until the Lord looks down from heaven and sees what has happened. 1
Faithfulness grows from the ground, and deliverance looks down from the sky. 1
O God, invincible warrior, 1 come back! Look down from heaven and take notice! Take care of this vine,
“You came down on Mount Sinai and spoke with them from heaven. You provided them with just judgments, true laws, and good statutes and commandments.
You provided bread from heaven for them in their time of hunger, and you brought forth water from the rock for them in their time of thirst. You told them to enter in order to possess the land that you had sworn 1 to give them.
Therefore you delivered them into the hand of their adversaries, who oppressed them. But in the time of their distress they called to you, and you heard from heaven. In your abundant compassion you provided them with deliverers to rescue them from 1 their adversaries.
“Then, when they were at rest again, they went back to doing evil before you. Then you abandoned them to 1 their enemies, and they gained dominion over them. When they again cried out to you, in your compassion you heard from heaven and rescued them time and again.