Prayer For Israel

1 O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? Why does thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?

1 A (a)Maskil of Asaph.O God, why have You (A)rejected us forever?Why does Your anger (B)smoke against the (C)sheep of Your (b)pasture?

1 {Maschil of Asaph.} O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?

1 A Maskil of Asaph.(A)Why have You rejected us forever, God?Why does Your anger burnagainst the sheep of Your pasture?(B)

1 Why, God? Have you rejected us forever? Your anger is burning against the sheep of your pasture.

2 Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed, this Mount Zion, in which thou hast dwelt.

2 Remember Your congregation, which You have (D)purchased of old,Which You have (E)redeemed to be the (F)tribe of Your inheritance;And this Mount (G)Zion, where You have dwelt.

2 Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.

2 Remember Your congregation,which You purchased long agoand redeemed as the tribe for Your own possession.(C)Remember Mount Zion where You dwell.(D)

2 Remember your community, whom you purchased long ago, the tribe whom you redeemed for your possession. Remember Mount Zion, where you live.

3 Lift up thy feet unto the eternal desolations, unto every enemy who has done wickedly in the sanctuary.

3 (c)Turn Your footsteps toward the (H)perpetual ruins;The enemy (I)has damaged everything within the sanctuary.

3 Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.

3 Make Your way(a) to the everlasting ruins,to all that the enemy has destroyed in the sanctuary.(E)

3 Hurry! Look at the permanent ruins every calamity the enemy brought upon the Holy Place.

4 Thine enemies have roared in the midst of thy assemblies; they set up their own banners for signs.

4 Your adversaries have (J)roared in the midst of Your meeting place;They have set up their (K)own (d)standards (L)for signs.

4 Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs.

4 Your adversaries roared in the meeting placewhere You met with us.(b)They set up their emblems as signs.(F)

4 Those who are opposing you roar where we were meeting with you; they unfurl their war banners as signs.

5 Renowned, as one on the way to heaven, he who lifted up axes upon the thick trees for the work of the sanctuary.

5 It seems as if one had lifted upHis (e)(M)axe in a (f)forest of trees.

5 A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.

5 It was like men in a thicket of trees,wielding axes,(G)

5 As one blazes a trail through a forest with an ax,

6 But now they break down all the carved work thereof with axes and hammers.

6 And now (g)all its (N)carved workThey smash with hatchet and (h)hammers.

6 But now they break down the carved work thereof at once with axes and hammers.

6 then smashing all the carvingswith hatchets and picks.(H)

6 now they're tearing down all its carved work with hatchets and hammers.

7 They have set fire to thy sanctuaries; they have defiled the tabernacle of thy name in the earth.

7 They have (i)(O)burned Your sanctuary (j)to the ground;They have (P)defiled the dwelling place of Your name.

7 They have cast fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the dwelling place of thy name to the ground.

7 They set Your sanctuary on fire;they utterly(c) desecratedthe dwelling place of Your name.(I)

7 They burned your sanctuary to the ground, desecrating your dwelling place.

8 They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them at once; they have burned up all the meeting places of the people of God in the earth.

8 They (Q)said in their heart, “Let us (k)completely (l)subdue them.”They have burned all the meeting places of God in the land.

8 They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land.

8 They said in their hearts,“Let us oppress them relentlessly.”They burned down every place throughout the landwhere God met with us.(d)(J)

8 They say to themselves, "We'll crush them completely;" They burned down all the meeting places of God in the land.

9 We no longer see our own banners; there is no longer any prophet: neither is there among us any that knows. How long shall this be?

9 We do not see our (R)signs;There is (S)no longer any prophet,Nor is there any among us who knows (T)how long.

9 We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.

9 There are no signs for us to see.There is no longer a prophet.And none of us knows how long this will last.(K)

9 We see no signs for us; there is no longer a prophet, and no one among us knows the future.

10 O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?

10 How long, O God, will the adversary (U)revile,And the enemy (V)spurn Your name forever?

10 O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?

10 God, how long will the enemy mock?Will the foe insult Your name forever?(L)

10 God, how long will the adversary scorn while the enemy despises your name endlessly?

11 Why dost thou withdraw thy hand, even thy right hand? Why dost thou hide it in thy bosom.

11 Why (W)do You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand?From within Your bosom, (X)destroy them!

11 Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand? pluck it out of thy bosom.

