When God heard1 them, he was very angry;2 he rejected Israel3 completely.
He abandoned the tabernacle of Shiloh,4 the tent he had set up among men.561
He sent [the ark of] his might6 into captivity,7 his splendor into the hands of the enemy.
He gave his people over to the sword;8 he was very angry with his inheritance.963
Fire consumed10 their young men, and their maidens had no wedding songs;1164
their priests were put to the sword,12 and their widows could not weep.
Then the Lord awoke as from sleep,13 as a man wakes from the stupor of wine.
He beat back his enemies; he put them to everlasting shame.1467
Then he rejected the tents of Joseph, he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim;1568
but he chose the tribe of Judah,16 Mount Zion,17 which he loved.
He built his sanctuary18 like the heights, like the earth that he established forever.