A Maskil of Asaph.
Why does your anger smoke against the sheep of your pasture?
which you redeemed to be the tribe of your heritage.
Remember Mount Zion, where you came to dwell.
the enemy has destroyed everything in the sanctuary.
they set up their emblems there.
the wooden trellis with axes.a
they smashed all its carved work.
they desecrated the dwelling place of your name,
bringing it to the ground.
they burned all the meeting places of God in the land.
there is no longer any prophet,
and there is no one among us who knows how long.
Is the enemy to revile your name forever?
why do you keep your hand inb your bosom?
working salvation in the earth.
you broke the heads of the dragons in the waters.
you gave him as foodc for the creatures of the wilderness.
you dried up ever-flowing streams.
you established the luminariesd and the sun.
you made summer and winter.
and an impious people reviles your name.
do not forget the life of your poor forever.
20 Have regard for youre covenant,
for the dark places of the land are full of the haunts of violence.
let the poor and needy praise your name.
remember how the impious scoff at you all day long.
the uproar of your adversaries that goes up continually.
Cn Compare Gk Syr: Meaning of Heb uncertain
Cn: Heb do you consume your right hand from
Heb food for the people
Or moon; Heb light
Gk Syr: Heb the