How Long, O Lord?
A Psalm of #Ps. 50, titleAsaph.
1O God, #Lam. 1:10 the nations have come into your #Ex. 15:17; See Ps. 74:2 inheritance;
they have defiled your #[Ps. 74:7] holy temple;
they have #Jer. 26:18; Mic. 3:12; [2 Kgs. 25:9, 10]; 2 Chr. 36:19laid Jerusalem in ruins.
2They have given #Deut. 28:26; Jer. 7:33; 16:4; 19:7; 34:20 the bodies of your servants
to the birds of the heavens for food,
the flesh of your #See Ps. 50:5 faithful to #Ps. 74:19the beasts of the earth.
3They have poured out their blood like water
all around Jerusalem,
and there was #Jer. 14:16; [2 Kgs. 9:10]no one to bury them.
4We have become #Dan. 9:16; See Ps. 44:13a taunt to our neighbors,
Dan. 9:16; See Ps. 44:13 mocked and derided by those around us.
5 # [Ps. 74:10; 80:4] How long, O Lord? Will you be angry #[Ps. 74:1; 85:5]; See Ps. 13:1 forever?
Will your #Ps. 78:58 jealousy #Ps. 78:21; 89:46burn like fire?
6 # Cited Jer. 10:25; [Zeph. 3:8] Pour out your anger on the nations
that #2 Thess. 1:8 do not know you,
and on the kingdoms
that #See Ps. 14:4do not call upon your name!
7For they have devoured Jacob
and laid waste his habitation.
Isa. 64:9 Do not remember against us #Jer. 11:10 our former iniquities;#79:8 Or the iniquities of former generations
let your compassion come speedily to meet us,
for we are #Ps. 116:6; 142:6brought very low.
2 Chr. 14:11 Help us, O God of our salvation,
for the glory of your name;
deliver us, and #See Ps. 65:3 atone for our sins,
for your #Jer. 14:7, 21; See Ps. 23:3name’s sake!
10 # See Ps. 42:3 Why should the nations say,
“Where is their God?”
Let #See Ps. 94:1the avenging of the outpoured blood of your servants
be known among the nations before our eyes!
11Let #Ps. 102:20 the groans of the prisoners come before you;
according to your great power, preserve those #[1 Sam. 20:31]doomed to die!
12Return #Gen. 4:15, 24; Lev. 26:21, 28; Prov. 6:31 sevenfold into the #Isa. 65:6, 7; Jer. 32:18 lap of our neighbors
the #See Ps. 74:10taunts with which they have taunted you, O Lord!
13But we your people, the #See Ps. 74:1 sheep of your pasture,
will #Isa. 43:21give thanks to you forever;
from generation to generation we will recount your praise.