New International Version
3 Turn your steps toward these everlasting ruins,(A)
all this destruction the enemy has brought on the sanctuary.
4 Your foes roared(B) in the place where you met with us;
they set up their standards(C) as signs.
5 They behaved like men wielding axes
to cut through a thicket of trees.(D)
6 They smashed all the carved(E) paneling
with their axes and hatchets.
7 They burned your sanctuary to the ground;
they defiled(F) the dwelling place(G) of your Name.(H)