New Living Translation
Do not hold us guilty for the sins of our ancestors! Let your compassion quickly meet our needs, for we are on the brink of despair.
King James Bible
O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.
Darby Bible Translation
Remember not against us the iniquities of our forefathers; let thy tender mercies speedily come to meet us: for we are brought very low.
World English Bible
Don't hold the iniquities of our forefathers against us. Let your tender mercies speedily meet us, for we are in desperate need.
Young's Literal Translation
Remember not for us the iniquities of forefathers, Haste, let Thy mercies go before us, For we have been very weak.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
79:8 Prevent - Prevent our utter extirpation.
"The foreigners living among you will become stronger and stronger, while you become weaker and weaker.
You welcomed him back with success and prosperity. You placed a crown of finest gold on his head.
Like our ancestors, we have sinned. We have done wrong! We have acted wickedly!
The LORD protects those of childlike faith; I was facing death, and he saved me.
Hear my cry, for I am very low. Rescue me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me.
He humbles the proud and brings down the arrogant city. He brings it down to the dust.
Don't be so angry with us, LORD. Please don't remember our sins forever. Look at us, we pray, and see that we are all your people.
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