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

in wilderness.

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

thy Name.

19 Give not the soul of thy turtle dove unto the

beast, and forget not the Congregation of thy poor

forever.

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

continually.

 

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