He abandoned the tabernacle of Shiloh,1 the tent he had set up among men.261
He sent [the ark of] his might3 into captivity,4 his splendor into the hands of the enemy.
He gave his people over to the sword;5 he was very angry with his inheritance.663
Fire consumed7 their young men, and their maidens had no wedding songs;864
their priests were put to the sword,9 and their widows could not weep.
Then the Lord awoke as from sleep,10 as a man wakes from the stupor of wine.
He beat back his enemies; he put them to everlasting shame.1167
Then he rejected the tents of Joseph, he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim;1268
but he chose the tribe of Judah,13 Mount Zion,14 which he loved.
He built his sanctuary15 like the heights, like the earth that he established forever.
He chose David16 his servant and took him from the sheep pens;