King James Bible

Psalms 78

The Book of Psalms

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Chapter 79

1

 A Psalm of Asaph. O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps. 

2

 The dead bodies of thy servants have they given [to be] meat unto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth. 

3

 Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and [there was] none to bury [them]. 

4

 We are become a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us. 

5

 How long, LORD? wilt thou be angry for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire? 

6

 Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name. 

7

 For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place. 

8

 O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low. 

9

 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake. 

10

 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where [is] their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight [by] the revenging of the blood of thy servants [which is] shed. 

11

 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die; 

12

 And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord. 

13

 So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations. 

Psalms 80

 

 

 

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