A †Maskil of Asaph.
1 O God, why have You arejected us forever?
2 Remember Your congregation, which You have apurchased of old,
And this Mount dZion, where You have dwelt.
The enemy bhas damaged everything within the sanctuary.
4 Your adversaries have aroared in the midst of Your meeting place;
They smash with hatchet and 2hammers.
They have bdefiled the dwelling place of Your name.
They have burned all the meeting places of God in the land.
9 We do not see our asigns;
There is bno longer any prophet,
Nor is there any among us who knows chow long.
10 How long, O God, will the adversary arevile,
And the enemy bspurn Your name forever?
11 Why ado You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand?
From within Your bosom, bdestroy them!
12 Yet God is amy king from of old,
Who works deeds of deliverance in the midst of the earth.
And a bfoolish people has spurned Your name.
19 Do not deliver the soul of Your aturtledove to the wild beast;
bDo not forget the life of Your afflicted forever.
20 Consider the acovenant;
For the bdark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.
21 Let not the aoppressed return dishonored;
Let the bafflicted and needy praise Your name.
22 Arise, O God, and aplead Your own cause;
23 Do not forget the voice of Your aadversaries,
The buproar of those who rise against You which ascends continually.
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