Thematic Bible

Psalm 74:1 (show verse)

O God, why have You rejected us forever?
Why does Your anger smoke against the sheep of Your pasture?

Psalm 74:2 (show verse)

Remember Your congregation, which You have purchased of old,
Which You have redeemed to be the tribe of Your inheritance;
Remember Mount Zion, where You have dwelt.

Psalm 74:3 (show verse)

Turn your footsteps [quickly] toward the perpetual ruins;
The enemy has damaged everything within the sanctuary.
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Psalm 74:4 (show verse)

In the midst of Your meeting place Your enemies have roared [with their battle cry];
They have set up their own emblems for signs [of victory].
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Psalm 74:5 (show verse)

It seems as if one had lifted up
An axe in a forest of trees [to set a record of destruction].

Psalm 74:6 (show verse)

And now all the carved work [of the meeting place]
They smash with hatchets and hammers.

Psalm 74:7 (show verse)

They have burned Your sanctuary to the ground;
They have profaned the dwelling place of Your name.

Psalm 74:8 (show verse)

They said in their heart, “Let us completely subdue them.”
They have burned all the meeting places of God in the land.

Psalm 74:9 (show verse)

We do not see our symbols;
There is no longer any prophet [to guide us],
Nor does any among us know for how long.

Psalm 74:10 (show verse)

O God, how long will the adversary scoff?
Is the enemy to revile Your name forever?

Psalm 74:11 (show verse)

Why do You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand [from judging the enemy]?
Remove Your hand from Your chest, destroy them!

Psalm 74:12 (show verse)

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

Psalm 74:13 (show verse)

You divided the [Red] Sea by Your strength;
You broke the heads of the sea monsters in the waters.

Psalm 74:14 (show verse)

You crushed the heads of Leviathan (Egypt);
You gave him as food for the creatures of the wilderness.

Psalm 74:15 (show verse)

You broke open fountains and streams;
You dried up ever-flowing rivers.

Psalm 74:16 (show verse)

The day is Yours, the night also is Yours;
You have established and prepared the [heavenly] light and the sun.

Psalm 74:17 (show verse)

You have defined and established all the borders of the earth [the divisions of land and sea and of the nations];
You have made summer and winter.

Psalm 74:18 (show verse)

Remember this, O Lord, the enemy has scoffed,
And a foolish and impious people has spurned Your name.

Psalm 74:19 (show verse)

Oh, do not hand over the soul of your turtledove to the wild beast;
Do not forget the life of Your afflicted forever.

Psalm 74:20 (show verse)

Consider the covenant [You made with Abraham],
For the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.

Psalm 74:21 (show verse)

Let not the oppressed return dishonored;
Let the afflicted and needy praise Your name.

Psalm 74:22 (show verse)

Arise, O God, plead Your own cause;
Remember how the foolish man scoffs at You all day long.

Psalm 74:23 (show verse)

Do not forget the [clamoring] voices of Your adversaries,
The uproar of those who rise against You, which ascends continually [to Your ears].