|Maschil of Asaph.
|1||O God, why hast thou
cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the
of thy pasture?
||O God, why|
congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of
inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein
thou hast dwelt.
|3||Lift up thy feet unto
the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy hath
wickedly in the sanctuary.
|4||Thine enemies roar in
the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for
|5||A man was
famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.
|6||But now they break
down the carved work thereof at once with axes and hammers.
|7||They have cast fire
into thy sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the
place of thy name to the ground.
|8||They said in their
hearts, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all the
synagogues of God in the land.
|9||We see not our signs:
there is no more any prophet: neither is there
among us any
that knoweth how long.
|10||O God, how long
shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for
|11||Why withdrawest thou
thy hand, even thy right hand? pluck it out of thy bosom.
|12||For God is my
King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.
||my King of old|
|13||Thou didst divide
the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the
||divide the sea dragons in the waters|
|14||Thou brakest the
heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat
the people inhabiting the wilderness.
||meat to the people|
|15||Thou didst cleave
the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up mighty rivers.
||cleave the fountain mighty rivers|
|16||The day is
thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light
||the light and the sun|
|17||Thou hast set all
the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.
||borders of the earth|
that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that
people have blasphemed thy name.
|19||O deliver not the
soul of thy turtledove unto the multitude of the wicked: forget
the congregation of thy poor for ever.
|20||Have respect unto
the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the
|21||O let not the
oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.
|22||Arise, O God, plead
thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily.
|23||Forget not the voice
of thine enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against thee
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