1 A Psalm of Asaph. O God, the nations have come into Your inheritance; they have defiled Your holy temple; they have laid Jerusalem in heaps.
2 They have given the dead bodies of Your servants [as] food for the birds of the heavens, the flesh of Your saints to the beasts of the earth.
3 They have shed their blood like water round about Jerusalem, and none to bury.
4 We have become a shame to our neighbors, a scorn and mockery to those who are around us.
5 How long, O LORD? Will You be angry forever? Shall Your jealousy burn like fire?
6 Pour out Your wrath on the nations who have not known You, and on the kingdoms who have not called on Your name.
7 For [they have] eaten up Jacob, and wasted his dwelling-place.
8 O do not remember against us our former sins; let Your tender mercies meet us quickly; for we are brought very low.
9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name; and deliver us, and atone for our sins, for Your name's sake.
10 Why should the nations say, Where [is] their God? Let Him be known among the nations before our eyes [by] the revenging of the blood of Your servants [which is] shed.
11 Let the groaning of the prisoner come before You; according to the greatness of Your power, leave a remnant of those who are to die,
12 and give to our neighbors their curse sevenfold into their bosom, the curse with which they have cursed You, O Lord.
13 Then we, Your people and sheep of Your pasture, will give You thanks forever; we will show forth Your praise to all generations.