Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand?1 Take it from the folds of your garment2 and destroy them!
But you, O God, are my king3 from of old; you bring salvation4 upon the earth.
It was you who split open the sea5 by your power; you broke the heads of the monster6 in the waters.
It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan7 and gave him as food to the creatures of the desert.815
It was you who opened up springs9 and streams; you dried up10 the ever flowing rivers.
The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon.1117
It was you who set all the boundaries12 of the earth; you made both summer and winter.1318
Remember how the enemy has mocked you, O LORD, how foolish people14 have reviled your name.
Do not hand over the life of your dove15 to wild beasts; do not forget the lives of your afflicted16 people forever.
Have regard for your covenant,17 because haunts of violence fill the dark places18 of the land.
Do not let the oppressed19 retreat in disgrace; may the poor and needy20 praise your name.