For the voice of him that taunteth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy and the revengeful.
All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten Thee, neither have we been false to Thy covenant.
Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from Thy path;
Though Thou hast crushed us into a place of jackals, and covered us with the shadow of death.
If we had forgotten the name of our G-d, or spread forth our hands to a strange god;
Would not G-d search this out? For He knoweth the secrets of the heart.
Nay, but for Thy sake are we killed all the day; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Awake, why sleepest Thou, O L-rd? Arouse Thyself, cast not off for ever.
Wherefore hidest Thou Thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?
For our soul is bowed down to the dust; our belly cleaveth unto the earth.
Arise for our help, and redeem us for Thy mercy's sake.