1 In Judah God is known; ♦︎
his name is great in Israel.
2 At Salem is his tabernacle, ♦︎
and his dwelling place in Zion.
3 There broke he the flashing arrows of the bow, ♦︎
the shield, the sword and the weapons of war.
4 In the light of splendour you appeared, ♦︎
glorious from the eternal mountains.
5 The boastful were plundered; they have slept their sleep; ♦︎
none of the warriors can lift their hand.
6 At your rebuke, O God of Jacob, ♦︎
both horse and chariot fell stunned.
7 Terrible are you in majesty: ♦︎
who can stand before your face when you are angry?
8 You caused your judgement to be heard from heaven; ♦︎
the earth trembled and was still,
9 When God arose to judgement, ♦︎
to save all the meek upon earth.
10 You crushed the wrath of the peoples ♦︎
and bridled the wrathful remnant.
11 Make a vow to the Lord your God and keep it; ♦︎
let all who are round about him bring gifts
to him that is worthy to be feared.
12 He breaks down the spirit of princes ♦︎
and strikes terror in the kings of the earth.
1 O God, the heathen have come into your heritage; ♦︎
your holy temple have they defiled
and made Jerusalem a heap of stones.
2 The dead bodies of your servants they have given
to be food for the birds of the air, ♦︎
and the flesh of your faithful to the beasts of the field.
3 Their blood have they shed like water
on every side of Jerusalem, ♦︎
and there was no one to bury them.
4 We have become the taunt of our neighbours, ♦︎
the scorn and derision of those that are round about us.
5 Lord, how long will you be angry, for ever? ♦︎
How long will your jealous fury blaze like fire?
6 Pour out your wrath upon the nations that have not known you, ♦︎
and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon your name.
7 For they have devoured Jacob ♦︎
and laid waste his dwelling place.
8 Remember not against us our former sins; ♦︎
let your compassion make haste to meet us,
for we are brought very low.
9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; ♦︎
deliver us, and wipe away our sins for your names sake.
10 Why should the heathen say, ♦︎
Where is now their God?
11 Let vengeance for your servants blood that is shed ♦︎
be known among the nations in our sight.
12 Let the sorrowful sighing of the prisoners come before you, ♦︎
and by your mighty arm
preserve those who are condemned to die.
13 May the taunts with which our neighbours taunted you, Lord, ♦︎
return sevenfold into their bosom.
14 But we that are your people and the sheep of your pasture
will give you thanks for ever, ♦︎
and tell of your praise from generation to generation.