74 A maskil of Asaph.a
Why does your anger smoke
against the sheep of your pasture?
when you redeemed the tribe of your inheritance.
Remember ⌊Mount Zion⌋b where you have dwelt.
to all that the enemy has ruined in the sanctuary.
they have set up their signs for signs.
axes in a thicket of trees.
they have smashed with axe and hammer.
They have defiled to the ground,
the dwelling place for your name.
“We will completelyg oppress them.”
They burned all the meeting places of God in the land.
and there is no longer a prophet.
No one with us knows how long.
Will the enemy treat your name with contempt forever?
Take it from your bosom;h destroy them!
working salvation in the midst of the earth.
You broke the heads of the sea monsters in the waters.
you gave him as food to the desert dwelling creatures.
15 You split open spring and wadi.i
You dried up ever-flowing rivers.
You established light and the sun.
17 You definedj all the boundaries of the earth;
Summer and winter—you formed them.
and foolish people treat your name with contempt.
do not ever forget the life of your afflicted ones.
because the dark places of the land are full of
the haunts of violence.
let the poor and needy praise your name.
remember the reproaching of you by the foolish ⌊all day long⌋.k
the roar of those rising up against you ascending continually.
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