[For the choir director: according to "The Deer of the Dawn." A Davidic psalm.] My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? [Why are You] so far from my deliverance and from my words of groaning?
You are my King, my God, who ordains victories for Jacob.
Why do You hold back Your hand? Stretch out Your right hand and destroy [them]!
God my king is from ancient times, performing saving acts on the earth.
Ah! The roar of many peoples-- they roar like the roaring of the seas. The raging of the nations-- they rage like the raging of mighty waters.
The nations rage like the raging of many waters. He rebukes them, and they flee far away, driven before the wind like chaff on the hills and like dead thistles before a gale.
In the evening-- sudden terror! Before morning-- it is gone! This is the fate of those who plunder us and the lot of those who ravage us.
Let them be like husks in the wind, with the angel of the LORD driving them away.
[For the choir director. A Davidic psalm. A song.] God arises. His enemies scatter, and those who hate Him flee from His presence.
As smoke is blown away, so You blow [them] away. As wax melts before the fire, so the wicked are destroyed before God.
You overthrew Your adversaries by Your great majesty. You unleashed Your burning wrath; it consumed them like stubble.
Will You frighten a wind-driven leaf? Will You chase after dry straw?
Are they like straw before the wind, like chaff a storm sweeps away?
They are barely planted, barely sown, their stem hardly takes root in the ground when He blows on them and they wither, and a whirlwind carries them away like stubble.
Who has stirred him up from the east? He calls righteousness to his feet. The LORD hands nations over to him, and he subdues kings. He makes [them] like dust [with] his sword, like wind-driven stubble [with] his bow.
I will scatter you like drifting chaff before the desert wind.
His winnowing shovel is in His hand, and He will clear His threshing floor and gather His wheat into the barn. But the chaff He will burn up with fire that never goes out."