The Message

Psalm 74

An Asaph Psalm

1You walked off and left us, and never looked back.
    God, how could you do that?
We’re your very own sheep;
    how can you stomp off in anger?

2-3 Refresh your memory of us—you bought us a long time ago.
    Your most precious tribe—you paid a good price for us!
    Your very own Mount Zion—you actually lived here once!
Come and visit the site of disaster,
    see how they’ve wrecked the sanctuary.

4-8 While your people were at worship, your enemies barged in,
    brawling and scrawling graffiti.
They set fire to the porch;
    axes swinging, they chopped up the woodwork,
Beat down the doors with sledgehammers,
    then split them into kindling.
They burned your holy place to the ground,
    violated the place of worship.
They said to themselves, “We’ll wipe them all out,”
    and burned down all the places of worship.

9-17 There’s not a sign or symbol of God in sight,
    nor anyone to speak in his name,
    no one who knows what’s going on.
How long, God, will barbarians blaspheme,
    enemies curse and get by with it?
Why don’t you do something? How long are you going
    to sit there with your hands folded in your lap?
God is my King from the very start;
    he works salvation in the womb of the earth.
With one blow you split the sea in two,
    you made mincemeat of the dragon Tannin.
You lopped off the heads of Leviathan,
    then served them up in a stew for the animals.
With your finger you opened up springs and creeks,
    and dried up the wild floodwaters.
You own the day, you own the night;
    you put stars and sun in place.
You laid out the four corners of earth,
    shaped the seasons of summer and winter.

18-21 Mark and remember, God, all the enemy
    taunts, each idiot desecration.
Don’t throw your lambs to the wolves;
    after all we’ve been through, don’t forget us.
Remember your promises;
    the city is in darkness, the countryside violent.
Don’t leave the victims to rot in the street;
    make them a choir that sings your praises.

22-23 On your feet, O God—
    stand up for yourself!
Do you hear what they’re saying about you,
    all the vile obscenities?
Don’t tune out their malicious filth,
    the brawling invective that never lets up.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Saamu 74

Maskili ti Asafu.

1Ọlọ́run, èéṣe tí ìwọ fi kọ̀ wá sílẹ̀ títí láé?
    Èéṣe tí ìbínú rẹ̀ fi dìde sí àwọn àgùntàn pápá rẹ?
Rántí àwọn ènìyàn tí ìwọ ti rà nígbà àtijọ́,
    ẹ̀yà ilẹ̀ ìní rẹ, tí ìwọ ti rà padà
    Òkè Sioni, níbi tí ìwọ ń gbé.
Yí ẹsẹ̀ rẹ padà sí ìparun ayérayé wọn,
    gbogbo ìparun yìí tí ọ̀tá ti mú wá sí ibi mímọ́.

Àwọn ọ̀tá rẹ ń bú ramúramù
    láàrín ènìyàn rẹ,
wọ́n ń gbé àsíá wọn sókè fún ààmì;
Wọ́n ń rí bí ọkùnrin tí ó gbé àáké rẹ̀ sókè
    láti gé igi igbó dídí.
Ṣùgbọ́n nísinsin yìí, iṣẹ́ ọnà fínfín,
    ni wọ́n fi àáké wó lulẹ̀ ní ẹ̀ẹ̀kan náà.
Wọ́n sun ibi mímọ́ rẹ lulẹ̀
    wọ́n ba ibùgbé orúkọ rẹ jẹ́
Wọ́n wí ní ọkàn wọn. “Àwa ó run wọ́n pátápátá!”
    Wọ́n sun gbogbo ibi ìjọ́sìn Ọlọ́run ní ilẹ̀ náà.

A kò fún wa ní ààmì iṣẹ́ ìyanu kankan;
    kò sí wòlíì kankan
    ẹnìkankan wa kò mọ ìgbà tí eléyìí yóò dà.
10 Àwọn ọ̀tá yóò ti kùn sí ọ pẹ́ tó, Ọlọ́run?
    Àwọn ọ̀tá yóò ha ba orúkọ rẹ jẹ́ títí láé?
11 Èéṣe tí ìwọ fi dá ọwọ́ rẹ dúró, ọwọ́ ọ̀tún rẹ?
    Mú un kúrò nínú ìṣẹ́po aṣọ rẹ kí o sì run wọ́n!

12 Ṣùgbọ́n ìwọ Ọlọ́run ni ọba mi láti ìgbà pípẹ́;
    Ó mú ìgbàlà wá sórí ilẹ̀ ayé.

13 Ìwọ ni ó la Òkun sílẹ̀ nípa agbára rẹ;
    Ìwọ fọ́ orí ẹ̀mí búburú nínú omi
14 Ìwọ fọ́ orí Lefitani túútúú, o sì fi ṣe oúnjẹ fun àwọn ẹ̀dá tí ń gbé inú ijù
    Tìrẹ ni ọ̀sán, tìrẹ sì ni alẹ́ pẹ̀lú;
    ìwọ fi ìdí oòrùn àti òṣùpá lélẹ̀.
15 Ìwọ ya orísun omi àti ìṣàn omi;
    Ìwọ mú kí odò tó ń sàn gbẹ
16 Tìrẹ ni ọ̀sán, tìrẹ ni òru pẹ̀lú;
    ìwọ yà oòrùn àti òṣùpá.
17 Ìwọ pààlà etí ayé;
    Ìwọ dá ìgbà ẹ̀ẹ̀rùn àti ìgbà òtútù.

18 Rántí bí àwọn ọ̀tá ń kẹ́gàn rẹ, Olúwa
    bí àwọn aṣiwèrè ènìyàn ti ń ba orúkọ rẹ jẹ́.
19 Má ṣe fi ẹ̀mí àdàbà rẹ fún ẹranko igbó búburú;
    Má ṣe gbàgbé ẹ̀mí àwọn ènìyàn rẹ tí a ń pọ́n lójú títí láé.
20 Bojú wo májẹ̀mú rẹ,
    nítorí ibi òkùnkùn ayé kún fún ibùgbé ìkà.
21 Má ṣe jẹ́ kí àwọn aninilára padà sẹ́yìn nínú ìtìjú
    jẹ́ kí àwọn aláìní àti tálákà yin orúkọ rẹ.
22 Dìde, Ọlọ́run, gba ẹjọ́ ara rẹ rò;
    rántí bí àwọn aṣiwèrè ti ń kẹ́gàn rẹ ní gbogbo ọjọ́.
23 Má ṣe gbàgbé ohùn àwọn ọ̀tá rẹ,
    bíbú àwọn ọ̀tá rẹ, tí ó ń pọ̀ sí i nígbà gbogbo.