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Psalms 79:1

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Psalm 79 1 

A psalm of Asaph.

79:1 O God, foreigners 2  have invaded your chosen land; 3 

they have polluted your holy temple

and turned Jerusalem 4  into a heap of ruins.

1 sn Psalm 79. The author laments how the invading nations have destroyed the temple and city of Jerusalem. He asks God to forgive his people and to pour out his vengeance on those who have mistreated them.

2 tn Or “nations.”

3 tn Heb “have come into your inheritance.”

4 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.



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