Sirach Chapter 36 Vs 1-17
1 Take pity on us, Master, Lord of the universe, look at us, spread fear of yourself throughout all other nations.
2 Raise your hand against the foreign nations and let them see your might.
3 As, in their sight, you have proved yourself holy to us, so now, in our sight, prove yourself great to them.
4 Let them acknowledge you, just as we have acknowledged that there is no God but you, Lord.
6 Rouse your fury, pour out your rage, destroy the opponent, annihilate the enemy.
7 Hasten the day, remember the oath, and let people tell of your mighty deeds.
8 Let fiery wrath swallow up the survivor, and destruction overtake those who oppress your people.
9 Crush the heads of hostile rulers who say, 'There is no one else but us!'
10 Gather together all the tribes of Jacob, restore them their heritage as at the beginning.
11 Take pity, Lord, on the people called by your name, on Israel whom you have made your first-born.
12 Have compassion on your holy city, on Jerusalem, the place where you rest.
13 Fill Zion with your praises and your sanctuary with your glory.
14 Vindicate those whom you created first, fulfil what has been prophesied in your name.
15 Give those who wait for you their reward, let your prophets be proved true.
17 so that all the earth's inhabitants may acknowledge that you are the Lord, the everlasting God.