Will the Lord reject forever?
And will He never be favorable again?
For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
O Lord, You showed favor to Your land;
You restored the captivity of Jacob.
Will You be angry with us forever?
Will You prolong Your anger to all generations?
For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever?
How long will You hide Your face from me?
When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong,
Because the Lord is the One who holds his hand.
Yet You have rejected us and brought us to dishonor,
And do not go out with our armies.
A Maskil of Asaph.
O God, why have You rejected us forever?
Why does Your anger smoke against the sheep of Your pasture?
How long, O Lord? Will You be angry forever?
Will Your jealousy burn like fire?
But You have cast off and rejected,
You have been full of wrath against Your anointed.
How long, O Lord?
Will You hide Yourself forever?
Will Your wrath burn like fire?
“Can a man hide himself in hiding places
So I do not see him?” declares the Lord.
“Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?” declares the Lord.
For the Lord will not reject forever,
I say then, God has not rejected His people, has He? May it never be! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.