They smashed all the carved1 paneling with their axes and hatchets.
They burned your sanctuary to the ground; they defiled2 the dwelling place3 of your Name.48
They said in their hearts, "We will crush5 them completely!" They burned6 every place where God was worshiped in the land.
We are given no miraculous signs;7 no prophets8 are left, and none of us knows how long this will be.
How long9 will the enemy mock10 you, O God? Will the foe revile11 your name forever?
Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand?12 Take it from the folds of your garment13 and destroy them!
But you, O God, are my king14 from of old; you bring salvation15 upon the earth.
It was you who split open the sea16 by your power; you broke the heads of the monster17 in the waters.
It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan18 and gave him as food to the creatures of the desert.1915
It was you who opened up springs20 and streams; you dried up21 the ever flowing rivers.
The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon.22