O God, why do you 1cast us off forever? Why does your anger 2smoke against 3the sheep of your pasture?
4Remember your congregation, which you have 5purchased of old, which you have 6redeemed to be 7the tribe of your heritage! Remember Mount Zion, 8where you have dwelt.
Direct your steps to 9the perpetual ruins; the enemy has destroyed everything in the sanctuary!
Your foes have 10roared in the midst of your meeting place; 11they set up their 12own signs for 13signs.
They were like those who swing 14axes in a forest of trees.
And all its 15carved wood they broke down with hatchets and hammers.