74:1 Maschil of Asaph. O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thy anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?
74:2 Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old: the rod of thy inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, in which thou hast dwelt.
74:3 Lift up thy feet to the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.
74:4 Thy enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs.
74:5 A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.
74:6 But now they break down the carved work of it at once with axes and hammers.
74:7 They have cast fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the dwelling-place of thy name to the ground.
74:8 They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land.
74:9 We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.
74:10 O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?
74:11 Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand? pluck it out of thy bosom.
74:12 For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.
74:13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou didst break the heads of the dragons in the waters.
74:14 Thou didst break the head of leviathan in pieces, and didst give him to be food to the people inhabiting the wilderness.
74:15 Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou didst dry up mighty rivers.
74:16 The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.
74:17 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.
74:18 Remember this, the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.
74:19 O deliver not the soul of thy turtle dove to the multitude of the wicked: forget not the congregation of thy poor for ever.
74:20 Have respect to the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.
74:21 O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.
74:22 Arise, O God, plead thy own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily.
74:23 Forget not the voice of thy enemies: the tumult of those that rise against thee increaseth continually.
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