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Psalms 74 - NIV

A maskilTitle: Probably a literary or musical term of Asaph.


O God, why have you rejected us forever?
Why does your anger smolder against the sheep of your pasture?

2 Remember the nation you purchased long ago,
the people of your inheritance, whom you redeemed—
Mount Zion, where you dwelt.

3 Turn your steps toward these everlasting ruins,
all this destruction the enemy has brought on the sanctuary.


Your foes roared in the place where you met with us;
they set up their standards as signs.

5 They behaved like men wielding axes
to cut through a thicket of trees.

6 They smashed all the carved paneling
with their axes and hatchets.

7 They burned your sanctuary to the ground;
they defiled the dwelling place of your Name.

8 They said in their hearts, “We will crush them completely!”
They burned every place where God was worshiped in the land.


We are given no signs from God;
no prophets are left,
and none of us knows how long this will be.

10 How long will the enemy mock you, God?
Will the foe revile your name forever?

11 Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand?
Take it from the folds of your garment and destroy them!


But God is my King from long ago;
he brings salvation on the earth.


It was you who split open the sea by your power;
you broke the heads of the monster in the waters.

14 It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan
and gave it as food to the creatures of the desert.

15 It was you who opened up springs and streams;
you dried up the ever-flowing rivers.

16 The day is yours, and yours also the night;
you established the sun and moon.

17 It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth;
you made both summer and winter.


Remember how the enemy has mocked you, Lord,
how foolish people have reviled your name.

19 Do not hand over the life of your dove to wild beasts;
do not forget the lives of your afflicted people forever.

20 Have regard for your covenant,
because haunts of violence fill the dark places of the land.

21 Do not let the oppressed retreat in disgrace;
may the poor and needy praise your name.

22 Rise up, O God, and defend your cause;
remember how fools mock you all day long.

23 Do not ignore the clamor of your adversaries,
the uproar of your enemies, which rises continually.

Sermons on Psalms 74 More sermons: Psalms 74

Ed Vasicek avatar
The Lingering Gloom of Sleeping in the Bed We Made
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Jun, 2016
Summary: Our personal choices have consequences, some of them long-term. The choices groups or nations make also have consequences. Provoking God’s long-term discipline is a miserable experience, and sometimes the righteous have to experience it/w the unrighteous.
Graham Taylor avatar
Why celebrate Summer?
Shared by: Graham Taylor on Jun, 2015
Summary: Why we celebrate Summer even if it has winter days is because we have a God of unmatched shoes
Dr. William D.  Poovey avatar
Amorality in America
Shared by: Dr. William D. Poovey on Apr, 2015
Summary: Amorality is an absence of, indifference towards, or disregard for morality. No absolutes, especially Biblical Absolutes
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 74:1
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 981
Robert Leroe avatar
Telling God what to do
Shared by: Robert Leroe on Dec, 2013
Summary: We get angry and disappointed with God, failing to see His purpose in life's hurts. We can learn to trust His will.
Scripture: Psalms 74:1-12
Denomination: Congregational
Views: 694
Tom Fuller avatar
When I am at the End of my Rope
Shared by: Tom Fuller on Jun, 2013
Summary: Do you ever feel like you have done everything you know how to do, even cried out to God for answers, yet He feels far away or even unwilling to help? Believe it or not, Asaph felt the same way, and his answer can really bring a sense of help and purpose
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 74:1-77:20
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 2,533
Daniel Olukoya avatar
Shared by: Daniel Olukoya on Apr, 2009
Summary: Wickedness is an abomination unto God, so are they which practice it.
based on 20 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 74:20
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 10,505
Dr. Jeremy Simpson avatar
Faith in the Face of Fear
Shared by: Dr. Jeremy Simpson on Mar, 2007
Summary: In times of trouble the child of God can keep rejoicing through faith in a God that we know will deliver us. No matter what the circumstances, he is God and he does not change. Faith in the Face of Fear!
based on 12 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,999
Shared by: MELVIN NEWLAND on Aug, 2002
Summary: Our Lord said, “Go into all the world & preach the good news to every creature.” What is that good news? I think it consists of two things that need to be proclaimed - that would really be “good news” to the world today. (PowerPoint Available - #288)
based on 137 ratings
Views: 4,830
Paul Apple avatar
Shared by: Paul Apple on Oct, 2000
based on 24 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 74:1-23
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,059