O God, why have You 1rejected us forever? Why does Your anger2smoke against the 3sheep of Your apasture?
2Remember Your congregation, which You have 4purchased of old, Which You have 5redeemed to be the 6tribe of Your inheritance; And thisMount7Zion, where You have dwelt.
3bTurn Your footsteps toward the 8perpetualruins; The enemy9has damagedeverything within the sanctuary.
Your adversaries have 10roared in the midst of Your meetingplace; They have set up their 11own cstandards12for signs.
It seems as if one had lifted up His d13axe in a eforest of trees.
And nowfall its 14carvedwork They smash with hatchet and ghammers.
They have h15burned Your sanctuaryito the ground; They have 16defiled the dwellingplace of Your name.
They 17said in their heart, "Let us jcompletelyksubdue them." They have burnedall the meetingplaces of God in the land.
We do not see our 18signs; There is 19nolonger any prophet, Nor is there any among us who knows20howlong.
10Howlong , O God, will the adversary21revile, And the enemy22spurn Your nameforever?
11Why23do You withdraw Your hand, even Your righthand? From within Your bosom, 24destroy them!
Yet God is 25my king from of old, Who worksdeeds of deliverance in the midst of the earth.
13lYou 26divided the sea by Your strength; mYou 27broke the heads of the 28seamonstersnin the waters.
14oYou crushed the heads of p29Leviathan; qYou gave him as food for the rcreatures30of the wilderness.
15sYou 31brokeopensprings and torrents; tYou 32dried up ever-flowingstreams.
Yours is the day, Yours also is the night; uYou have 33prepared the vlight and the sun.
17wYou have 34establishedall the boundaries of the earth; xYou have ymade35summer and winter.
18Rememberthis, zO LORD, that the enemy has 36reviled, And a 37foolishpeople has spurned Your name.
Do not deliver the soul of Your 38turtledove to the wildbeast; 39Do not forget the life of Your afflictedforever.
20Consider the 40covenant; For the 41darkplaces of the land are full of the habitations of violence.
Let not the 42oppressedreturndishonored; Let the 43afflicted and needypraise Your name.
22Arise, O God, and 44plead Your own cause; Rememberaahow the 45foolishmanreproaches You allday long.
Do not forget the voice of Your 46adversaries, The 47uproar of those who rise against You which ascendscontinually.