3 Those who lived long ago in your holy land
their works of sorcery and unholy rites,
5 their merciless slaughtera of children,
and their sacrificial feasting on human flesh and blood.
These initiates from the midst of a heathen cult,b
you willed to destroy by the hands of our ancestors,
might receive a worthy colony of the servantsc of God.
Meaning of Gk uncertain