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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 H4210 of Asaph H623.» O God H430, the heathen H1471 are come H935 (8804) into thine inheritance H5159; thy holy H6944 temple H1964 have they defiled H2930 (8765); they have laid H7760 (8804) Jerusalem H3389 on heaps H5856.
[2] The dead bodies H5038 of thy servants H5650 have they given H5414 (8804) [to be] meat H3978 unto the fowls H5775 of the heaven H8064, the flesh H1320 of thy saints H2623 unto the beasts H2416 of the earth H776.
[3] Their blood H1818 have they shed H8210 (8804) like water H4325 round about H5439 Jerusalem H3389; and [there was] none to bury H6912 (8802) [them].
[4] We are become a reproach H2781 to our neighbours H7934, a scorn H3933 and derision H7047 to them that are round about H5439 us.
[5] How long, LORD H3068? wilt thou be angry H599 (8799) for ever H5331? shall thy jealousy H7068 burn H1197 (8799) like fire H784?
[6] Pour out H8210 (8798) thy wrath H2534 upon the heathen H1471 that have not known H3045 (8804) thee, and upon the kingdoms H4467 that have not called H7121 (8804) upon thy name H8034.
[7] For they have devoured H398 (8804) Jacob H3290, and laid waste H8074 (8689) his dwelling place H5116.
[8] O remember H2142 (8799) not against us former H7223 iniquities H5771: let thy tender mercies H7356 speedily H4118 prevent H6923 (8762) us: for we are brought H1809 very H3966 low H1809 (8804).
[9] Help H5826 (8798) us, O God H430 of our salvation H3468, for H1697 the glory H3519 of thy name H8034: and deliver H5337 (8685) us, and purge away H3722 (8761) our sins H2403, for thy name’s H8034 sake.
[10] Wherefore should the heathen H1471 say H559 (8799), Where [is] their God H430? let him be known H3045 (8735) among the heathen H1471 in our sight H5869 [by] the revenging H5360 of the blood H1818 of thy servants H5650 [which is] shed H8210 (8803).
[11] Let the sighing H603 of the prisoner H615 come H935 (8799) before H6440 thee; according to the greatness H1433 of thy power H2220 preserve H3498 (8685) thou those that are appointed H1121 to die H8546;
[12] And render H7725 (8685) unto our neighbours H7934 sevenfold H7659 into their bosom H2436 their reproach H2781, wherewith they have reproached H2778 (8765) thee, O Lord H136.
[13] So we thy people H5971 and sheep H6629 of thy pasture H4830 will give thee thanks H3034 (8686) for ever H5769: we will shew forth H5608 (8762) thy praise H8416 to all H1755 generations H1755.

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!