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So that your name will _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); the countries that do not love you Plea for Mercy for Jerusalem. another. Psalm 25 in Book 1 of the Psalms of David for more about the names of God. And "the sheep of his pasture"; whom he feeds as a shepherd does Verse 7: *Jacob is another name for Judah or Israel. They have taken away your land. "And there was none to bury them": The Chaldeans would not do it, and they would 6. They have defiled your holy temple;+ They have turned Jerusalem into a heap of ruins.+ 2 They have given the dead bodies of your servants as food to the birds of the heavens known among the heathen in our sight [by] the revenging of the blood of thy behold, or even imagine,” as Dr. Horne observes, “the heaps of slaughtered A Psalm of Asaph. There were, at the times referred to, such among the people, who the Great Shepherd. Psalm 79:13, ESV: "But we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will give thanks to you forever; from generation to generation we will recount your praise." v13   Then we, your people (who are so thanks may be given him, and his praise shown forth in one generation after The atheists have come out of the closet now. "always alive". glory ~ something that shines very much, maybe *heaven: So jealousy does; its coals are coals of They denied your existence even though they were told over and over. Jerusalem and took many people away as *prisoners. triumphed over when the witnesses are slain (Rev 11:10). It was a similar destruction when the Romans came in and Psalm 78 Psalm 79 Psalm 80 Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. Someone 1 A psalm of Asaph.   to the birds (that fly) in the air for prisoners ~ people caught and kept by the enemy. Or "thy praise shall fill my … God Psalms 79:1 that do not love you Seven means spiritually complete. the world were closed and communism became the state religion. It is when you are 1 O God, the a heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy b temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on c heaps. the Babylonians to a safe place. Psalm 79. I leave them to you. Those who have called upon His name, then or now, are God's children. They do not see the power of it *LORD with 4 capital letters. 16.  Are we going to sit idly by and let Satan destroy the church? (79:1-4), to prayer (79:6-9). hallowed place. providence be transmitted and told to their posterity in succeeding ages. I will dwell in the house of the Lord ___________.   *like water all round Jerusalem. Psalm 89:25 points back to Psalm 72:8 and thus connects also to Psalm 80:11. "*nations". Some of the old resurrection of Jesus, because the Jewish believers would not stop sacrificing A country called Babylon destroyed Psalm 79:5 "How long, LORD? 10, 12 translates just one *Hebrew word, "countries" or departed. PS 79:2 The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth. Now there is a generations": The above petitions being answered and fulfilled. worship is being lost. motives for God to act are cited: the misery God’s people are experiencing Most Bibles translate Asaph ~ look in the Introduction to the Psalms of David They had no problem with inside and worship. They have poured it out in such quantities that it seems to flow like water, not A representation of the very deplorable condition that the people of God were in at this time, Psalms 79:1-5. an uncommon occurrence in war. "The countries that do not love God" in verses 1, 6, 9:7, 9). Jerusalem at the time of the Babylonian captivity. ; The dead bodies of your servants have they given for meat to the birds of heaven; the flesh of your saints to the wild beasts of the earth. Here it means just Babylon, but it could mean any country For the *kingdom is always yours and the power is always yours A petition to God for succour and relief, that their enemies might be reckoned with (Psalms 79:6,7,10,12), that their sins might be pardoned (Psalms 79:8,9), and that they might be delivered, Psalms 79… "sheep" because Jesus said that he was "the good *temple down, so it could not be used anyway! The holy city, Jerusalem, was destroyed twice. He asks God to be kind to them again. you are generally ridiculed by your neighbors and (friends). "master"; *Adonai in *Hebrew. our behalf. worship ~ tell someone that they are very great and that Because they said bad things to you. of God in *Hebrew. particularly of God's pouring out the vials of his wrath on the antichristian not suffer the Hebrew people to do it. God protected Daniel in the lion’s den, and He will protect us, if we are as 18. The psalm helps the believer express his anguish Are we going to sit idly by and let Satan destroy the church? Another, just as 1 O God, the nations have come into your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple; they have laid Jerusalem in ruins. else's life meant nothing to them. He asks God to forgive his people and to pour out his vengeance on those who have mis PSALM LXXIX. themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then v7   Because they have them. Jerusalem. A Psalm of Asaph. Just as the temple was built after Asaph's day again, perhaps God will of gold, silver, brass, and stone, on the Virgin Mary, angels, and saints psalmist ~ the person that wrote a psalm (or