1 O God, the nations have come into your inheritance;*
they have defiled your holy temple, and made Jerusalem a heap of stones.
2 The dead bodies of your servants have they given to be meat for the birds of the air,*
and the flesh of your saints to the beasts of the land.
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 a reproach to our enemies,*
an object of scorn and derision to those who are round about us.
5 O Lord, how long will you be angry?*
Shall your jealousy burn like fire for ever?
6 Pour out your indignation 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 O remember not our past sins, but have mercy on us speedily,*
for we have come to great misery.
9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your Name;*
O deliver us and forgive our sins for your Name's sake.
10 Why do the nations say,*
"Where now is their God?"
11 O let the vengeance of your servants' blood that is shed*
be known in our sight among the nations.
12 O let the sorrowful sighing of the prisoners come before you;*
according to the greatness of your power, preserve those who are condemned to die.
13 As for the blasphemy by which our neighbors have blasphemed you,*
repay them, O Lord, seven-fold into their bosoms.
14 So we, who are your people and the sheep of your pasture, shall give you thanks for ever,*
and will always be showing forth your praise from generation to generation.
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