A Lament over the Destruction of Jerusalem, and Prayer for Help.
A Psalm of Asaph.
1 O God, the nations R2494 have invaded F863 Your R2495 inheritance;
They have defiled Your holy R2496 temple;
They have laid R2497 Jerusalem in ruins.
2 They have given the dead R2498 bodies of Your servants for food to the birds of the heavens,
The flesh of Your godly ones to the beasts of the earth.
3 They have poured out their blood like water round about Jerusalem;
And there was no R2499 one to bury them.
4 We have become a reproach R2500 to our neighbors,
A scoffing and derision to those around us.
5 How R2501 long, O LORD? Will You be angry forever?
Will Your jealousy R2502 burn R2503 like fire?
6 Pour R2504 out Your wrath upon the nations which do R2505 not know You,
And upon the kingdoms which do R2506 not call upon Your name.
7 For they have devoured R2507 Jacob
And laid R2508 waste his habitation. F864
8 Do R2509 not remember the F865 iniquities of our forefathers against us;
Let Your compassion come quickly to meet R2510 us,
For we are brought R2511 very low.
9 Help R2512 us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your R2513 name;
And deliver us and forgive R2514 F866 our sins for R2515 Your name's sake.
10 Why R2516 should the nations say, "Where is their God?"
Let there be known among the nations in our sight,
Vengeance R2517 for the blood of Your servants which has been shed.
11 Let the R2518 groaning of the prisoner come before You;
According to the greatness of Your power F867 preserve those F868 who are doomed R2518 to die.
12 And return to our neighbors sevenfold R2519 into R2520 their bosom
The F869 reproach R2521 with which they have reproached You, O Lord.
13 So we Your people and the sheep R2522 of Your pasture F870
Will give R2523 thanks to You forever;
To all generations we will tell R2524 of Your praise.
F863: Lit awesome to
F864: 1+@Chr 16:41
F865: Lit and did not grow numb
F866: Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
F867: Lit searched
F868: Lit word
F869: Lit from generation to generation
F870: Lit shut up
R2494: Lamentations 1:10
R2495: Psalms 74:2
R2496: Psalms 74:3,7
R2497: 2 Kings 25:9,10; 2 Chronicles 36:17-19; Jeremiah 26:18; 52:12-14; Micah 3:12
R2498: Deuteronomy 28:26; Jeremiah 7:33; 16:4; 19:7; 34:20
R2499: Jeremiah 14:16; 16:4
R2500: Psalms 44:13; 80:6; Daniel 9:16
R2501: Psalms 13:1; 74:1,9,10; 85:5; 89:46
R2502: Deuteronomy 29:20; Ezekiel 36:5; 38:19
R2503: Psalms 89:46; Zephaniah 3:8
R2504: Psalms 69:24; Jeremiah 10:25; Ezekiel 21:31; Zephaniah 3:8
R2505: 1 Thessalonians 4:5; 2 Thessalonians 1:8
R2506: Psalms 14:4; 53:4
R2507: Psalms 53:4
R2508: 2 Chronicles 36:19; Jeremiah 39:8
R2509: Psalms 106:6; Isaiah 64:9
R2510: Psalms 21:3
R2511: Deuteronomy 28:43; Psalms 116:6; 142:6; Isaiah 26:5
R2512: 2 Chronicles 14:11
R2513: Psalms 31:3
R2514: Psalms 25:11; 65:3
R2515: Jeremiah 14:7
R2516: Psalms 42:10; 115:2
R2517: Psalms 94:1,2
R2518: Psalms 102:20
R2518: Psalms 102:20
R2519: Genesis 4:15; Leviticus 26:21,28; Psalms 12:6; 119:164; Proverbs 6:31; 24:16; Isaiah 30:26
R2520: Psalms 35:13; Isaiah 65:6,7; Jeremiah 32:18; Luke 6:38
R2521: Psalms 74:10,18,22
R2522: Psalms 74:1; 95:7; 100:3
R2523: Psalms 44:8
R2524: Psalms 89:1; Isaiah 43:21