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Psalm 79

1O God, the nations have come into your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple; they have laid Jerusalem in ruins.

2They have given the bodies of your servants to the birds of the air for food, the flesh of your faithful to the wild animals of the earth.

3They have poured out their blood like water all around Jerusalem, and there was no one to bury them.

4We have become a taunt to our neighbors, mocked and derided by those around us.

5How long, O Lord? Will you be angry forever? Will your jealous wrath burn like fire?

6Pour out your anger on the nations that do not know you, and on the kingdoms that do not call on your name.

7For they have devoured Jacob and laid waste his habitation.

8Do not remember against us the iniquities of our ancestors; let your compassion come speedily to meet us, for we are brought very low.

9Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; deliver us, and forgive our sins, for your name’s sake.

10Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” Let the avenging of the outpoured blood of your servants be known among the nations before our eyes.

11Let the groans of the prisoners come before you; according to your great power preserve those doomed to die.

12Return sevenfold into the bosom of our neighbors the taunts with which they taunted you, O Lord!

13Then we your people, the flock of your pasture, will give thanks to you forever; from generation to generation we will recount your praise.

Psalm 80

1Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock! You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth

2before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh. Stir up your might, and come to save us!

3Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.

4O Lord God of hosts, how long will you be angry with your people’s prayers?

5You have fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in full measure.

6You make us the scorn of our neighbors; our enemies laugh among themselves.

7Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved.

8You brought a vine out of Egypt; you drove out the nations and planted it.

9You cleared the ground for it; it took deep root and filled the land.

10The mountains were covered with its shade, the mighty cedars with its branches;

11it sent out its branches to the sea, and its shoots to the River.

12Why then have you broken down its walls, so that all who pass along the way pluck its fruit?

13The boar from the forest ravages it, and all that move in the field feed on it.

14Turn again, O God of hosts; look down from heaven, and see; have regard for this vine,

15the stock that your right hand planted.

16They have burned it with fire, they have cut it down; may they perish at the rebuke of your countenance.

17But let your hand be upon the one at your right hand, the one whom you made strong for yourself.

18Then we will never turn back from you; give us life, and we will call on your name.

19Restore us, O Lord God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved.

Psalm 81

1Sing aloud to God our strength; shout for joy to the God of Jacob.

2Raise a song, sound the tambourine, the sweet lyre with the harp.

3Blow the trumpet at the new moon, at the full moon, on our festal day.

4For it is a statute for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob.

5He made it a decree in Joseph, when he went out over the land of Egypt. I hear a voice I had not known:

6“I relieved your shoulder of the burden; your hands were freed from the basket.

7In distress you called, and I rescued you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah

8Hear, O my people, while I admonish you; O Israel, if you would but listen to me!

9There shall be no strange god among you; you shall not bow down to a foreign god.

10I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.

11“But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel would not submit to me.

12So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their own counsels.

13O that my people would listen to me, that Israel would walk in my ways!

14Then I would quickly subdue their enemies, and turn my hand against their foes.

15Those who hate the Lord would cringe before him, and their doom would last forever.

16I would feed you with the finest of the wheat, and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”

Psalm 82

1God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:

2“How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah

3Give justice to the weak and the orphan; maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute.

4Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”

5They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk around in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

6I say, “You are gods, children of the Most High, all of you;

7nevertheless, you shall die like mortals, and fall like any prince.”

8Rise up, O God, judge the earth; for all the nations belong to you!

Psalm 83

1O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God!

2Even now your enemies are in tumult; those who hate you have raised their heads.

3They lay crafty plans against your people; they consult together against those you protect.

4They say, “Come, let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more.”

5They conspire with one accord; against you they make a covenant—

6the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites,

7Gebal and Ammon and Amalek, Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;

8Assyria also has joined them; they are the strong arm of the children of Lot. Selah

9Do to them as you did to Midian, as to Sisera and Jabin at the Wadi Kishon,

10who were destroyed at En-dor, who became dung for the ground.

11Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,

12who said, “Let us take the pastures of God for our own possession.”

13O my God, make them like whirling dust, like chaff before the wind.

14As fire consumes the forest, as the flame sets the mountains ablaze,

15so pursue them with your tempest and terrify them with your hurricane.

16Fill their faces with shame, so that they may seek your name, O Lord.

17Let them be put to shame and dismayed forever; let them perish in disgrace.

18Let them know that you alone, whose name is the Lord, are the Most High over all the earth.

Psalm 84

1How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!

2My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.

3Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.

4Happy are those who live in your house, ever singing your praise. Selah

5Happy are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.

6As they go through the valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools.

7They go from strength to strength; the God of gods will be seen in Zion.

8O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah

9Behold our shield, O God; look on the face of your anointed.

10For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than live in the tents of wickedness.

11For the Lord God is a sun and shield; he bestows favor and honor. No good thing does the Lord withhold from those who walk uprightly.

12O Lord of hosts, happy is everyone who trusts in you.

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