as wax melts before the fire; and fire shall burn up the enemies, and thy name shall be manifest among the adversaries: at thy presence the nations shall be troubled, whenever thou shalt work gloriously; trembling from thee shall take hold upon the mountains.
From of old we have not heard, neither have our eyes seen a God beside thee, and thy works which thou wilt perform to them that wait for mercy. For these blessings shall happen to them that work righteousness, and they shall remember thy ways: behold, thou wast angry and we have sinned; therefore we have erred, and we are all become as unclean, and all our righteousness as a filthy rag: and we have *fallen as leaves because of our iniquities; thus the wind shall carry us away. And there is none that calls upon thy name, or that remembers to take hold on thee: for thou hast turned thy face away from us, and hast delivered us up because of our sins.
And now, O Lord, thou art our Father, and we are clay, all of us the work of thine hands. Be not very wroth with us, and remember not our sins for ever; but now look on us, for we are all thy people. The city of thy holiness has become desolate, Sion has become as a wilderness, Jerusalem a curse. 10 The house, our sanctuary, and the glory which our fathers blessed, has been burnt with fire: and all our glorious things have gone to ruin. 11 And for all these things thou, O Lord, hast withholden thyself, and been silent, and hast brought us very low.
64:3 1 Cor. 2. 9. * 64:5 Heb. and Lit. flowed out. 64:8 The Gr. ἐν καιρῷ is a Hebraism.