Your foes roared1 in the place where you met with us; they set up their standards2 as signs.
They behaved like men wielding axes to cut through a thicket of trees.36
They smashed all the carved4 paneling with their axes and hatchets.
They burned your sanctuary to the ground; they defiled5 the dwelling place6 of your Name.78
They said in their hearts, "We will crush8 them completely!" They burned9 every place where God was worshiped in the land.
We are given no miraculous signs;10 no prophets11 are left, and none of us knows how long this will be.
How long12 will the enemy mock13 you, O God? Will the foe revile14 your name forever?
Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand?15 Take it from the folds of your garment16 and destroy them!
But you, O God, are my king17 from of old; you bring salvation18 upon the earth.
It was you who split open the sea19 by your power; you broke the heads of the monster20 in the waters.
It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan21 and gave him as food to the creatures of the desert.22