Rise up God (Ps 74:20-74:23)

“Have regard for your covenant!

The dark places of the land

Are full of the haunts of violence.

Let not the downtrodden be put to shame!

Let the poor and the needy praise your name!

Rise up!

O God!

Plead your cause!

Remember how the impious scoff at you all day long!

Do not forget the clamor of your foes!

Do not forget the uproar of our adversaries

That goes up continually!”

This psalm concludes with a call to God to rise up and help them. The psalmist reminded God about his covenant. There was violence in the land. The downtrodden, the poor, and the needy should not be put to shame. He wanted God to remember how the non-pious people scoffed at his name. Their adversaries were continually clamoring against God.

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