An Appeal against the Devastation of the Land by the Enemy.
A Maskil of Asaph.
1O God, why hast Thou rejected us forever?
2Remember Thy congregation, which Thou hast purchased of old,
3Turn Thy footsteps toward the perpetual ruins;
4Thine adversaries have roared in the midst of Thy meeting place;
5It seems as if one had lifted up
6And now all its carved work
7They have burned Thy sanctuary to the ground;
8They said in their heart, “Let us completely subdue them.”
9We do not see our signs;
10How long, O God, will the adversary revile,
11Why dost Thou withdraw Thy hand, even Thy right hand?
12Yet God is my king from of old,
13Thou didst divide the sea by Thy strength;
14Thou didst crush the heads of Leviathan;
15Thou didst break open springs and torrents;
16Thine is the day, Thine also is the night;
17Thou hast established all the boundaries of the earth;
18Remember this, O LORD, that the enemy has reviled;
19Do not deliver the soul of Thy turtledove to the wild beast;
20Consider the covenant;
21Let not the oppressed return dishonored;
22Do arise, O God, and plead Thine own cause;
23Do not forget the voice of Thine adversaries,