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A Psalm of Asaph.
Your holy temple they have defiled;
2 cThe dead bodies of Your servants—
They have given as food for the birds of the heavens,
The flesh of Your saints to the beasts of the earth.
And there was no one to bury them.
4 We have become a reproach to our dneighbors,
A scorn and derision to those who are around us.
5 eHow long, Lord?
Will You be angry forever?
Will Your fjealousy burn like fire?
And on the kingdoms that ido not call on Your name.
And laid waste his dwelling place.
Let Your tender mercies come speedily to meet us,
For we have been brought very low.
For the glory of Your name;
And deliver us, and provide atonement for our sins,
kFor Your name’s sake!
“Where is their God?”
Let there be known among the nations in our sight
The avenging of the blood of Your servants which has been shed.
11 Let mthe groaning of the prisoner come before You;
According to the greatness of Your 6power
Preserve those who are appointed to die;
12 And return to our neighbors nsevenfold into their bosom
oTheir reproach with which they have reproached You, O Lord.
13 So pwe, Your people and sheep of Your pasture,
Will give You thanks forever;
qWe will show forth Your praise to all generations.
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