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Psalm 79

The neighbors are laughing at us
79:1-13
A Psalm of Asaph.

1 O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.

The heathen have defiled your temple, God.

2 The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth.

3 Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them.

They killed your servants and fed them to the beasts and birds.

4 We are become a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.

Our neighbors are laughing at us.

5 How long, LORD? wilt thou be angry for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire?

Will you be angry at us and jealous forever?

6 Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.

7 For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place.

8 O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.

9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake.

Pour out your wrath on the heathen that don't know you.

10 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight by the revenging of the blood of thy servants which is shed.

11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die;

Don't let the heathen make fun of us, saying,
Where is your God?

12 And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.

13 So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.

Punish them seven times as much as they've made fun of you, God.