A psalm of Asaph.
they have polluted your holy temple
and turned Jerusalem 4 into a heap of ruins.
79:2 They have given the corpses of your servants
to the birds of the sky; 5
the flesh of your loyal followers
to the beasts of the earth.
79:3 They have made their blood flow like water
all around Jerusalem, and there is no one to bury them. 6
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.”
5 tn Heb “[as] food for the birds of the sky.”
6 tn Heb “they have poured out their blood like water, all around Jerusalem, and there is no one burying.”