In light of all this, how can you still hold back, Lord? How can you be silent and continue to humiliate us?
"I have been inactive for a long time; I kept quiet and held back. Like a woman in labor I groan; I pant and gasp.
How long, O God, will the adversary hurl insults? Will the enemy blaspheme your name forever?
Remember how the enemy hurls insults, O Lord, and how a foolish nation blasphemes your name!
A song, a psalm of Asaph. O God, do not be silent! Do not ignore us! Do not be inactive, O God!
The angel of the Lord then asked, "Lord who rules over all, how long before you have compassion on Jerusalem and the other cities of Judah which you have been so angry with for these seventy years?"
Why, Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you pay no attention during times of trouble?
How long will this go on, O Lord? Will you stay angry forever? How long will your rage burn like fire?
O God, restore us! Smile on us! Then we will be delivered!
How long, O Lord, will this last? Will you remain hidden forever? Will your anger continue to burn like fire?
They cried out with a loud voice, "How long, Sovereign Master, holy and true, before you judge those who live on the earth and avenge our blood?"
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