74 O God, why do you scast us off forever?
Remember Mount Zion, zwhere you have dwelt.
3 Direct your steps to athe perpetual ruins;
4 Your foes have broared in the midst of your meeting place;
5 They were like those who swing faxes
in a forest of trees.2
6 And all its gcarved wood
7 They hset your sanctuary on fire;
8 They ksaid to themselves, “We will utterly subdue them”;
9 We do not see our lsigns;
mthere is no longer any prophet,
10 How long, O God, nis the foe to scoff?
11 Why odo you hold back your hand, your right hand?
Take it from the fold of your garment3 and destroy them!
12 Yet pGod my King is from of old,
13 You qdivided the sea by your might;
14 You crushed the heads of tLeviathan;
15 You usplit open springs and brooks;
you vdried up ever-flowing streams.
you have established wthe heavenly lights and the sun.
17 You have xfixed all the boundaries of the earth;
you have made ysummer and winter.
18 zRemember this, O Lord, how the enemy scoffs,
and aa foolish people reviles your name.
19 Do not deliver the soul of your bdove to the wild beasts;
cdo not forget the life of your poor forever.
20 Have regard for dthe covenant,
for ethe dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.
let hthe poor and needy praise your name.
22 Arise, O God, idefend your cause;
jremember how the foolish scoff at you all the day!
kthe uproar of those who rise against you, which goes up continually!