Psalm 79:6
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New International Version
Pour out your wrath on the nations that do not acknowledge you, on the kingdoms that do not call on your name;

New Living Translation
Pour out your wrath on the nations that refuse to acknowledge you--on kingdoms that do not call upon your name.

English Standard Version
Pour out your anger on the nations that do not know you, and on the kingdoms that do not call upon your name!

New American Standard Bible
Pour out Your wrath upon the nations which do not know You, And upon the kingdoms which do not call upon Your name.

King James Bible
Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Pour out Your wrath on the nations that don't acknowledge You, on the kingdoms that don't call on Your name,

International Standard Version
Pour out your wrath upon the nations that do not acknowledge you, and over the kingdoms that do not call on your name.

NET Bible
Pour out your anger on the nations that do not acknowledge you, on the kingdoms that do not pray to you!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Pour out your wrath upon the Gentiles, those who have not known you, and upon those kingdoms that have not called upon your Name.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Pour your fury on the nations that do not know you, on the kingdoms that have not called you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Pour out thy wrath upon the Gentiles that do not know thee and upon the kingdoms that do not call upon thy name.

King James 2000 Bible
Pour out your wrath upon the nations that have not known you, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon your name.

American King James Version
Pour out your wrath on the heathen that have not known you, and on the kingdoms that have not called on your name.

American Standard Version
Pour out thy wrath upon the nations that know thee not, And upon the kingdoms that call not upon thy name.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Pour out thy wrath upon the nations that have not known thee: and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.

Darby Bible Translation
Pour out thy fury upon the nations that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that call not upon thy name:

English Revised Version
Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that know thee not, and upon the kingdoms that call not upon thy name.

Webster's Bible Translation
Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.

World English Bible
Pour out your wrath on the nations that don't know you; on the kingdoms that don't call on your name;

Young's Literal Translation
Pour Thy fury on the nations who have not known Thee, And on kingdoms that have not called in Thy name.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

79:6-13 Those who persist in ignorance of God, and neglect of prayer, are the ungodly. How unrighteous soever men were, the Lord was righteous in permitting them to do what they did. Deliverances from trouble are mercies indeed, when grounded upon the pardon of sin; we should therefore be more earnest in prayer for the removal of our sins than for the removal of afflictions. They had no hopes but from God's mercies, his tender mercies. They plead no merit, they pretend to none, but, Help us for the glory of thy name; pardon us for thy name's sake. The Christian forgets not that he is often bound in the chain of his sins. The world to him is a prison; sentence of death is passed upon him, and he knows not how soon it may be executed. How fervently should he at all times pray, O let the sighing of a prisoner come before thee, according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die! How glorious will the day be, when, triumphant over sin and sorrow, the church beholds the adversary disarmed for ever! while that church shall, from age to age, sing the praises of her great Shepherd and Bishop, her King and her God.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 6. - Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee. It is not the heathen that had never heard of God who are intended, but those who, having heard of him, had refused to "know" him (comp. Exodus 5:2), as was the case with all the nations round about Canaan. And upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy Name. Now that we are punished, go on to punish those who have persecuted us, and who are at least as guilty as ourselves. "The prayer rests," as Hengstenberg remarks, "upon what God does constantly. Judgment begins at the house of God; but it proceeds thence to those whom God has employed as the instrument of his punishment. The storm of the wrath of God always remains to fall at last upon the world at enmity with his Church."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Pour out thy wrath upon the Heathen that have not known thee,.... Who had poured out the blood of the saints like water, and therefore it was a righteous thing with God to pour out the cup of wrath in his hands, and cause them to drink the dregs of it: these words, though they are in the form of an imprecation, yet regard not private revenge, but public justice, and the honour of God; and, besides, may be considered as a prophecy of what would be, and particularly of God's pouring out the vials of his wrath on the antichristian states; who, though they profess Christianity, are no other than Heathens, and have no spiritual and serious knowledge of Christ:

and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name; but upon their idols of gold, silver, brass, and stone, on the Virgin Mary, angels, and saints departed; for these, besides the kingdoms of Babylon, Syria, and Rome Pagan, are the kingdoms of the ten kings, that gave their kingdoms to the beast, and committed fornication, i.e. idolatry, with the whore of Rome; see Revelation 17:2, these words are referred to in Jeremiah 10:25 and also the following.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6, 7. (Compare Jer 10:25). Though we deserve much, do not the heathen deserve more for their violence to us (Jer 51:3-5; Zec 1:14)? The singular denotes the chief power, and the use of the plural indicates the combined confederates.

called upon—or, "by"

thy name—proclaimed Thy attributes and professed allegiance (Isa 12:4; Ac 2:21).

Psalm 79:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
How Long, O Lord?
5How long, O LORD? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy burn like fire? 6Pour out Your wrath upon the nations which do not know You, And upon the kingdoms which do not call upon Your name. 7For they have devoured Jacob And laid waste his habitation.…
Cross References
1 Thessalonians 4:5
not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God;

2 Thessalonians 1:8
He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

Revelation 16:1
Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, "Go, pour out the seven bowls of God's wrath on the earth."

Psalm 14:4
Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on the LORD.

Psalm 53:4
Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on God.

Psalm 69:24
Pour out your wrath on them; let your fierce anger overtake them.

Psalm 147:20
He has done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws. Praise the LORD.

Jeremiah 10:25
Pour out your wrath on the nations that do not acknowledge you, on the peoples who do not call on your name. For they have devoured Jacob; they have devoured him completely and destroyed his homeland.

Ezekiel 21:31
I will pour out my wrath on you and breathe out my fiery anger against you; I will deliver you into the hands of brutal men, men skilled in destruction.

Zephaniah 3:8
Therefore wait for me," declares the LORD, "for the day I will stand up to testify. I have decided to assemble the nations, to gather the kingdoms and to pour out my wrath on them-- all my fierce anger. The whole world will be consumed by the fire of my jealous anger.
Treasury of Scripture

Pour out your wrath on the heathen that have not known you, and on the kingdoms that have not called on your name.

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Psalm 69:24 Pour out your indignation on them, and let your wrathful anger take …

Isaiah 42:25 Therefore he has poured on him the fury of his anger, and the strength …

Revelation 16:1 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, …

upon

Isaiah 13:1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.

Isaiah 21:1 The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass …

Isaiah 23:1 The burden of Tyre. Howl, you ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, …

Jeremiah 10:25 Pour out your fury on the heathen that know you not, and on the families …

Jeremiah 25:29 For, see, I begin to bring evil on the city which is called by my …

Jeremiah 46:1 The word of the LORD which came to Jeremiah the prophet against the Gentiles;

Jeremiah 47:1 The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against the …

Jeremiah 48:1 Against Moab thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Woe …

Jeremiah 49:1 Concerning the Ammonites, thus said the LORD; Has Israel no sons? …

Jeremiah 50:1 The word that the LORD spoke against Babylon and against the land …

Jeremiah 51:1 Thus said the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and …

not known

Psalm 9:16,17 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executes: the wicked is …

Isaiah 45:4,5 For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel my elect, I have even called …

John 16:3 And these things will they do to you, because they have not known …

John 17:25 O righteous Father, the world has not known you: but I have known …

Acts 17:23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with …

Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God …

2 Thessalonians 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that …

not called

Psalm 14:4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people …

Psalm 53:4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as …

Psalm 145:18 The LORD is near to all them that call on him, to all that call on him in truth.

Romans 10:12-14 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the …

1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified …

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