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74 Revised Standard Version BHS Hebrew Text Reference
[A Maskil of Asaph.] מַשְׂכִּיל לְאָסָף  
O God, why dost thou cast us off for ever?
Why does thy anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?
לָמָה אֱלֹהִים זָנַחְתָּ לָנֶצַח יֶעְשַׁן אַפְּךָ בְּצֹאן מַרְעִיתֶךָ׃ National Lament over a Devastated Land. Psalm 74(v73)
Remember thy congregation, which thou hast gotten of old,
which thou hast redeemed to be the tribe of thy heritage!
Remember Mount Zion, where thou hast dwelt.
זְכֹר עֲדָתְכָ קָנִיתָ קֶּדֶם גָּאַלְתָּ שֵׁבֶט נַחֲלָתֶךָ הַר־צִיֹּון זֶה שָׁכַנְתָּ בֹּו׃ 
Direct thy steps to the perpetual ruins;
the enemy has destroyed everything in the sanctuary!
הָרִימָה פְעָמֶיךָ לְמַשֻּׁאֹות נֶצַח כָּל־הֵרַע אֹויֵב בַּקֹּדֶשׁ׃  
Thy foes have roared in the midst of thy holy place;
they set up their own signs for signs.
שָׁאֲגוּ צֹרְרֶיךָ בְּקֶרֶב מֹועֲדֶךָ שָׂמוּ אֹותֹתָם אֹתֹות׃  
At the upper entrance
they hacked the wooden trellis with axes.
יִוָּדַע כְּמֵבִיא לְמָעְלָה בִּסֲבָךְ־עֵץ קַרְדֻּמֹּות׃  
And then all its carved wood
they broke down with hatchets and hammers.
[כ= וְעֵת] [ק= וְעַתָּה] פִּתּוּחֶיהָ יָּחַד בְּכַשִּׁיל וְכֵילַפֹּת יַהֲלֹמוּן׃  
They set thy sanctuary on fire;
to the ground they desecrated the dwelling place of thy name.
שִׁלְחוּ בָאֵשׁ מִקְדָּשֶׁךָ לָאָרֶץ חִלְּלוּ מִשְׁכַּן־שְׁמֶךָ׃  
They said to themselves, "We will utterly subdue them";
they burned all the meeting places of God in the land.
אָמְרוּ בְלִבָּם נִינָם יָחַד שָׂרְפוּ כָל־מֹועֲדֵי־אֵל בָּאָרֶץ׃  
We do not see our signs;
there is no longer any prophet,
and there is none among us who knows how long.
אֹותֹתֵינוּ לֹא רָאִינוּ אֵין־עֹוד נָבִיא וְלֹא־אִתָּנוּ יֹדֵעַ עַד־מָה׃  
How long, O God, is the foe to scoff?
Is the enemy to revile thy name for ever?
עַד־מָתַי אֱלֹהִים יְחָרֶף צָר יְנָאֵץ אֹויֵב שִׁמְךָ לָנֶצַח׃  
Why dost thou hold back thy hand,
why dost thou keep thy right hand in thy bosom?
לָמָּה תָשִׁיב יָדְךָ וִימִינֶךָ מִקֶּרֶב [כ= חֹוקְךָ] [ק= חֵיקְךָ] כַלֵּה׃  
Yet God my King is from of old,
working salvation in the midst of the earth.
וֵאלֹהִים מַלְכִּי מִקֶּדֶם פֹּעֵל יְשׁוּעֹות בְּקֶרֶב הָאָרֶץ׃  
Thou didst divide the sea by thy might;
thou didst break the heads of the dragons on the waters.
אַתָּה פֹורַרְתָּ בְעָזְּךָ יָם שִׁבַּרְתָּ רָאשֵׁי תַנִּינִים עַל־הַמָּיִם׃  
Thou didst crush the heads of Leviathan,
thou didst give him as food for the creatures of the wilderness.
אַתָּה רִצַּצְתָּ רָאשֵׁי לִוְיָתָן תִּתְּנֶנּוּ מַאֲכָל לְעָם לְצִיִּים׃  
Thou didst cleave open springs and brooks;
thou didst dry up ever-flowing streams.
אַתָּה בָקַעְתָּ מַעְיָן וָנָחַל אַתָּה הֹובַשְׁתָּ נַהֲרֹות אֵיתָן׃  
Thine is the day, thine also the night;
thou hast established the luminaries and the sun.
לְךָ יֹום אַף־לְךָ לָיְלָה אַתָּה הֲכִינֹותָ מָאֹור וָשָׁמֶשׁ׃  
Thou hast fixed all the bounds of the earth;
thou hast made summer and winter.
אַתָּה הִצַּבְתָּ כָּל־גְּבוּלֹות אָרֶץ קַיִץ וָחֹרֶף אַתָּה יְצַרְתָּם׃  
Remember this, O LORD, how the enemy scoffs,
and an impious people reviles thy name.
זְכָר־זֹאת אֹויֵב חֵרֵף יְהוָה וְעַם נָבָל נִאֲצוּ שְׁמֶךָ׃  
Do not deliver the soul of thy dove to the wild beasts;
do not forget the life of thy poor for ever.
אַל־תִּתֵּן לְחַיַּת נֶפֶשׁ תֹּורֶךָ חַיַּת עֲנִיֶּיךָ אַל־תִּשְׁכַּח לָנֶצַח׃  
Have regard for thy covenant;
for the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.
הַבֵּט לַבְּרִית כִּי מָלְאוּ מַחֲשַׁכֵּי־אֶרֶץ נְאֹות חָמָס׃  
Let not the downtrodden be put to shame;
let the poor and needy praise thy name.
אַל־יָשֹׁב דַּךְ נִכְלָם עָנִי וְאֶבְיֹון יְהַלְלוּ שְׁמֶךָ׃  
Arise, O God, plead thy cause;
remember how the impious scoff at thee all the day!
קוּמָה אֱלֹהִים רִיבָה רִיבֶךָ זְכֹר חֶרְפָּתְךָ מִנִּי־נָבָל כָּל־הַיֹּום׃  
Do not forget the clamour of thy foes,
the uproar of thy adversaries which goes up continually!
אַל־תִּשְׁכַּח קֹול צֹרְרֶיךָ שְׁאֹון קָמֶיךָ עֹלֶה תָמִיד׃  
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Notes: Documentary sources have been extracted from (1) "An Introduction to the Old Testament " by Oesterley & Robinson (1955 ed.), & (2) "Who Wrote the Bible" © Richard Friedman, 1987, Jonathan Cape Ltd.
© Paul Ingram 2006.
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