English Standard Version
For they have devoured Jacob and laid waste his habitation.
King James Bible
For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place.
American Standard Version
For they have devoured Jacob, And laid waste his habitation.
Because they have devoured Jacob; and have laid waste his place.
English Revised Version
For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his habitation.
Webster's Bible Translation
For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling-place.
Psalm 79:7 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The Psalm begins with a plaintive description, and in fact one that makes complaint to God. Its opening sounds like Lamentations 1:10. The defiling does not exclude the reducing to ashes, it is rather spontaneously suggested in Psalm 74:7 in company with wilful incendiarism. The complaint in Psalm 79:1 reminds one of the prophecy of Micah, Micah 3:12, which in its time excited so much vexation (Jeremiah 26:18); and Psalm 79:2, Deuteronomy 28:26. עבדיך confers upon those who were massacred the honour of martyrdom. The lxx renders לעיים by εἰς ὀπωροφυλάκιον, a flourish taken from Isaiah 1:8. Concerning the quotation from memory in 1 Macc. 7:16f., vid., the introduction to Psalm 74. The translator of the originally Hebrew First Book of the Maccabees even in other instances betrays an acquaintance with the Greek Psalter (cf. 1 Macc. 1:37, καὶ ἐξέχεαν αἷμα ἀθῷον κύκλῳ τοῦ ἁγιάσματος). "As water," i.e., (cf. Deuteronomy 15:23) without setting any value upon it and without any scruple about it. Psalm 44:14 is repeated in Psalm 79:4. At the time of the Chaldaean catastrophe this applied more particularly to the Edomites.
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2 Chronicles 36:19
And they burned the house of God and broke down the wall of Jerusalem and burned all its palaces with fire and destroyed all its precious vessels.
Have those who work evil no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread, and do not call upon God?
The Syrians on the east and the Philistines on the west devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still.
Pour out your wrath on the nations that know you not, and on the peoples that call not on your name, for they have devoured Jacob; they have devoured him and consumed him, and have laid waste his habitation.
The Chaldeans burned the king's house and the house of the people, and broke down the walls of Jerusalem.
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