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Psalms 79

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They have defiled your holy temple. They have laid Jerusalem in heaps.

God, the nations have come into your inheritance.They have defiled your holy temple.They have laid Jerusalem in heaps. +
They have given the dead bodies of your servants to be food for the birds of the sky,the flesh of your saints to the animals of the earth. +
Their blood they have shed like water around Jerusalem.There was no one to bury them.
We have become a reproach to our neighbors,a scoffing and derision to those who are around us. +
How long, The LORD?Will you be angry forever?Will your jealousy burn like fire? +
Pour out your wrath on the nations that don't know you;on the kingdoms that don't call on your name; +
For they have devoured Jacob,and destroyed his homeland.
Don't hold the iniquities of our forefathers against us.Let your tender mercies speedily meet us,for we are in desperate need. +
Help us, God of our salvation, for the glory of your name.Deliver us, and forgive our sins, for your name's sake. +
Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?"Let it be known among the nations, before our eyes,that vengeance for your servants' blood is being poured out. +
Let the sighing of the prisoner come before you.According to the greatness of your power, preserve those who are sentenced to death. +
Pay back to our neighbors seven times into their bosomtheir reproach with which they have reproached you, Lord. +
So we, your people and sheep of your pasture,will give you thanks forever.We will praise you forever, to all generations. +

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