Psalm 79
New Living TranslationBerean Study Bible
1O God, pagan nations have conquered your land, your special possession. They have defiled your holy Temple and made Jerusalem a heap of ruins.1A Psalm of Asaph. The nations, O God, have invaded Your inheritance; they have defiled Your holy temple and reduced Jerusalem to rubble.
2They have left the bodies of your servants as food for the birds of heaven. The flesh of your godly ones has become food for the wild animals.2They have given the corpses of Your servants as food to the birds of the air, the flesh of Your saints to the beasts of the earth.
3Blood has flowed like water all around Jerusalem; no one is left to bury the dead.3They have poured out their blood like water all around Jerusalem, and there is no one to bury the dead.
4We are mocked by our neighbors, an object of scorn and derision to those around us.4We have become a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and derision to those around us.
5O LORD, how long will you be angry with us? Forever? How long will your jealousy burn like fire?5How long, O LORD? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy burn like fire?
6Pour out your wrath on the nations that refuse to acknowledge you— on kingdoms that do not call upon your name.6Pour out Your wrath on the nations that do not acknowledge You, on the kingdoms that refuse to call on Your name,
7For they have devoured your people Israel, making the land a desolate wilderness.7for they have devoured Jacob and devastated his homeland.
8Do 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.8Do not hold past sins against us; let Your compassion come quickly, for we are brought low.
9Help us, O God of our salvation! Help us for the glory of your name. Save us and forgive our sins for the honor of your name.9Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name; deliver us and atone for our sins, for the sake of Your name.
10Why should pagan nations be allowed to scoff, asking, “Where is their God?” Show us your vengeance against the nations, for they have spilled the blood of your servants.10Why should the nations ask, “Where is their God?” Before our eyes, make known among the nations Your vengeance for the bloodshed of Your servants.
11Listen to the moaning of the prisoners. Demonstrate your great power by saving those condemned to die.11May the groans of the captives reach You; by the strength of Your arm preserve those condemned to death.
12O Lord, pay back our neighbors seven times for the scorn they have hurled at you.12Pay back into the laps of our neighbors sevenfold the reproach they hurled at You, O Lord.
13Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will thank you forever and ever, praising your greatness from generation to generation.13Then we Your people, the sheep of Your pasture, will thank You forever; from generation to generation we will declare Your praise.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.The Berean Bible (Berean Study Bible (BSB) © 2016, 2018 by Bible Hub and Berean.Bible. Used by Permission. All rights Reserved.
Psalm 78
Top of Page
Top of Page