[a]Turn Your footsteps toward the (A)perpetual ruins;
The enemy (B)has damaged everything within the sanctuary.
Your adversaries have (C)roared in the midst of Your meeting place;
They have set up their (D)own [b]standards (E)for signs.
It seems as if one had lifted up
His [c](F)axe in a [d]forest of trees.
And now [e]all its (G)carved work
They smash with hatchet and [f]hammers.
They have [g](H)burned Your sanctuary [h]to the ground;
They have (I)defiled the dwelling place of Your name.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 74:3 Lit Lift up
  2. Psalm 74:4 Lit signs
  3. Psalm 74:5 Lit axes
  4. Psalm 74:5 Lit thicket
  5. Psalm 74:6 Lit altogether
  6. Psalm 74:6 Or axes
  7. Psalm 74:7 Lit set on fire
  8. Psalm 74:7 Or To the ground they...

11 Our holy and beautiful (A)house,
Where our fathers praised You,
Has been burned by fire;
And (B)all our precious things have become a ruin.

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