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Tehillim (Psalms) 74

1O Elohim, why do You forever reject us? Why does Your displeasure smoke Against the sheep of Your pasture?
2Remember Your congregation. You did purchase of old, The tribe of Your inheritance. You did redeem, This Mount Tsiyon where You have dwelt.
3Lift up Your steps to the endless ruins; The enemy has done all evil in the set-apart place.#See Psa. 79
4Your adversaries have roared In the midst of Your appointments; They have set up their own signs as signs.
5It seems as if one had lifted up Axes among the thick trees.
6And now all its carved work, They have broken down with axe and hammer.
7They have set fire to Your set-apart place, They have profaned the dwelling place of Your Name to the ground.
8They said in their hearts, “Let us suppress them altogether.” They burned all the Appointment Places of Ěl in the land.
9We do not see our signs, There is no longer a prophet, Nor any among us who knows how long.
10O Elohim, how long would the adversary reproach? Would the enemy despise Your Name forever?#See Psa. 74:18
11Why do You hold back Your hand, even Your right hand? From the midst of Your bosom – end it!
12For Elohim is my Sovereign from of old, Working deliverance in the midst of the earth.
13You divided the sea by Your might; You broke the heads of the sea serpents in the waters.
14You broke the heads of Liwiathan in pieces, You made him food for the people Living in the wilderness.
15You did cleave open the fountain and the flood, You did dry up mighty rivers.
16The day is Yours, the night is Yours too, You have established the light and the sun.
17You have set all the borders of the earth, You have made summer and winter.
18Remember this: the enemy has reproached יהוה, And a foolish people has despised Your Name.
19Do not give the being of Your turtledove to the wild beast! Do not forget the life of Your afflicted ones forever.
20Look to the covenant, For the dark places of the earth are filled With haunts of violence.
21Let not the crushed one return ashamed! Let the poor and needy praise Your Name.
22Arise, O Elohim, plead Your own cause, Remember how the foolish man reproaches You daily.
23Do not forget the voice of Your enemies, The uproar of those rising up against You increases continually.

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