Psalms 74 (asv)
74:1O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever?
74:2Remember thy congregation, which thou hast gotten of old,
Which thou hast redeemed to be the tribe of thine inheritance;
And mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.
74:3Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual ruins,
74:4Thine adversaries have roared in the midst of thine assembly;
They have set up their ensigns for signs.
Axes upon a thicket of trees.
74:6And now all the carved work thereof
They break down with hatchet and hammers.
74:8They said in their heart, Let us make havoc of them altogether:
They have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land.
74:9We see not our signs:
There is no more any prophet;
Neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.
Shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?
Pluck it out of thy bosom and consume them.
Thou brakest the heads of the sea-monsters in the waters.
74:14Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces;
74:15Thou didst cleave fountain and flood:
Thou driedst up mighty rivers.
74:17Thou hast set all the borders of the earth:
Thou hast made summer and winter.
74:18Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O Jehovah,
74:19Oh deliver not the soul of thy turtle-dove unto the wild beast:
74:20Have respect unto the covenant;
For the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of violence.
74:21Oh let not the oppressed return ashamed:
74:22Arise, O God, plead thine own cause:
74:23Forget not the voice of thine adversaries:
The tumult of those that rise up against thee ascendeth continually.