Psalms 79

MLV(i) 1 O God, the nations have come into your inheritance. They have defiled your holy temple. They have laid Jerusalem in heaps.
2 They have given the dead bodies of your servants to be food to the birds of the heavens, the flesh of your holy ones to the beasts of the earth. 3 They have shed their blood like water all around Jerusalem and there was none to bury them.
4 We have become a reproach to our neighbors, a scoffing and ridicule to those who are all around us.
5 How long, O Jehovah? Will you be angry forever? Shall your jealousy burn like fire?
6 Pour out your wrath upon the nations that do not know you and upon the kingdoms that do not call upon your name. 7 Because they have devoured Jacob and laid waste his habitation.
8 Do not remember against us the iniquities of our forefathers. Let your tender mercies speedily meet us, because we are brought very low. 9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name. And deliver us and forgive our sins, for your name's sake.
10 Why should the nations say, Where is their God? Let the avenging of the blood of your servants which is shed be known among the nations in our sight.
11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before you. Preserve those who are appointed to death according to the greatness of your power, 12 and render to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom their reproach with which they have reproached you, O Lord, 13 so we your people and sheep of your pasture will give you thanks forever. We will show forth your praise to all generations.