Remember Mount Zion, where you have resided.+
The enemy has devastated everything in the holy place.+
They have set up their own banners as signs there.
5 They were like men wielding axes against a thick forest.
They profaned the tabernacle bearing your name, casting it to the ground.
8 They and their offspring have said in their hearts:
“All the meeting places of God* in the land must be burned.”
9 There are no signs for us to see;
There is no longer any prophet,
And no one among us knows how long this will last.
Will the enemy treat your name with disrespect forever?+
Draw it out of your bosom* and put an end to them.
You smashed the heads of the sea monsters in the waters.
You gave it as food to the people, to those inhabiting the deserts.
16 The day belongs to you, also the night.
Do not forget the life of your afflicted people forever.
20 Remember the covenant,
For the dark places of the earth have become full of the haunts of violence.
22 Rise up, O God, and plead your legal case.
Remember how the foolish taunt you all day long.+
23 Do not forget what your foes are saying.
The uproar of those who defy you is ascending constantly.