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O Lord God of hosts, how long wilt Thou be angry against the prayer of Thy people?

Thou feedest them with the bread of tears, and givest them tears to drink in great measure.

Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbors, and our enemies laugh among themselves.

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How long,(A) Lord God Almighty,
    will your anger smolder(B)
    against the prayers of your people?
You have fed them with the bread of tears;(C)
    you have made them drink tears by the bowlful.(D)
You have made us an object of derision[a] to our neighbors,
    and our enemies mock us.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 80:6 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text contention

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