Psalm 74:1
O God, why have you cast us off for ever? why does your anger smoke against the sheep of your pasture?
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3416. B.C.

588 Maschil of Asaph. or, A Psalm for Asaph to give instruction.

Psalm 78:1 Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

O God

Psalm 10:1 Why stand you afar off, O LORD? why hide you yourself in times of trouble?

Psalm 42:9 I will say to God my rock, Why have you forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Psalm 44:9 But you have cast off, and put us to shame; and go not forth with our armies.

Psalm 60:1,10 O God, you have cast us off, you have scattered us, you have been displeased; O turn yourself to us again...

Psalm 77:7 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favorable no more?

Jeremiah 31:37 Thus said the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath...

Jeremiah 33:24-26 Consider you not what this people have spoken, saying, The two families which the LORD has chosen, he has even cast them off...

Romans 11:1,2 I say then, Has God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin...


Psalm 79:5 How long, LORD? will you be angry for ever? shall your jealousy burn like fire?

Deuteronomy 29:20 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man...

the sheep

Psalm 79:13 So we your people and sheep of your pasture will give you thanks for ever: we will show forth your praise to all generations.

Psalm 95:7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if you will hear his voice,

Psalm 100:3 Know you that the LORD he is God: it is he that has made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Jeremiah 23:1 Woe be to the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! said the LORD.

Ezekiel 34:8,31 As I live, said the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field...

Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

John 10:26-30 But you believe not, because you are not of my sheep, as I said to you...

Why Have You Rejected Us Forever?

1O God, why have you cast us off for ever? why does your anger smoke against the sheep of your pasture? 2Remember your congregation, which you have purchased of old; the rod of your inheritance, which you have redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein you have dwelled. 3Lift up your feet to the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy has done wickedly in the sanctuary. 4Your enemies roar in the middle of your congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs. 5A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes on the thick trees. 6But now they break down the carved work thereof at once with axes and hammers. 7They have cast fire into your sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the dwelling place of your name to the ground. 8They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land. 9We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knows how long. 10O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme your name for ever? 11Why withdraw you your hand, even your right hand? pluck it out of your bosom. 12For God is my King of old, working salvation in the middle of the earth. 13You did divide the sea by your strength: you brake the heads of the dragons in the waters. 14You brake the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gave him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness. 15You did split the fountain and the flood: you dried up mighty rivers. 16The day is yours, the night also is yours: you have prepared the light and the sun. 17You have set all the borders of the earth: you have made summer and winter. 18Remember this, that the enemy has reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed your name. 19O deliver not the soul of your turtledove to the multitude of the wicked: forget not the congregation of your poor for ever. 20Have respect to the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty. 21O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise your name. 22Arise, O God, plead your own cause: remember how the foolish man reproaches you daily. 23Forget not the voice of your enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against you increases continually.
Parallel Verses
American Standard Version
O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? Why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Understanding for Asaph. O God, why hast thou cast us off unto the end: why is thy wrath enkindled against the sheep of thy pasture?

Darby Bible Translation
{An instruction: of Asaph.} Why, O God, hast thou cast off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?

King James Bible
[[Maschil of Asaph.]] O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?

Young's Literal Translation
An Instruction of Asaph. Why, O God, hast Thou cast off for ever? Thine anger smoketh against the flock of Thy pasture.

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