A Psalm of Asaph.
they have defiled your holy temple;
they have laid Jerusalem in ruins.
to the birds of the air for food,
the flesh of your faithful to the wild animals of the earth.
all around Jerusalem,
and there was no one to bury them.
mocked and derided by those around us.
Will your jealous wrath burn like fire?
that do not know you,
and on the kingdoms
that do not call on your name.
and laid waste his habitation.
let your compassion come speedily to meet us,
for we are brought very low.
for the glory of your name;
deliver us, and forgive our sins,
for your name’s sake.
“Where is their God?”
Let the avenging of the outpoured blood of your servants
be known among the nations before our eyes.
according to your great power preserve those doomed to die.
the taunts with which they taunted you, O Lord!
will give thanks to you forever;
from generation to generation we will recount your praise.
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