O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry against the prayer of your people?
Treasury of Scripture
Psalm 85:5 Will you be angry with us for ever? will you draw out your anger to all generations?
Isaiah 58:2,3,6-9 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God...
Lamentations 3:44 You have covered yourself with a cloud, that our prayer should not pass through.
Matthew 15:22-28 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried to him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord...
Luke 18:1-8 And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint...
be angry. Heb. smoke
Psalm 74:1 O God, why have you cast us off for ever? why does your anger smoke against the sheep of your pasture?
Deuteronomy 29:20 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man...
ContextHear Us, Shepherd of Israel
1Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that lead Joseph like a flock; you that dwell between the cherubim, shine forth. 2Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up your strength, and come and save us. 3Turn us again, O God, and cause your face to shine; and we shall be saved. 4O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry against the prayer of your people? 5You feed them with the bread of tears; and give them tears to drink in great measure. 6You make us a strife to our neighbors: and our enemies laugh among themselves. 7Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause your face to shine; and we shall be saved. 8You have brought a vine out of Egypt: you have cast out the heathen, and planted it. 9You prepared room before it, and did cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land. 10The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars. 11She sent out her boughs to the sea, and her branches to the river. 12Why have you then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her? 13The boar out of the wood does waste it, and the wild beast of the field does devour it. 14Return, we beseech you, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine; 15And the vineyard which your right hand has planted, and the branch that you made strong for yourself. 16It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of your countenance. 17Let your hand be on the man of your right hand, on the son of man whom you made strong for yourself. 18So will not we go back from you: quicken us, and we will call on your name. 19Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause your face to shine; and we shall be saved.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
O Jehovah God of hosts, How long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?
O Lord God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy servant?
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah, God of hosts, how long will thine anger smoke against the prayer of thy people?
King James Bible
O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah, God of Hosts, till when? Thou hast burned against the prayer of Thy people.