1 O God, why hast thou put us away
forever? why is thy wrath kindled against
the sheep of thy pasture?
2 Think upon the congregation, which thou
hast possessed of old, and on the rod of thine
inheritance, which thou hast redeemed, and
on this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.
3 Lift up thy strokes, that thou mayest forever
destroy every enemy that doeth evil to the Sanctuary.
4 Thine adversaries roar in the midst of thy
congregation, and set up their banners for signs.
5 He that lifted the axes upon the thick trees, was
renowned as one that brought a thing to perfection:
6 But now they break down the carved work
thereof with axes and hammers.
7 They have cast thy Sanctuary into the fire, and
razed it to the ground, and have defiled the dwelling
place of thy Name.
8 They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them
altogether: they have burnt all the Synagogues of
God in the land.
9 We see not our signs: there is not one Prophet
more, nor any with us that knoweth how long.
10 O God, how long shall the adversary reproach
thee? shall the enemy blaspheme thy Name forever?
11 Why withdrawest thou thine hand, even thy right
hand? draw it out of thy bosom, and consume them.
12 Even God is my king of old, working salvation
in the midst of the earth.
13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy power: thou
brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.
14 Thou brakest the head of Leviathan in
pieces, and gavest him to be meat for the people
15 Thou brakest up the fountain and river: thou
driest up mighty rivers.
16 The day is thine, and the night is thine: thou
hast prepared the light and the sun.
17 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou
hast made Summer and Winter.
18 Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached
the Lord, and the foolish people hath blasphemed
19 Give not the soul of thy turtle dove unto the
beast, and forget not the Congregation of thy poor
20 Consider thy covenant: for the dark places of
the earth are full of the habitations of the cruel.
21 O let not the oppressed return ashamed, but
let the poor and needy praise thy Name.
22 Arise, O God: maintain thy own cause: remember
thy daily reproach by the foolish man.
23 Forget not the voice of thine enemies: for the
tumult of them that rise against thee, ascendeth