4 Those who were against you shouted in your meeting place and raised their flags there.
5 They came with axes raised as if to cut down a forest of trees.
6 They smashed the carved panels with their axes and hatchets.
7 They burned your Temple to the ground; they have made the place where you live unclean.
8 They thought, "We will completely crush them!" They burned every place where God was worshiped in the land.
9 We do not see any signs. There are no more prophets, and no one knows how long this will last.
10 God, how much longer will the enemy make fun of you? Will they insult you forever?
11 Why do you hold back your power? Bring your power out in the open and destroy them!
12 God, you have been our king for a long time. You bring salvation to the earth.
13 You split open the sea by your power and broke the heads of the sea monster.
14 You smashed the heads of the monster Leviathan and gave him to the desert creatures as food.