God, why have you rejected us forever? Why does your anger smolder against the sheep of your pasture? Remember your congregation, mountain of Zion, and all the evil the enemy has done in the sanctuary. They have roared in the holy sanctuary, set up their standards as signs of victory. They brutally swung their axes against the holy place.
They have destroyed it with the hatchet and hammer. They have set fires everywhere in the cities of God. But God is my king; he has divided the sea. He has broken the heads of the sea monsters in the waters, and broke the heads of the Leviathan in pieces (Leviathan = sea monster). Springs and streams you have dried up. You have made: day and night, sun and moon, summer and winter. Don't deliver the soul of your dove to wild beasts. Let the poor and needy praise your name against the cry of your adversary.