Psalm 74 (Greek numbering: 73) is part of the Biblical Book of Psalms. A community lament, it expresses the pleas of the Jewish community in the Babylonian captivity. 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 73. It is attributed to Asaph.
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|Book||Book of Psalms|
|Hebrew Bible part||Ketuvim|
|Order in the Hebrew part||1|
|Christian Bible part||Old Testament|
|Order in the Christian part||19|
Verses 1–3 open this psalm by imploring God to recall God's people, and Mount Zion. The psalm continues in verses 4–11 by describing the destruction of the Temple by "the enemies of God". Verses 12–17 praise the might of God; the psalm ends (verses 18–23) by imploring the Lord to remember Israel and come to her aid.
Verse 1 portrays the image of the people of Israel as God's flock, "the sheep of your pasture".
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