Psalm 79:1-9 and Baruch 1:15-22
1 A Psalm of Asaph. O God, the Gentiles have entered into your inheritance; they have polluted your holy temple. They have set Jerusalem as a place to tend fruit trees.
2 They have placed the dead bodies of your servants as food for the birds of the sky, the flesh of your saints for the beasts of the earth.
3 They have poured out their blood like water all around Jerusalem, and there was no one who would bury them.
4 We have become a disgrace to our neighbors, an object of ridicule and mockery to those who are around us.
5 How long, O Lord? Will you be angry until the end? Will your zeal be kindled like a fire?
6 Pour out your wrath among the Gentiles, who have not known you, and upon the kingdoms that have not invoked your name.
7 For they have devoured Jacob, and they have desolated his place.
8 Do not remember our iniquities of the past. May your mercies quickly intercept us, for we have become exceedingly poor.
9 Help us, O God, our Savior. And free us, Lord, for the glory of your name. And forgive us our sins for the sake of your name.
15 And you will say, 'To the Lord our God is justice, but to us is confusion of our face, just as it is this day for all of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
16 even for our kings, and our leaders, and our priests, and our prophets, and our fathers.
17 We have sinned before the Lord our God and we have not believed, lacking confidence in him.
18 And we have not been submissive to him, and we have not listened to the voice of the Lord our God, so as to walk in his commandments, which he has given to us.
19 From the day that he led our fathers out of the land of Egypt, even to this day, we were unfaithful to the Lord our God, and, having been scattered, we fell away. We did not listen to his voice.
20 And we joined ourselves to many evils and to the curses which the Lord established through Moses, his servant, who led our fathers out of the land of Egypt, to give us a land flowing with milk and honey, just as it is in the present day.
21 And we have not listened to the voice of the Lord our God, according to all the words of the prophets whom he sent to us.
22 And we have gone astray, each one after the inclinations of his own malignant heart, serving strange gods and doing evil before the eyes of the Lord our God.
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