Amplified Bible

Psalm 79

A Lament over the Destruction of Jerusalem, and Prayer for Help.

A Psalm of Asaph.

1O God, the nations have invaded [the land of Your people] Your inheritance;
They have defiled Your sacred temple;
They have laid Jerusalem in ruins.

They have given the dead bodies of Your servants as food to the birds of the heavens,
The flesh of Your godly ones to the beasts of the earth.

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

We have become an object of taunting to our neighbors [because of our humiliation],
A derision and mockery to those who encircle us.

How long, O Lord? Will You be angry forever?
Will Your jealousy [which cannot endure a divided allegiance] burn like fire?

Pour out Your wrath on the [Gentile] nations that do not know You,
And on the kingdoms that do not call on Your name.

For they have devoured Jacob
And made his pasture desolate.


O do not remember against us the sins and guilt of our forefathers.
Let Your compassion and mercy come quickly to meet us,
For we have been brought very low.

Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name;
Rescue us, forgive us our sins for Your name’s sake.
10 
Why should the [Gentile] nations say, “Where is their God?”
Let there be known [without delay] among the nations in our sight [and to this generation],
Your vengeance for the blood of Your servants which has been poured out.
11 
Let the groaning and sighing of the prisoner come before You;
According to the greatness of Your power keep safe those who are doomed to die.
12 
And return into the lap of our neighbors sevenfold
The taunts with which they have taunted You, O Lord.
13 
So we Your people, the sheep of Your pasture,
Will give You thanks forever;
We will declare and publish Your praise from generation to generation.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 79

祈求上帝拯救

亞薩的詩。

1上帝啊,
外族人侵佔你的產業,
玷污你的聖殿,
使耶路撒冷淪為廢墟。
他們把你僕人的屍體餵飛鳥,
把你忠心子民的屍體給野獸吃,
使耶路撒冷周圍血流成河,
屍體無人埋葬。
我們成了列國羞辱的對象,
周圍的人都嗤笑、譏諷我們。
耶和華啊,你向我們發怒,
要到何時呢?
難道要到永遠嗎?
你的怒火要燒到何時呢?
求你把烈怒撒向那些不承認你的列邦,
撒向那些不求告你的列國。
因為他們吞噬了雅各,
摧毀了他的家園。
求你不要向我們追討我們祖先的罪,
願你快快地憐憫我們,
因為我們已經落入絕望中。
拯救我們的上帝啊,
求你為了自己榮耀的名而幫助我們,
為你名的緣故拯救我們,
赦免我們的罪。
10 為何讓列邦說:
「他們的上帝在哪裡?」
求你讓我們親眼看見,
也讓列邦都知道,
你為自己被害的子民伸冤。
11 求你垂聽被囚之人的哀歎,
求你用大能的臂膀留住死囚的性命。
12 主啊,我們的鄰邦羞辱你,
求你以七倍的羞辱來報應他們。
13 這樣,你的子民,你草場上的羊必永遠稱謝你,世代稱頌你。