Because of the voice of him who reproaches and reviles,
Because of the presence of the enemy and the avenger.
From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength
Because of Your adversaries,
To make the enemy and the revengeful cease.
How long, O God, will the adversary revile,
And the enemy spurn Your name forever?
Remember this, O Lord, that the enemy has reviled,
And a foolish people has spurned Your name.
Arise, O God, and plead Your own cause;
Remember how the foolish man reproaches You all day long.
And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom
The reproach with which they have reproached You, O Lord.
They said to him, “Thus says Hezekiah, ‘This day is a day of distress, rebuke and rejection; for children have come to birth, and there is no strength to deliver.
Incline Your ear, O Lord, and hear; open Your eyes, O Lord, and see; and listen to all the words of Sennacherib, who sent them to reproach the living God.
“Whom have you reproached and blasphemed?
And against whom have you raised your voice
And haughtily lifted up your eyes?
Against the Holy One of Israel!