It shall be established for ever as the moon; and be stedfast as the witness in sky.' Selah
But Thou hast cast off and rejected, Thou hast been wroth with Thine anointed.
Thou hast abhorred the covenant of Thy servant; Thou hast profaned his crown even to the ground.
Thou hast broken down all his fences; Thou hast brought his strongholds to ruin.
All that pass by the way spoil him; he is become a taunt to his neighbours.
Thou hast exalted the right hand of his adversaries; Thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
Yea, Thou turnest back the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.
Thou hast made his brightness to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.
The days of his youth hast Thou shortened; Thou hast covered him with shame. Selah
How long, O HaShem, wilt Thou hide Thyself for ever? How long shall Thy wrath burn like fire?
O remember how short my time is; for what vanity hast Thou created all the children of men!
What man is he that liveth and shall not see death, that shall deliver his soul from the power of the grave? Selah
Where are Thy former mercies, O L-rd, which Thou didst swear unto David in Thy faithfulness?
Remember, L-rd, the taunt of Thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the taunt of so many peoples;
Wherewith Thine enemies have taunted, O HaShem, wherewith they have taunted the footsteps of Thine anointed.
Blessed be HaShem for evermore. Amen, and Amen. BOOK IV