A Lament over the Destruction of Jerusalem, and Prayer for Help.
A Psalm of Asaph.
1O God, the nations have invaded Thine inheritance;
2They have given the dead bodies of Thy servants for food to the birds of the heavens,
3They have poured out their blood like water round about Jerusalem;
4We have become a reproach to our neighbors,
5How long, O LORD? Wilt Thou be angry forever?
6Pour out Thy wrath upon the nations which do not know Thee,
7For they have devoured Jacob,
8Do not remember the iniquities of our forefathers against us;
9Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Thy name;
10Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?”
11Let the groaning of the prisoner come before Thee;
12And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom
13So we Thy people and the sheep of Thy pasture