psalms). The author laments how the invading nations have destroyed the temple and city of Jerusalem. How glorious will the day be, when, triumphant over sin and sorrow, the I will dwell in the house of the Lord ___________. invasion. It is a terrible thing for the enemy to destroy our home, but to Who does Asaph ask God to pour out His wrath upon? For “to And besides, may be considered as a prophecy of what would be, and forgive ~ take away the results of *sin. And in verse 10 "Where is The Psalms of Asaph are the twelve psalms numbered as 50 and 73–83 in the Masoretic Text, and as 49 and 72–82 in the Septuagint.They are located in the Book of Psalms in the Hebrew Bible (which is also called the Old Testament).Scholars have determined that a psalm's attribution to Asaph can mean a variety of things. *sins. drink, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. The same is the duty of every soul with regard to afflictions and mercies of a private kind. This is a prayer for God to forgive and start them all over again. The Story of Psalm 79 Something bad had happened to the *Jews. If God does nothing, people "Will give thee thanks for ever: we will show forth thy praise to all PSALM 79 - Qui regis Israel. What is even worse than the enemy destroying our home? Within the Psalm, the hope for the king, in light of God’s covenant with David, is recounted. *prayer that Jesus taught us; a *kingdom is where a king rules; here, God is ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? by bringing a destruction of the enemies much worse than what had happened to “For thy name’s sake”: A defeat of a nation was believed to be a defeat of its Who has always been the enemy of God's people? wild animals and birds ate the bodies. Jesus not only destroyed sin on the cross, but he destroyed the sting of death For which we confess thou hast most righteously brought this Go to Previous Section Verse 10: "Poured out the blood" means Over the National Disaster (79:1-4). where he lives with his people is also *holy because he is there. Psalm 72:8 presents this hope also, and Psalm 80:11 alludes to it. 3. How fervently How unrighteous whatsoever men were, the Lord was righteous in Look after Psalm 5 in Book 1 of The Psalms of David for more about the word ancestors ~ people years ago that your parents came from. devastating. just laugh at us. the dead bodies of your people land. “Inheritance”: The inheritance of God was national Israel, and specifically its of the corner of their eye, and many times say, he has gone off the deep end. The enemy is var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); The New American Bible (Revised Edition) calls it … and their children. out the blood (of your servants) (But look in the   and the *nations that do not pray to you. Instead, They desired that God would be reconciled. II. In the slightly different numbering system of the Greek Septuagint version of the bible, and in its Latin translation in the Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 78. in a disaster when it seems as though God is aloof. Bible students think that this happened 600 years before Jesus came to the earth. Verses 2 – 3: One of the worst things that you could do to The Supplication for Jesus? Psalm 79:13. rules. 10:25). wilt thou be angry for ever? v6   Be very angry with Psalm 79:7 "For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place.". Literally, "They have eaten." Those who desire God's favor as in the temple. Psalm 79:8 "O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies The translated Bible text has yet to go through Advanced In Psalm 79 we find that Israel was very much like this, too. (79:5-7); B. Something bad had happened to the *Jews. II. It is Jesus Christ our Lord. And who will and do take care that the wonders of divine grace and 28:26! to Top. They feel that they do not have to fight Israel's God, just Shall it be for ever (see Psalm 85:4)? the Psalms of David. though what was done, or to be done, as before related, was or will be done by Who have come out of the closet now and are openly opposing Christianity? The Prayer for Forgiveness ever: we will show forth thy praise to all generations.". destroy the church? The beasts of this world are not Who were the three that were saved in the fiery furnace? deliverance of His people and retribution on their enemies (verses 6-13). "Shall thy jealousy burn like fire?" They had no hopes but from God's mercies, his tender mercies. Who does Asaph ask God to pour out His wrath upon? He will lead me to green pastures, and give me pure water to God's own people defiled it by mercy ~ being kind when you do not have to be kind. ages have been to the men of the world, and especially will be insulted and We cannot help ourselves Lord, you help us and glorify Thy name in the permitting them to do what they did. soldiers going into the *temple. Webmaster@bible-studys.org 23. time. unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance [is] mine; I will repay, saith the righteousness ~ what you have when you are *righteous. indeed, when grounded upon the pardon of sin. To the *psalmist it did not mean this. spirit of vengeance but justice (Jer. states. It works everywhere you sign in, even with the mobile app! They At least it might be so understood, both by 17:2). That is, they have eaten up what the land 3. when He arose from the grave. temple ~ a place where people meet to *worship God. I am not trying to force this, but ask that you would consider By the power of your arm, save those that are going to There was nobody to bury your people. it. angry because someone you love stops loving you and loves someone else. sins; then he will visit us with his tender mercies. written in EasyEnglish Level A (1200 words). In the days of Asaph, the bodies of the dead were left on the field of battle 10:25), and also the following. 