[For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.] LORD, how long will You continually forget me? How long will You hide Your face from me?
How long will I store up anxious concerns within me, agony in my mind every day? How long will my enemy dominate me?
We don't see any signs for us. There is no longer a prophet. And none of us knows how long this will last.
God, how long will the foe mock? Will the enemy insult Your name forever?
LORD, how long will the wicked-- how long will the wicked gloat?
They cried out with a loud voice: "O Lord, holy and true, how long until You judge and avenge our blood from those who live on the earth?"
and thou wilt not save
[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?
My God, I cry by day, but You do not answer, by night, yet I have no rest.
Why are You like a helpless man, like a warrior unable to save? Yet You are among us, LORD, and we are called by Your name. Don't leave us!
Even when I cry out and plead for help, He rejects my prayer.