Maskhil of Asaph [Gatherer].
1O God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered], why have youi cast [us] off forever? [why] does youri anger smoke against the sheep of youri pasture?
2Remember youri congregation, [which] youi have purchased of old; the rod of youri inheritance, [which] youi have redeemed; this mount Tziyon [Parched Place], wherein youi have dwelt.
3Lift up youri feet unto the perpetual desolations; [even] all [that] the enemy has done wickedly in the sanctuary.
4Your2s enemies roar in the midst of youri congregations; they set up their ensigns [for] signs.
5 [A man] was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.
6But now they break down the carved work thereof at once with axes and hammers.
7They have cast fire into youri sanctuary, they have defiled [by casting down] the dwelling place of youri name to the ground.
8They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all the synagogues of God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] in the land.
9We see not our signs: [there is] no more any prophet: neither [is there] among us any that knows how long.
10O God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered], how long shall the adversary reproach (disgrace; shame)? shall the enemy blaspheme youri name forever?
11Why withdraw youi youri hand, even youri right hand? pluck [it] out of youri bosom.
12For God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] [is] my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.
13youi did divide the sea by youri strength: youi broke the heads of the dragons in the waters.
14youi broke the heads of leviathan in pieces, [and] gave him [to be] meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.
15youi did cleave (split open; cut open; divide) the fountain and the flood: youi dry up mighty rivers.
16The day [is] yoursi, the night also [is] yoursi: youi have prepared the light and the sun.
17youi have set all the borders of the earth: youi have made summer and winter.
18Remember this, [that] the enemy has reproached, O Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate], and [that] the foolish people have blasphemed youi name.
19O deliver not the soul of youri turtledove unto the multitude [of the wicked]: forget not the congregation of youri poor forever.
20Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.
21O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise youri name.
22Arise, O God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered], plead youri own cause: remember how the foolish man reproaches youi daily.
23Forget not the voice of youri enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against youi increases continually.