among us.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They have set fire to thy sanctuaries; they have defiled the tabernacle of thy name in the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
They have cast fire into your sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the dwelling place of your name to the ground.

American King James Version
They have cast fire into your sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the dwelling place of your name to the ground.

American Standard Version
They have set thy sanctuary on fire; They have profaned the dwelling-place of thy name by casting it to the ground.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have set fire to thy sanctuary: they have defiled the dwelling place of thy name on the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
They have set on fire thy sanctuary, they have profaned the habitation of thy name to the ground.

English Revised Version
They have set thy sanctuary on fire; they have profaned the dwelling place of thy name even to the ground.

Webster's Bible Translation
They have cast fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the dwelling-place of thy name to the ground.

World English Bible
They have burned your sanctuary to the ground. They have profaned the dwelling place of your Name.

Young's Literal Translation
They have sent into fire Thy sanctuary, to the earth they polluted the tabernacle of Thy name,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - They have cast tire into thy sanctuary; or, they have set thy sanctuary fire (Revised Version). The temple of Solomon was burnt by Nebuchadnezzar (2 Kings 25:9; 2 Chronicles 36:19). That of Zerubbabel was never burnt, but was entirely rebuilt, and on a much larger scale, by Herod the Great. That of Herod the Great was burnt in the siege by Titus. They have defiled by casting down the dwelling place of thy Name to the ground (comp. Lamentations 2:6; Lamentations 4:1). The very foundations of the second temple had to be laid by Zerubbabel (Ezra 3:6, 12).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

They have cast fire into thy sanctuary,.... Or, "thy sanctuary into the fire" (o); which denotes the utter destruction of it by fire, which was done both by the Chaldean and Roman armies; see 2 Kings 25:9,

they have defiled, by casting down the dwelling place of thy name to the ground, or "to the earth they have defiled the habitation of thy name" (p); that is, to the last and lowest degree; this Antiochus did when he set up an idol in the temple, and Titus when he laid it level with the ground, not leaving one stone upon another, as our Lord predicted, Matthew 24:1 the aggravation of which was, that it was the place where the Lord had put his name, where his name was called upon, and where was the symbol of his presence.

(o) "in ignem sanctuaria tua", Pagninus, Vatablus; so Cocceius, Gejerus, Michaelis. (p) "ad terram usque prophanarunt tabernaculum, vel habitationem nominis tui", Musculus, Gejerus, Michaelis; so Cocceius.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. defiled—or, "profaned," as in Ps 89:39.

Psalm 74:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
Why have You Rejected Us?
6And now all its carved work They smash with hatchet and hammers. 7They have burned Your sanctuary to the ground; They have defiled the dwelling place of Your name. 8They said in their heart, "Let us completely subdue them." They have burned all the meeting places of God in the land.…
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.

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

Psalm 89:39
You have renounced the covenant with your servant and have defiled his crown in the dust.

Psalm 137:7
Remember, LORD, what the Edomites did on the day Jerusalem fell. "Tear it down," they cried, "tear it down to its foundations!"

Jeremiah 19:13
The houses in Jerusalem and those of the kings of Judah will be defiled like this place, Topheth--all the houses where they burned incense on the roofs to all the starry hosts and poured out drink offerings to other gods.'"

Lamentations 2:2
Without pity the Lord has swallowed up all the dwellings of Jacob; in his wrath he has torn down the strongholds of Daughter Judah. He has brought her kingdom and its princes down to the ground in dishonor.
Treasury of Scripture

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

cast fire into thy sanctuary. Heb. sent thy sanctuary into the fire

2 Kings 25:9 And he burnt the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all …

Isaiah 64:11 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised you, …

Matthew 22:7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth …

defiled

Psalm 89:39 You have made void the covenant of your servant: you have profaned …

Ezekiel 24:21 Speak to the house of Israel, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I will …

dwelling

Exodus 20:24 An altar of earth you shall make to me, and shall sacrifice thereon …

Deuteronomy 12:5 But to the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all …

1 Kings 8:20 And the LORD has performed his word that he spoke, and I am risen …

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