Why does your anger smoke
against the sheep of your pasture?
that you purchased of old,
that you have redeemed to be the tribe of your inheritance;
Mount Zion, where you have resided.
an enemy has damaged everything in the sanctuary.
They have set up their own standards as signs.
in a thicket of the forest.
with hatchet and hammers.
They polluted the dwelling place of your name,
bringing it to the ground.
“Let us oppress them altogether!”
They have burned up all the meeting places of God in the land.
There is no longer any prophet,
nor is there among us any who knows for how long.
Will the enemy blaspheme your name forever?
Take it out of your pocket and consume them!
working salvation in the midst of the earth.
You broke the heads of the sea monsters in the waters.
You gave him as food to people and desert souls.
You dried up mighty rivers.
You have prepared the light and the sun.
You have made summer and winter.
Foolish people have blasphemed your name.
Do not forget the life of your poor forever.
for haunts of violence fill the dark places of the earth.
Let the poor and needy praise your name.
The tumult of those who rise up against you ascends continually.