1 O God, the nations have invaded the land that belongs to you. They have dishonored defiled your holy temple. They have left Jerusalem in ruins.
2 They have given the dead bodies of your servants to the birds for food. They have given the flesh of your godly ones to the animals.
3 They have shed the blood of your people around Jerusalem as though it were water. There is no one to bury your people.
4 We have become a disgrace to our neighbors, an object of ridicule and contempt to those around us.
5 How long, O Jehovah? Will you remain angry forever? Will your fury zeal continue to burn like fire?
6 Pour your fury anger on the nations that do not know you, on the kingdoms that have not called you.
7 They have devoured Jacob. They have destroyed his home.
8 Do not hold the crimes of our ancestors against us. Reach out to us soon with your compassion, because we are helpless.
9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name. Rescue us, and provide atonement for our sins for the honor of your name.
10 Why should the nations be allowed to say: Where is their God? Let us watch as the nations learn that there is punishment for shedding the blood of your servants.
11 Let the groans of prisoners come into your presence. With your powerful arm according to the greatness of your power rescue those who are condemned to death.
12 Pay each one of our neighbors back with seven times the number of insults they used to insult you, O Jehovah.
13 Your people, the flock in your pasture, will thank you forever. We will praise you throughout all generations.