Their priests fell by the sword, and their widows made no lamentation.
Then the Lord awoke as from sleep, like a strong man shouting because of wine.
And he put his adversaries to rout; he put them to everlasting shame.
He rejected the tent of Joseph, he did not choose the tribe of E'phraim;
but he chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion, which he loves.
He built his sanctuary like the high heavens, like the earth, which he has founded for ever.
He chose David his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds;
from tending the ewes that had young he brought him to be the shepherd of Jacob his people, of Israel his inheritance.
With upright heart he tended them, and guided them with skilful hand.