38 You are now angry, God, and you have turned your back on your chosen king. 39 You broke off your agreement with your servant, the king, and you completely destroyed his kingdom. 40 The walls of his city have been broken through, and every fortress now lies in ruin. 41 All who pass by take what they want, and nations everywhere joke about the king.
42 You made his enemies powerful and let them celebrate. 43 But you forced him to retreat because you did not fight on his side. 44 You took his crown[a] and threw his throne in the dirt. 45 You made an old man of him and put him to shame.
46 How much longer, Lord? Will you hide forever? How long will your anger keep burning like fire? 47 Remember, life is short![b] Why did you empty our lives of all meaning? 48 No one can escape the power of death and the grave.
49 Our Lord, where is the love you have always shown and that you promised so faithfully to David? 50 Remember your servant, Lord! People make jokes about me, and I suffer many insults. 51 I am your chosen one, but your enemies chase and make fun of me.
52 Our Lord, we praise you forever. Amen and amen.
89.44You took. . . crown: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
89.47Remember. . . short: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
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