74:1 <> God, why have you rejected us forever? Why does your anger smolder against the sheep of your pasture?
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.
74:3 Lift up your feet to the perpetual ruins, all the evil that the enemy has done in the sanctuary.
74:4 Your adversaries have roared in the midst of your assembly. They have set up their standards as signs.
74:5 They behaved like men wielding axes, cutting through a thicket of trees.
74:6 Now they break all its carved work down with hatchet and hammers.
74:7 They have burned your sanctuary to the ground. They have profaned the dwelling place of your Name.
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.
74:9 We see no miraculous signs. There is no longer any prophet, neither is there among us anyone who knows how long.
74:10 How long, God, shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy blaspheme your name forever?
74:11 Why do you draw back your hand, even your right hand? Take it out of your pocket and consume them!
74:12 Yet God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.
74:13 You divided the sea by your strength. You broke the heads of the sea monsters in the waters.
74:14 You broke the heads of Leviathan in pieces. You gave him as food to people and desert creatures.
74:15 You opened up spring and stream. You dried up mighty rivers.
74:16 The day is yours, the night is also yours. You have prepared the light and the sun.
74:17 You have set all the boundaries of the earth. You have made summer and winter.
74:18 Remember this, that the enemy has mocked you, Yahweh. Foolish people have blasphemed your name.
74:19 Don't deliver the soul of your dove to wild beasts. Don't forget the life of your poor forever.
74:20 Honor your covenant, for haunts of violence fill the dark places of the earth.
74:21 Don't let the oppressed return ashamed. Let the poor and needy praise your name.
74:22 Arise, God! Plead your own cause. Remember how the foolish man mocks you all day.
74:23 Don't forget the voice of your adversaries. The tumult of those who rise up against you ascends continually.
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