Joshua 7:9

9For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land will hear of it and will surround us and a  cut off our name from the earth. And what will you do for your great name?”

Nehemiah 1:3-4

3And they said to me, “The remnant there in the province who had survived the exile is in great trouble and b  shame. c  The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, d  and its gates are destroyed by fire.”

Nehemiah’s Prayer

4As soon as I heard these words I e  sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the f  God of heaven.

Psalms 26:8

8 O  Lord, I g  love the habitation of your house
and the place where your glory dwells.

Psalms 79:1-8

How Long, O  Lord?

A Psalm of h  Asaph.

1 O God, i  the nations have come into your j  inheritance;
they have defiled your k  holy temple;
they have l  laid Jerusalem in ruins.
2They have given m  the bodies of your servants
to the birds of the heavens for food,
the flesh of your n  faithful to o  the beasts of the earth.
3They have poured out their blood like water
all around Jerusalem,
and there was p  no one to bury them.
4We have become q  a taunt to our neighbors,
r  mocked and derided by those around us.
5 s  How long, O  Lord? Will you be angry t  forever?
Will your u  jealousy v  burn like fire?
6 w  Pour out your anger on the nations
that x  do not know you,
and on the kingdoms
that y  do not call upon your name!
7For they have devoured Jacob
and laid waste his habitation.
8 z  Do not remember against us aa  our former iniquities;
Or the iniquities of former generations

let your compassion come speedily to meet us,
for we are ac  brought very low.

Psalms 137:4-6

4 ad  How shall we sing the  Lord’s song
in a foreign land?
5If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
ae  let my right hand forget its skill!
6Let my af  tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,
if I do not remember you,
if I do not set Jerusalem
above my highest joy!
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