Maschil 7919 56 of Asaph.
O God, why hast thou cast [us] off1 for ever? [why] doth thine anger smoke4 against the sheep of thy pasture?
Remember3 thy congregation, [which] thou hast purchased1 of old; the rod of thine inheritance, [which] thou hast redeemed;1 this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.1
Lift up54 thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; [even] all [that] the enemy6 hath done wickedly52 in the sanctuary.
Thine enemies6 roar1 in the midst of thy congregations; they set up1 their ensigns [for] signs.
[A man] was famous11 according as he had lifted56 up axes upon the thick trees.
But now they break down4 the carved work thereof at once with axes and hammers.
They have cast14 fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled14 [by casting down] the dwelling place of thy name to the ground.
They said1 in their hearts, Let us destroy4 them together: they have burned up1 all the synagogues of God in the land.
We see1 not our signs: [there is] no more any prophet: neither [is there] among us any that knoweth6 how long.
O God, how long shall the adversary reproach?17 shall the enemy6 blaspheme17 thy name for ever?
Why withdrawest55 thou thy hand, even thy right hand? pluck16 [it] out of thy bosom. 2436
For God [is] my King of old, working6 salvation in the midst of the earth.
Thou didst divide22 the sea by thy strength: thou brakest14 the heads of the dragons in the waters.
Thou brakest14 the heads of leviathan in pieces, [and] gavest4 him [to be] meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.
Thou didst cleave1 the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up52 mighty rivers.
The day [is] thine, the night also [is] thine: thou hast prepared52 the light and the sun.
Thou hast set52 all the borders of the earth: thou hast made1 summer and winter.
Remember3 this, [that] the enemy6 hath reproached,14 O LORD, and [that] the foolish people have blasphemed14 thy name.
O deliver4 not the soul of thy turtledove unto the multitude [of the wicked]: forget4 not the congregation of thy poor for ever.
Have respect54 unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full1 of the habitations of cruelty.
O let not the oppressed return4 ashamed:12 let the poor and needy praise17 thy name.
Arise,3 O God, plead3 thine own cause: remember3 how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily.
Forget4 not the voice of thine enemies:6 the tumult of those that rise up5 against thee increaseth6 continually.