From early on your Sanctuary was set high, a throne of glory, exalted!
O God, you're the hope of Israel. All who leave you end up as fools, Deserters with nothing to show for their lives, who walk off from God, fountain of living waters - and wind up dead!
God, pick up the pieces. Put me back together again. You are my praise!
Listen to how they talk about me: "So where's this 'Word of God'? We'd like to see something happen!"
But it wasn't my idea to call for Doomsday. I never wanted trouble. You know what I've said. It's all out in the open before you.
Don't add to my troubles. Give me some relief!
Let those who harass me be harassed, not me. Let them be disgraced, not me. Bring down upon them the day of doom. Lower the boom. Boom! Keep the Sabbath Day Holy
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)