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  • This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Psalms 74.

A Plea For Relief From Oppressors

By Pilgrim · Mar 14, 2018 ·
  1. Psalms 74
    A Plea For Relief From Oppressors
    Maskil Of Aspah

    Audio Reading • Kings James Version

    Psalms 74
    King James Version

    1 O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever?
    why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?​
    2 Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old;
    the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed;
    this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.​
    3 Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations;
    even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.​
    4 Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations;
    they set up their ensigns for signs.​
    5 A man was famous according as he had lifted up
    axes upon the thick trees.​
    6 But now they break down the carved work thereof at once
    with axes and hammers.​
    7 They have cast fire into thy sanctuary,
    they have defiled by casting down the dwelling place of thy name to the ground.​
    8 They said in their hearts,
    Let us destroy them together:
    they have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land.​

    9 We see not our signs:
    there is no more any prophet:
    neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.​
    10 O God, how long shall the adversary reproach?
    shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?​
    11 Why withdrawest thou thy hand,
    even thy right hand? pluck it out of thy bosom.​
    12 For God is my King of old,
    working salvation in the midst of the earth.​
    13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength:
    thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.​
    14 Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces,
    and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.​
    15 Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood:
    thou driedst up mighty rivers.​
    16 The day is thine, the night also is thine:
    thou hast prepared the light and the sun.​
    17 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth:
    thou hast made summer and winter.​

    18 Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O Lord,
    and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.​
    19 O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the multitude of the wicked:
    forget not the congregation of thy poor for ever.​
    20 Have respect unto the covenant:
    for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.​
    21 O let not the oppressed return ashamed:
    let the poor and needy praise thy name.​

    22 Arise, O God, plead thine own cause:
    remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily.​
    23 Forget not the voice of thine enemies:
    the tumult of those that rise up against thee increaseth continually.

    Arise, O God, Defend Your Cause

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    Trusting and Obeying the God of Truth: Loving others within the limits that truth allows. "...not as though I wrote to thee a new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it." —2 John 1:5-6
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  • This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Psalms 74.