Remember this, O Lord, that the enemy has reviled, And a foolish people has spurned Your name.
“ Deliver me from all my transgressions; Make me not the reproach of the foolish.
“Do you thus repay the Lord, O foolish and unwise people? Is not He your Father who has bought you? He has made you and established you.
The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. Babylon the great was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of His fierce wrath.
Had I not feared the provocation by the enemy, That their adversaries would misjudge, That they would say, “ Our hand is triumphant, And the Lord has not done all this.”’
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. How blessed is he who considers the helpless; The Lord will deliver him in a day of trouble.
Arise, O God, and plead Your own cause; Remember how the foolish man reproaches You all day long.
Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Your servants; How I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples,
Rise up, O Judge of the earth, Render recompense to the proud.
Remember, O Lord, against the sons of Edom The day of Jerusalem, Who said, “Raze it, raze it To its very foundation.”
“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!
On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen; All day and all night they will never keep silent. You who remind the Lord, take no rest for yourselves;
But I acted for the sake of My name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, before whose sight I had brought them out.