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Psalm 74

Psa. 74:1 KJV (With Strong’s)

maskiyl (Hebrew #4905)
instructive, i.e. a didactic poem
KJV usage: Maschil.
Pronounce: mas-keel'
Origin: from 7919
of Asaph
'Acaph (Hebrew #623)
collector; Asaph, the name of three Israelites, and of the family of the first
KJV usage: Asaph.
Pronounce: aw-sawf'
Origin: from 622
.>> O God
'elohiym (Hebrew #430)
gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative
KJV usage: angels, X exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty.
Pronounce: el-o-heem'
Origin: plural of 433
, why hast thou cast us off
zanach (Hebrew #2186)
a primitive root meaning to push aside, i.e. reject, forsake, fail
KJV usage: cast away (off), remove far away (off).
Pronounce: zaw-nakh'
for ever
netsach (Hebrew #5331)
or netsach {nay'-tsakh}; from 5329; properly, a goal, i.e. the bright object at a distance travelled towards; hence (figuratively), splendor, or (subjectively) truthfulness, or (objectively) confidence; but usually (adverbially), continually (i.e. to the most distant point of view); --alway(-s), constantly, end, (+ n-)ever(more), perpetual, strength, victory.
Pronounce: neh'-tsakh
? why doth thine anger
'aph (Hebrew #639)
properly, the nose or nostril; hence, the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire
KJV usage: anger(-gry), + before, countenance, face, + forebearing, forehead, + (long-)suffering, nose, nostril, snout, X worthy, wrath.
Pronounce: af
Origin: from 599
`ashan (Hebrew #6225)
to smoke, whether literal or figurative
KJV usage: be angry (be on a) smoke.
Pronounce: aw-shan'
Origin: a primitive root
against the sheep
tso'n (Hebrew #6629)
from an unused root meaning to migrate; a collective name for a flock (of sheep or goats); also figuratively (of men)
KJV usage: (small) cattle, flock (+ -s), lamb (+ -s), sheep((-cote, -fold, -shearer, -herds)).
Pronounce: tsone
Origin: or tsaown (Psalm 144:13) {tseh-one'}
of thy pasture
mir`iyth (Hebrew #4830)
pasturage; concretely, a flock
KJV usage: flock, pasture.
Pronounce: meer-eeth'
Origin: from 7462 in the sense of feeding
or, A Psalm for Asaph to give instruction.

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1-9:  The prophet complains of the desolation of the sanctuary.
10-17:  He moves God to help in consideration of his power;
18-23:  of his reproachful enemies, of his children, and of his covenant.
A.M. 3416.
B.C. 588.
Maschil of Asaph.
or, APsalm for Asaph to give instruction.
O God.
Psa. 10:1• 1Why standest thou afar off, O Lord? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble? (Psa. 10:1)
Psa. 42:9,11• 9I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
11Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
(Psa. 42:9,11)
Psa. 44:9• 9But thou hast cast off, and put us to shame; and goest not forth with our armies. (Psa. 44:9)
Psa. 60:1,10• 1<<To the chief Musician upon Shushan-eduth, Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, when Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the valley of salt twelve thousand.>> O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.
10Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst cast us off? and thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies?
(Psa. 60:1,10)
Psa. 77:7• 7Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favorable no more? (Psa. 77:7)
Jer. 31:37• 37Thus saith the Lord; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the Lord. (Jer. 31:37)
Jer. 33:24‑26• 24Considerest thou not what this people have spoken, saying, The two families which the Lord hath chosen, he hath even cast them off? thus they have despised my people, that they should be no more a nation before them.
25Thus saith the Lord; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth;
26Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.
(Jer. 33:24‑26)
Rom. 11:1‑2• 1I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
2God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,
(Rom. 11:1‑2)
the sheep.
Psa. 79:13• 13So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will show forth thy praise to all generations. (Psa. 79:13)
Psa. 95:7• 7For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice, (Psa. 95:7)
Psa. 100:3• 3Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. (Psa. 100:3)
Jer. 23:1• 1Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the Lord. (Jer. 23:1)
Ezek. 34:8,31• 8As I live, saith the Lord God, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock;
31And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord God.
(Ezek. 34:8,31)
Luke 12:32• 32Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:32)
John 10:26‑30• 26But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
27My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
30I and my Father are one.
(John 10:26‑30)
 Book 3, Series 1. First part of the Indignation. (“The Placement of the Psalms in Prophecy” by B. Anstey)
 {v.1-2} They recognize that they are suffering under the governmental anger of God; but they plead that, however much they may have failed, they are the sheep of His pasture, they are God’s assembly, they are God’s portion in the earth. (Psalms 74 by H. Smith)
 Still feeling cast off the remnant take account of the destruction caused by the invading armies of the King of the North. They see the temple destroyed and burned with fire (vs. 1-11). (Book 3. by B. Anstey)

J. N. Darby Translation

An instruction: of Asaph. Why, O God, hast thou cast off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?