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Psalms 79:10

    Psalms 79:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight by the revenging of the blood of thy servants which is shed.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why should the heathen say, Where is their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight by the revenging of the blood of your servants which is shed.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wherefore should the nations say, Where is their God? Let the avenging of the blood of thy servants which is shed Be known among the nations in our sight.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Why may the nations say, Where is their God? Let payment for the blood of your servants be made openly among the nations before our eyes.

    Webster's Revision

    Wherefore should the nations say, Where is their God? Let the avenging of the blood of thy servants which is shed Be known among the nations in our sight.

    World English Bible

    Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Let it be known among the nations, before our eyes, that vengeance for your servants' blood is being poured out.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God? let the revenging of the blood of thy servants which is shed be known among the heathen in our sight.

    Definitions for Psalms 79:10

    Heathen - People; nations; non-Jews.
    Let - To hinder or obstruct.
    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 79:10

    Where is their God? - Show where thou art by rising up for our redemption, and the infliction of deserved punishment upon our enemies.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 79:10

    Wherefore should the heathen say Where is their God? - The nations. Why should such a course of forbearance toward them be pursued as to lead them to ask the question whether God is able to punish them, or to come to the conclusion that he is not the God of those who profess to worship him. See Psalm 42:3, note; Psalm 42:10, note.

    Let him be known among the heathen - Let him so manifest himself among them that they cannot but see that he is God; that he is a just God; that he is the Friend and Protector of his people.

    In our sight - So that we may see it; or, so that it may be seen that he is our Friend and Protector.

    By the revenging of the blood of thy servants which is shed - Margin, vengeance. The true idea is, "Let the avenging of the blood of thy servants - the blood poured out, or shed, be known among the nations in our sight." The prayer is that God would so interpose that there could be no doubt that it was on account of the blood of his people which had been shed by their enemies. It is a prayer that just punishment might be executed - a prayer which may be offered at anytime.