11 Why do You hold back Your hand?Stretch out(e) Your right hand and destroy them!(M)

11 Why do you not withdraw your hand your right hand from your bosom and destroy them?

12 For God is my King from of old, he who works saving health in the midst of the earth.

12 Yet God is (Y)my king from of old,Who works deeds of deliverance in the midst of the earth.

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

12 God my King is from ancient times,performing saving acts on the earth.(N)

12 But God is my king from ancient times, who brings acts of deliverance throughout the earth.

13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength; thou didst break the heads of the dragons in the waters.

13 (m)You (Z)divided the sea by Your strength;(n)You (AA)broke the heads of the (AB)sea monsters (o)in the waters.

13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.

13 You divided the sea with Your strength;You smashed the heads of the sea monsters in the waters;(O)

13 You split the sea by your own power. You shattered the heads of sea monsters in the water.

14 Thou didst break the heads of leviathan in pieces and didst give him to be food to the people inhabiting the wilderness.

14 (p)You crushed the heads of (q)(AC)Leviathan;(r)You gave him as food for the (s)creatures (AD)of the wilderness.

14 Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.

14 You crushed the heads of Leviathan;You fed him to the creatures of the desert.(P)

14 You crushed the heads of Leviathan. You set it as food for desert creatures.

15 Thou didst cleave the fountain and the river; thou didst dry up mighty rivers.

15 (t)You (AE)broke open springs and torrents;(u)You (AF)dried up ever-flowing streams.

15 Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up mighty rivers.

15 You opened up springs and streams;(Q)You dried up ever-flowing rivers.(R)

15 You opened both the spring and the river; you dried up flowing rivers.

16 The day is thine, the night also is thine; thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

16 Yours is the day, Yours also is the night;(v)You have (AG)prepared the (w)light and the sun.

16 The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

16 The day is Yours, also the night;You established the moon and the sun.(S)

16 Yours is the day, and yours is the night; you established the moon and the sun.

17 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth; thou hast made summer and winter.

17 (x)You have (AH)established all the boundaries of the earth;(y)You have (z)made (AI)summer and winter.

17 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.

17 You set all the boundaries of the earth;You made summer and winter.(T)

17 You set all the boundaries of the earth; you made summer and winter.

18 Remember this, that the enemy has spoken against the LORD and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.

18 Remember this, (aa)O Lord, that the enemy has (AJ)reviled,And a (AK)foolish people has spurned Your name.

18 Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.

18 Remember this: the enemy has mocked Yahweh,and a foolish people has insulted Your name.(U)

18 Remember this: The enemy scorns the LORD and a foolish people despises your name.

19 O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the beasts; forget not the congregation of thy poor for ever.

19 Do not deliver the soul of Your (AL)turtledove to the wild beast;(AM)Do not forget the life of Your afflicted forever.

19 O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the multitude of the wicked: forget not the congregation of thy poor for ever.

19 Do not give the life of Your dove to beasts;(f)do not forget the lives of Your poor people forever.(V)

19 Don't hand over the life of your dove to beasts; do not continuously forget your afflicted ones.

20 Have respect unto the covenant; for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of violence.

20 Consider the (AN)covenant;For the (AO)dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.

20 Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.

20 Consider the covenant,(W)for the dark places of the land are full of violence.(X)

20 Pay attention to your covenant, for the dark regions of the earth are full of violence.

21 O let not the oppressed return ashamed; the poor and destitute shall praise thy name.

21 Let not the (AP)oppressed return dishonored;Let the (AQ)afflicted and needy praise Your name.

21 O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.

21 Do not let the oppressed turn away in shame;let the poor and needy praise Your name.(Y)

21 Don't let the oppressed return in humiliation. The poor and needy will praise your name.

22 Arise, O God, plead thine own cause; remember how the foolish man reproaches thee daily.

22 Arise, O God, and (AR)plead Your own cause;Remember (ab)how the (AS)foolish man reproaches You all day long.

22 Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily.

22 Rise up, God, defend Your cause!(Z)Remember the insultsthat fools bring against You all day long.(AA)

22 Get up, God, and prosecute your case remember that you're being scorned by fools all day long.

23 Forget not the voices of thine enemies; the tumult of those that rise up against thee increases continually.

23 Do not forget the voice of Your (AT)adversaries,The (AU)uproar of those who rise against You which ascends continually.

23 Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against thee increaseth continually.

23 Do not forget the clamor of Your adversaries,the tumult of Your opponents that goes up constantly.(AB)

23 Don't ignore the shout of those opposing you, The uproar of those who rebel against you continuously. To the Director: To the tune of "Do not Destroy!" A psalm of Asaph. A song.

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