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World English Bible

Psalm 79 (WEBP)

[1] God, the nations have come into your inheritance. They have defiled your holy temple. They have laid Jerusalem in heaps.
[2] They have given the dead bodies of your servants to be food for the birds of the sky, the flesh of your saints to the animals of the earth.
[3] They have shed their blood like water around Jerusalem. There was no one to bury them.
[4] We have become a reproach to our neighbors, a scoffing and derision to those who are around us.
[5] How long, Yahweh? Will you be angry forever? Will your jealousy burn like fire?
[6] Pour out your wrath on the nations that don’t know you, on the kingdoms that don’t call on your name,
[7] for they have devoured Jacob, and destroyed his homeland.
[8] Don’t hold the iniquities of our forefathers against us. Let your tender mercies speedily meet us, for we are in desperate need.
[9] Help us, God of our salvation, for the glory of your name. Deliver us, and forgive our sins, for your name’s sake.
[10] Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” Let it be known among the nations, before our eyes, that vengeance for your servants’ blood is being poured out.
[11] Let the sighing of the prisoner come before you. According to the greatness of your power, preserve those who are sentenced to death.
[12] Pay back to our neighbors seven times into their bosom their reproach with which they have reproached you, Lord.
[13] So we, your people and sheep of your pasture, will give you thanks forever. We will praise you forever, to all generations.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Psalm 79 (KJVS)

[1] «A Psalm of Asaph .» O God , the heathen are come () into thine inheritance ; thy holy temple have they defiled (); they have laid () Jerusalem on heaps .
[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].
[4] We are become a reproach to our neighbours , a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.
[5] How long, LORD ? wilt thou be angry () for ever ? shall thy jealousy burn () like fire ?
[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.
[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 ;
[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 .

Young’s Literal Translation

Psalm 79 (YLT)

[1] O God, nations have come into Thy inheritance, They have defiled Thy holy temple, They made Jerusalem become heaps,
[2] They gave the dead bodies of Thy servants Food for the fowls of the heavens, The flesh of Thy saints For the wild beast of the earth.
[3] They have shed their blood As water round about Jerusalem, And there is none burying.
[4] We have been a reproach to our neighbours, A scorn and a derision to our surrounders.
[5] Till when, O Jehovah? art Thou angry for ever? Thy jealousy doth burn as fire.
[6] Pour Thy fury on the nations who have not known Thee, And on kingdoms that have not called in Thy name.
[7] For one hath devoured Jacob, And his habitation they have made desolate.
[8] Remember not for us the iniquities of forefathers, Haste, let Thy mercies go before us, For we have been very weak.
[9] Help us, O God of our salvation, Because of the honour of Thy name, And deliver us, and cover over our sins, For Thy name’s sake.
[10] Why do the nations say, ‘Where is their God?’ Let be known among the nations before our eyes, The vengeance of the blood of Thy servants that is shed.
[11] Let the groaning of the prisoner come in before Thee, According to the greatness of Thine arm, Leave Thou the sons of death.
[12] And turn Thou back to our neighbours, Sevenfold unto their bosom, their reproach, Wherewith they reproached Thee, O Lord.
[13] And we, Thy people, and the flock of Thy pasture, We give thanks to Thee to the age, To all generations we recount Thy praise!