World English Bible (web)

Chapter
Psalms 74

Book of Psalms - Chapter 74

Psalms 74:1

God, why have you rejected us forever? Why does your anger smolder against the sheep of your pasture?

Psalms 74:2

Remember your congregation, which you purchased of old, which you have redeemed to be the tribe of your inheritance; Mount Zion, in which you have lived.

Psalms 74:3

Lift up your feet to the perpetual ruins, all the evil that the enemy has done in the sanctuary.

Psalms 74:4

Your adversaries have roared in the midst of your assembly. They have set up their standards as signs.

Psalms 74:5

They behaved like men wielding axes, cutting through a thicket of trees.

Psalms 74:6

Now they break all its carved work down with hatchet and hammers.

Psalms 74:7

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

Psalms 74:8

They said in their heart, "We will crush them completely." They have burned up all the places in the land where God was worshiped.

Psalms 74:9

We see no miraculous signs. There is no longer any prophet, neither is there among us anyone who knows how long.

Psalms 74:10

How long, God, shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy blaspheme your name forever?

Psalms 74:11

Why do you draw back your hand, even your right hand? Take it out of your pocket and consume them!

Psalms 74:12

Yet God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.

Psalms 74:13

You divided the sea by your strength. You broke the heads of the sea monsters in the waters.

Psalms 74:14

You broke the heads of Leviathan in pieces. You gave him as food to people and desert creatures.

Psalms 74:15

You opened up spring and stream. You dried up mighty rivers.

Psalms 74:16

The day is yours, the night is also yours. You have prepared the light and the sun.

Psalms 74:17

You have set all the boundaries of the earth. You have made summer and winter.

Psalms 74:18

Remember this, that the enemy has mocked you, the LORD. Foolish people have blasphemed your name.

Psalms 74:19

Don't deliver the soul of your dove to wild beasts. Don't forget the life of your poor forever.

Psalms 74:20

Honor your covenant, for haunts of violence fill the dark places of the earth.

Psalms 74:21

Don't let the oppressed return ashamed. Let the poor and needy praise your name.

Psalms 74:22

Arise, God! Plead your own cause. Remember how the foolish man mocks you all day.

Psalms 74:23

Don't forget the voice of your adversaries. The tumult of those who rise up against you ascends continually. For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "Do Not Destroy." A Psalm by Asaph. A song.