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Psalms 79:1

    Psalms 79:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    O God, the heathen are come into your inheritance; your holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    O God, the nations are come into thine inheritance; Thy holy temple have they defiled; They have laid Jerusalem in heaps.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    <A Psalm. Of Asaph.> O God, the nations have come into your heritage; they have made your holy Temple unclean; they have made Jerusalem a mass of broken walls.

    Webster's Revision

    O God, the nations are come into thine inheritance; Thy holy temple have they defiled; They have laid Jerusalem in heaps.

    World English Bible

    God, the nations have come into your inheritance. They have defiled your holy temple. They have laid Jerusalem in heaps.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A Psalm of Asaph. O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.

    Definitions for Psalms 79:1

    Heathen - People; nations; non-Jews.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 79:1

    The heathen are come into thine inheritance - Thou didst cast them out, and take thy people in; they have cast us out, and now taken possession of the land that belongs to thee. They have defiled the temple, and reduced Jerusalem to a heap of ruins; and made a general slaughter of thy people.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 79:1

    O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance - The nations; a foreign people. See Psalm 2:1, note; Psalm 2:8; note; Psalm 78:55, note. The term is one that would be applicable to the Chaldeans, or Babylonians, and the probable allusion here is to their invasion of the holy land under Nebuchadnezzar. 2 Chronicles 36:17-21.

    Thy holy temple have they defiled - They have polluted it. By entering it; by removing the sacred furniture; by cutting down the carved work; by making it desolate. See 2 Chronicles 36:17-18. Compare the notes at Psalm 74:5-7.

    They have laid Jerusalem on heaps - See 2 Chronicles 36:19 : "And they burnt the house of God, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels thereof."