O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine angersmoke against the sheep of thy pasture?2Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the roda of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed ; this mountZion, wherein thou hast dwelt .
Lift up thy feet unto the perpetualdesolations; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.4
Thine enemiesroar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs.5
A man was famous according as he had lifted upaxes upon the thicktrees.6
But now they break down the carved work thereof at once with axes and hammers.7
They have castbfire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the dwelling place of thy name to the ground.8
They said in their hearts, Let us destroyc them together: they have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land.9
We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.10
O God, how long shall the adversaryreproach ? shall the enemyblaspheme thy name for ever?11
Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand?pluck it out of thy bosom .
For God is my King of old,workingsalvation in the midst of the earth.13
Thou didst divided the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.14
Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.15
Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst upmightyerivers.16
The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.17
Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast madefsummer and winter.18Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached , O LORD, and that the foolishpeople have blasphemed thy name.19
O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the multitude of the wicked: forget not the congregation of thy poor for ever.20
Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.21
O let not the oppressedreturnashamed : let the poor and needypraise thy name.22Arise , O God,plead thine own cause:remember how the foolish manreproacheth thee daily.23Forget not the voice of thine enemies : the tumult of those that rise up against thee increasethgcontinually.