O GOD, the 1 nations have come into a Your inheritance;
Your holy temple they have defiled;
b They have laid Jerusalem 2 in heaps. 2 c The dead bodies of Your servants
They have given as food for the birds of the heavens,
The flesh of Your saints to the beasts of the earth. 3 Their blood they have shed like water all around Jerusalem,
And there was no one to bury them. 4 We have become a reproach to our d neighbors,
A scorn and derision to those who are around us.
e How long, LORD?
Will You be angry forever?
Will Your f jealousy burn like fire? 6 g Pour out Your wrath on the 3 nations that h do not know You,
And on the kingdoms that i do not call on Your name. 7 For they have devoured Jacob,
And laid waste his dwelling place.
j Oh, do not remember 4 former iniquities against us!
Let Your tender mercies come speedily to meet us,
For we have been brought very low. 9 Help us, O God of our salvation,
For the glory of Your name;
And deliver us, and provide atonement for our sins,
k For Your name's sake! 10 l Why should the 5 nations say,
"Where is their God?"
Let there be known among the nations in our sight
The avenging of the blood of Your servants which has been shed.
Let m the groaning of the prisoner come before You;
According to the greatness of Your 6 power
Preserve those who are appointed to die; 12 And return to our neighbors n sevenfold into their bosom
o Their reproach with which they have reproached You, O Lord. 13 So p we, Your people and sheep of Your pasture,
Will give You thanks forever;
q We will show forth Your praise to all generations.