It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan1 and gave him as food to the creatures of the desert.215
It was you who opened up springs3 and streams; you dried up4 the ever flowing rivers.
The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon.517
It was you who set all the boundaries6 of the earth; you made both summer and winter.718
Remember how the enemy has mocked you, O LORD, how foolish people8 have reviled your name.
Do not hand over the life of your dove9 to wild beasts; do not forget the lives of your afflicted10 people forever.
Have regard for your covenant,11 because haunts of violence fill the dark places12 of the land.
Do not let the oppressed13 retreat in disgrace; may the poor and needy14 praise your name.
Rise up,15 O God, and defend your cause; remember how fools16 mock you all day long.
Do not ignore the clamor17 of your adversaries,18 the uproar19 of your enemies,20 which rises continually.