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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.

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Salmos 79

Salmo de Asaf.

1Oh Dios, los pueblos paganos han invadido tu herencia;
    han profanado tu santo templo,
    han dejado en ruinas a Jerusalén.
Han entregado los cadáveres de tus siervos
    como alimento de las aves del cielo;
han destinado los cuerpos de tus fieles
    para comida de los animales salvajes.
Por toda Jerusalén han derramado su sangre,
    como si derramaran agua,
    y no hay quien entierre a los muertos.
Nuestros vecinos hacen mofa de nosotros;
    somos blanco de las burlas de quienes nos rodean.

¿Hasta cuándo, Señor?
    ¿Vas a estar enojado para siempre?
    ¿Arderá tu celo como el fuego?
¡Enójate con las naciones que no te reconocen,
    con los reinos que no invocan tu nombre!
Porque a Jacob se lo han devorado,
    y al país lo han dejado en ruinas.
No nos tomes en cuenta los pecados de ayer;
    ¡venga pronto tu misericordia a nuestro encuentro,
    porque estamos totalmente abatidos!

Oh Dios y Salvador nuestro,
    por la gloria de tu nombre, ayúdanos;
    por tu nombre, líbranos y perdona nuestros pecados.

10 ¿Por qué van a decir las naciones:
    «¿Dónde está su Dios?»?
Permítenos ver, y muéstrales a los pueblos paganos
    cómo tomas venganza de la sangre de tus siervos.
11 Que lleguen a tu presencia
    los gemidos de los cautivos,
y por la fuerza de tu brazo
    salva a los condenados a muerte.

12 Señor, haz que sientan nuestros vecinos,
    siete veces y en carne propia,
    el oprobio que han lanzado contra ti.
13 Y nosotros, tu pueblo y ovejas de tu prado,
    te alabaremos por siempre;
de generación en generación
    cantaremos tus alabanzas.