Turn your steps toward these everlasting ruins,1 all this destruction the enemy has brought on the sanctuary.
Your foes roared2 in the place where you met with us; they set up their standards3 as signs.
They behaved like men wielding axes to cut through a thicket of trees.46
They smashed all the carved5 paneling with their axes and hatchets.
They burned your sanctuary to the ground; they defiled6 the dwelling place7 of your Name.88
They said in their hearts, "We will crush9 them completely!" They burned10 every place where God was worshiped in the land.