74:1 Maschil of Asaph. O God, why hast thou cast [us] off for
ever? [why] doth thy anger smoke against the sheep of thy
74:2 Remember thy congregation, [which] thou hast purchased of
old: the rod of thy inheritance, [which] thou hast redeemed;
this mount Zion, in which thou hast dwelt.
74:3 Lift up thy feet to the perpetual desolations; [even] all
[that] the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.
74:4 Thy enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they
set up their ensigns [for] signs.
74:5 [A man] was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon
the thick trees.
74:6 But now they break down the carved work of it at once with
axes and hammers.
74:7 They have cast fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled
[by casting down] the dwelling-place of thy name to the ground.
74:8 They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together:
they have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land.
74:9 We see not our signs: [there is] no more any prophet:
neither [is there] among us any that knoweth how long.
74:10 O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the
enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?
74:11 Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand? pluck
[it] out of thy bosom.
74:12 For God [is] my King of old, working salvation in the
midst of the earth.
74:13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou didst
break the heads of the dragons in the waters.
74:14 Thou didst break the head of leviathan in pieces, [and]
didst give him [to be] food to the people inhabiting the
74:15 Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou didst
dry up mighty rivers.
74:16 The day [is] thine, the night also [is] thine: thou hast
prepared the light and the sun.
74:17 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made
summer and winter.
74:18 Remember this, the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and the
foolish people have blasphemed thy name.
74:19 O deliver not the soul of thy turtle dove to the multitude
[of the wicked]: forget not the congregation of thy poor for
74:20 Have respect to the covenant: for the dark places of the
earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.
74:21 O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and
needy praise thy name.
74:22 Arise, O God, plead thy own cause: remember how the
foolish man reproacheth thee daily.
74:23 Forget not the voice of thy enemies: the tumult of those
that rise against thee increaseth continually.