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Prayer for Israel
A Maskil of Asaph. #1Ch 16:5
1Why have You rejected us forever, God?
Why does Your anger burn
against the sheep of Your pasture? #Ex 32:11Ps 60:1|NoBook| 108:11
2Remember Your congregation,
which You purchased long ago
and redeemed as the tribe for Your own possession. #Is 63:17Jr 10:16|NoBook| 51:19
Remember Mount Zion where You dwell. #Is 8:18
3Make Your way # Lit Lift up Your steps to the everlasting ruins,
to all that the enemy has destroyed in the sanctuary. #Ps 79:1Is 61:4
4Your adversaries roared in the meeting place
where You met with us. # Lit in Your meeting place
They set up their emblems as signs. #Nm 2:2Lm 2:6-7
5It was like men in a thicket of trees,
wielding axes, #Jr 46:22
6then smashing all the carvings
with hatchets and picks. #Lm 2:2
7They set Your sanctuary on fire;
they utterly # Lit they to the ground desecrated
the dwelling place of Your name. #2Kg 25:9Ps 79:1
8They said in their hearts,
“Let us oppress them relentlessly.”
They burned down every place throughout the land
where God met with us. # Lit every meeting place of God in the land #Ps 83:4
9There are no signs for us to see.
There is no longer a prophet.
And none of us knows how long this will last. #1Sm 3:1Lm 2:9Ezk 7:26
10God, how long will the enemy mock?
Will the foe insult Your name forever? #Ps 79:12|NoBook| 89:51
11Why do You hold back Your hand?
Stretch out # Lit From Your bosom Your right hand and destroy them! #Ps 59:13Lm 2:3
12God my King is from ancient times,
performing saving acts on the earth. #Ps 47:6-8|NoBook| 95:3Jr 10:10
13You divided the sea with Your strength;
You smashed the heads of the sea monsters in the waters; #Ex 14:21Is 51:9Ezk 32:2
14You crushed the heads of Leviathan;
You fed him to the creatures of the desert. #Jb 41:1Ps 104:26Is 27:1
15You opened up springs and streams; #Ps 104:10-11
You dried up ever-flowing rivers. #Is 42:15|NoBook| 44:27
16The day is Yours, also the night;
You established the moon and the sun. #Gn 1:14-18Ps 104:19
17You set all the boundaries of the earth;
You made summer and winter. #Gn 8:22Jb 38:10-11Pr 8:29Jr 5:22
18Remember this: the enemy has mocked Yahweh,
and a foolish people has insulted Your name. #Ps 14:1|NoBook| 53:1|NoBook| 89:51
19Do not give the life of Your dove to beasts; # One Hb ms, LXX, Syr read Do not hand over to beasts a soul that praises You
do not forget the lives of Your poor people forever. #Ps 9:18|NoBook| 68:10
20Consider the covenant, #Dt 4:31Ps 106:45
for the dark places of the land are full of violence. #Ezk 7:23
21Do not let the oppressed turn away in shame;
let the poor and needy praise Your name. #Ps 9:9|NoBook| 103:6Is 41:7
22Rise up, God, defend Your cause! #Ps 9:19|NoBook| 82:8
Remember the insults
that fools bring against You all day long. #Ps 79:12
23Do not forget the clamor of Your adversaries,
the tumult of Your opponents that goes up constantly. #Ps 65:7
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