1Why have You rejected [us] forever, God? Why does Your anger burn against the sheep of Your pasture? 2Remember Your congregation, which You purchased long ago and redeemed as the tribe for Your own possession. [Remember] Mount Zion where You dwell. 3Make Your way to the everlasting ruins, to all that the enemy has destroyed in the sanctuary. 4Your adversaries roared in the meeting place where You met with us. They set up their emblems as signs. 5It was like men in a thicket of trees, wielding axes, 6then smashing all the carvings with hatchets and picks. 7They set Your sanctuary on fire; they utterly desecrated the dwelling place of Your name. 8They said in their hearts, "Let us oppress them relentlessly." They burned down every place throughout the land where God met with us. 9We don't see any signs for us. There is no longer a prophet. And none of us knows how long this will last. 10God, how long will the foe mock? Will the enemy insult Your name forever? 11Why do You hold back Your hand? Stretch out Your right hand and destroy [them]! 12God my king is from ancient times, performing saving acts on the earth. 13You divided the sea with Your strength; You smashed the heads of the sea monsters in the waters; 14You crushed the heads of Leviathan; You fed him to the creatures of the desert. 15You opened up springs and streams; You dried up ever-flowing rivers. 16The day is Yours, also the night; You established the moon and the sun. 17You set all the boundaries of the earth; You made summer and winter. 18Remember this: the enemy has mocked the Lord, and a foolish people has insulted Your name. 19Do not give the life of Your dove to beasts; do not forget the lives of Your poor people forever. 20Consider the covenant, for the dark places of the land are full of violence. 21Do not let the oppressed turn away in shame; let the poor and needy praise Your name. 22Arise, God, defend Your cause! Remember the insults that fools bring against You all day long. 23Do not forget the clamor of Your adversaries, the tumult of Your opponents that goes up constantly.
1We give thanks to You, God; we give thanks to You, for Your name is near. People tell about Your wonderful works. 2"When I choose a time, I will judge fairly. 3When the earth and all its inhabitants shake, I am the One who steadies its pillars. Selah 4I say to the boastful, 'Do not boast,' and to the wicked, 'Do not lift up your horn. 5Do not lift up your horn against heaven or speak arrogantly.' " 6Exaltation does not come from the east, the west, or the desert, 7for God is the judge: He brings down one and exalts another. 8For there is a cup in the Lord's hand, full of wine blended with spices, and He pours from it. All the wicked of the earth will drink, draining it to the dregs. 9As for me, I will tell about Him forever; I will sing praise to the God of Jacob. 10"I will cut off all the horns of the wicked, but the horns of the righteous will be lifted up."
1God is known in Judah; His name is great in Israel. 2His tent is in Salem, His dwelling place in Zion. 3There He shatters the bow's flaming arrows, the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war. Selah 4You are resplendent and majestic [coming down] from the mountains of prey. 5The brave-hearted have been plundered; they have slipped into their [final] sleep. None of the warriors was able to lift a hand. 6At Your rebuke, God of Jacob, both chariot and horse lay still. 7And You-You are to be feared. When You are angry, who can stand before You? 8From heaven You pronounced judgment. The earth feared and grew quiet 9when God rose up to judge and to save all the lowly of the earth. Selah 10Even human wrath will praise You; You will clothe Yourself with their remaining wrath. 11Make and keep your vows to the Lord your God; let all who are around Him bring tribute to the awe-inspiring One. 12He humbles the spirit of leaders; He is feared by the kings of the earth.
1I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, and He will hear me. 2In my day of trouble I sought the Lord. My hands were lifted up all night long; I refused to be comforted. 3I think of God; I groan; I meditate; my spirit becomes weak. Selah 4You have kept me from closing my eyes; I am troubled and cannot speak. 5I consider days of old, years long past. 6At night I remember my music; I meditate in my heart, and my spirit ponders. 7"Will the Lord reject forever and never again show favor? 8Has His faithful love ceased forever? Is [His] promise at an end for all generations? 9Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has He in anger withheld His compassion?" Selah 10So I say, "It is my sorrow that the right hand of the Most High has changed." 11I will remember the Lord's works; yes, I will remember Your ancient wonders. 12I will reflect on all You have done and meditate on Your actions. 13God, Your way is holy. What god is great like God? 14You are the God who works wonders; You revealed Your strength among the peoples. 15With power You redeemed Your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph. Selah 16The waters saw You, God. The waters saw You; they trembled. Even the depths shook. 17The clouds poured down water. The storm clouds thundered; Your arrows flashed back and forth. 18The sound of Your thunder was in the whirlwind; lightning lit up the world. The earth shook and quaked. 19Your way went through the sea, and Your path through the great waters, but Your footprints were unseen. 20You led Your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.