Remember the people you purchased1 of old,2 the tribe of your inheritance,3 whom you redeemed4-- Mount Zion,5 where you dwelt.63
Turn your steps toward these everlasting ruins,7 all this destruction the enemy has brought on the sanctuary.
Your foes roared8 in the place where you met with us; they set up their standards9 as signs.
They behaved like men wielding axes to cut through a thicket of trees.106
They smashed all the carved11 paneling with their axes and hatchets.
They burned your sanctuary to the ground; they defiled12 the dwelling place13 of your Name.14