Grieving over the Destruction of Jerusalem, and Prayer for Help.
A Psalm of Asaph.
79 God, the nations have [a]invaded Your inheritance; They have defiled Your holy temple; They have laid Jerusalem in ruins. 2 They have given the dead bodies of Your servants to the birds of the sky as food, The flesh of Your godly ones to the animals of the earth. 3 They have poured out their blood like water all around Jerusalem; And there was no one to bury them. 4 We have become a disgrace before our neighbors, An object of derision and ridicule to those around us. 5 How long, Lord? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy burn like fire? 6 Pour out Your wrath upon the nations which do not know You, And upon the kingdoms which do not call upon Your name. 7 For they have devoured Jacob And laid waste his [b]settlement.
8 Do not [c]hold us responsible for [d]the guilty deeds of our forefathers; Let Your compassion come quickly to meet us, For we have become very low. 9 Help us, God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name; And save us and [e]forgive our sins for the sake of Your name. 10 Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” Let vengeance for the blood of Your servants which has been shed Be known among the nations in our sight. 11 Let the groaning of the prisoner come before You; According to the greatness of Your [f]power, let [g]those who are doomed to die remain. 12 And return to our neighbors seven times as muchinto their lap Their taunts with which they have taunted You, Lord. 13 So we Your people and the sheep of Your [h]pasture Will give thanks to You forever; To all generations we will tell of Your praise.
You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more
You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. Please log in below or if you don't have an account, creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. After you log in your content will be available in your library.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, and then enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate, click the button below.
Upgrade, and get the most out of your new account. An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the Believer's Bible Commentary and the Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible (NIV and NRSV) - is just a step away! Try it free for 30 days.