· Old Testament 

The Book of Psalms

  Psalm 78  

78:1 A psalm for Asaph. O God, the heathens are come into thy inheritance, they have defiled thy holy temple: they have made Jerusalem as a place to keep fruit.

78:1 Psalmus Asaph Deus venerunt gentes in hereditatem tuam polluerunt templum sanctum tuum posuerunt Hierusalem in pomorum custodiam

78:2 They have given the dead bodies of thy servants to be meat for the fowls of the air: the flesh of thy saints for the beasts of the earth.

78:2 Posuerunt morticina servorum tuorum escas volatilibus caeli carnes sanctorum tuorum bestiis terrae

78:3 They have poured out their blood as water, round about Jerusalem and there was none to bury them.

78:3 Effuderunt sanguinem ipsorum tamquam aquam in circuitu Hierusalem et non erat qui sepeliret

78:4 We are become a reproach to our neighbours: a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.

78:4 Facti sumus obprobrium vicinis nostris subsannatio et inlusio his qui circum nos sunt

78:5 How long, O Lord, wilt thou be angry for ever: shall thy zeal be kindled like a fire?

78:5 Usquequo Domine irasceris in finem accendetur velut ignis zelus tuus

78:6 Pour out thy wrath upon the nations that have not known thee: and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.

78:6 Effunde iram tuam in gentes quae te non noverunt et in regna quae nomen tuum non invocaverunt

78:7 Because they have devoured Jacob; and have laid waste his place.

78:7 Quia comederunt Iacob et locum eius desolaverunt

78:8 Remember not our former iniquities: let thy mercies speedily prevent us, for we are become exceeding poor.

78:8 Ne memineris iniquitatum nostrarum antiquarum cito anticipent nos misericordiae tuae quia pauperes facti sumus nimis

78:9 Help us, O God, our saviour: and for the glory of thy name, O Lord, deliver us: and forgive us our sins for thy name's sake:

78:9 Adiuva nos Deus salutaris noster propter gloriam nominis tui Domine libera nos et propitius esto peccatis nostris propter nomen tuum

78:10 Lest they should say among the Gentiles: Where is their God? And let him be made known among the nations before our eyes, By the revenging the blood of thy servants, which hath been shed:

78:10 Ne forte dicant in gentibus ubi est Deus eorum et innotescat in nationibus coram oculis nostris ultio sanguinis servorum tuorum qui effusus est

78:11 let the sighing of the prisoners come in before thee. According to the greatness of thy arm, take possession of the children of them that have been put to death.

78:11 Introeat in conspectu tuo gemitus conpeditorum secundum magnitudinem brachii tui posside filios mortificatorum

78:12 And render to our neighbours sevenfold in their bosom: the reproach wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.

78:12 Et redde vicinis nostris sep tuplum in sinu eorum inproperium ipsorum quod exprobraverunt tibi Domine

78:13 But we thy people, and the sheep of thy pasture, will give thanks to thee for ever. We will shew forth thy praise, unto generation and generation.

78:13 Nos autem populus tuus et oves pascuae tuae confitebimur tibi in saeculum in generationem et generationem adnuntiabimus laudem tuam