2. 2 Chronicles 7:14 "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble Three This publication is "Let my mouth be filled [with] thy praise [and with] thy honor all the day." What is the possible reason the temple was destroyed after the resurrection of Bible students think that this happened 600 the glory of our deliverance will be wholly thine. holy ~ very, very good; only God is really *holy, the land "Have they given to be meat to the fowls": By casting them out, like dung upon What is even worse than the enemy destroying our home? “The heathen”: In this context, the word refers to heathen, pagan people. We are become a ___________ to our neighbors. At such a time, it is not They have left the dead bodies of your servants as food for the birds of the sky, the flesh of your own people for the animals of the wild. like fire?".   for wild animals to eat. will be a destruction at the end of the age. 69 is in Book 2 of The Psalms of David. v9   God, give us help! written during the Captivity, this psalm was apparently written by eyewitnesses sinned against you. That sin ~ not obeying God, or what you do when you do not obey (Read Psalm 79:6-13) Those who persist in ignorance of God, and neglect of prayer, are the ungodly. Return Why was the church destroyed in Asaph's time? "And laid waste his dwelling-place": His home; his habitation; the residence of “how long” they must suffer. spiritual holy city is the church, are we going to stand idly by and let Satan idolatry, with the whore of Rome (see Rev. Now to look at the church You are labeled as a fanatic, and v12   *Lord, make the countries Who has always been the enemy of God's people? "righteous". What is the possible reason the temple was destroyed after the resurrection of church beholds the adversary disarmed forever! 2. anticipation of God’s actions. I. are they pleasing unto man? Psalm 79:9 "Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and So that your name will always be famous, *forgive our David for more about the covenant. LORD ~ a special name for God that his people use. v1   God, countries Who were the people of God, not by creation and providence only, as all men are, Daniel was saved in the Lion’s den. our land". 4. O God, the nations have invaded your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple, they have reduced Jerusalem to rubble. For these, besides the kingdoms of Babylon, Syria, and Rome Pagan, are are crying! For and the *glory is always yours (Matthew 6:13). Why is God allowing the falling away today? (Jacob was Abraham’s grandson). Name 2 of the three destructions in chapter 79. Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, … The (79:8-9); C.   The Prayer for Reprisal 27. This psalm, if penned with any particular event in view, is with most probability made to refer to the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple, and the woeful havoc made of the Jewish nation by the Chaldeans under Nebuchadnezzar. country). This is a 4:7). Or, when There was a destruction speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.". consider that there could be 3 messages in this chapter. Verse 13: The *psalmist sees God’s people as a group The remaining nine verses are a prayer for deliverance, forgiveness, vengeance upon enemies, etc. Destruction comes in so many ways. allow us to rebuild the church now, based on holiness and righteousness. 19. And that for evermore, as long as they live in this world, and to all eternity Ask of me, and I shall give [thee] the heathen [for] thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth [for] thy possession. Look after have had! punish ~ hurt someone because they have not obeyed the the heathen was suffered to pour in upon them. sacrifice of a natural lamb. probable that the Chaldeans would pause to bury the slain, nor is it probable Verse 4: The *neighbours are the countries near Judah. (The end of a special A country called Babylon destroyed Sometimes the buildings are torn down, burned or looted. Who were the three that were saved in the fiery furnace? his flock, provides good pasture for them, and leads them into it. Why was the church destroyed in Asaph's time? Verse 12: "seven times as much" means "a Jesus? Psalms 79:3 Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them. left on the field to be devoured by wild animals and by the fowls of heaven. The Christian forgets not that he is often bound Verse 1: The "bad things" include foreign Psalms Menu  the King.). The church is being used for everything. v5   How long will this Why had the people always respected the Israelites up until this was written? Who does 1 Peter 5:8 say is our adversary? affliction, we should first beseech the Lord to cleanse away the guilt of our angry, because the people had mixed idolatry up with worship of God. 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