God’s Anger – Psalm 74

O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine  anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?  Psalm 74:1 

Psalm 74:2 Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this  mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.   

Psalm 74:3 Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all  that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.  

Psalm 74:4 Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set  up their ensigns for signs.  

Psalm 74:5 A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the  thick trees.  

Psalm 74:6 But now they break down the carved work thereof at once with  axes and hammers.  

Psalm 74:7 They have cast fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled by  casting down the dwelling place of thy name to the ground.  

Psalm 74:8 They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together: they  have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land.  

Psalm 74:9 We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither  is there among us any that knoweth how long.  

Psalm 74:10 O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy  blaspheme thy name for ever?  

Psalm 74:11 Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand? pluck it  out of thy bosom.  

Psalm 74:12 For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of  the earth.  

Psalm 74:13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the  heads of the dragons in the waters.  

Psalm 74:14 Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him  to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.  

Psalm 74:15 Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up  mighty rivers.  

Psalm 74:16 The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast  prepared the light and the sun.  

Psalm 74:17 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made  summer and winter.  

Psalm 74:18 Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and  that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.  

Psalm 74:19 O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the multitude of  the wicked: forget not the congregation of thy poor for ever.  

Psalm 74:20 Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the  earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.  

Psalm 74:21 O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy  praise thy name.  

Psalm 74:22 Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish  man reproacheth thee daily.  

Psalm 74:23 Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the tumult of those that  rise up against thee increaseth continually.  KJV

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