1 O Jehovah! God of vengeances! O God of vengeances! shine forth.
2 Lift up thyself; O judge of the earth! Render a reward to the proud.
3 How long shall the ungodly, O Jehovah! How long shall the ungodly triumph?
4 They pour forth, they speak hard things, Extol themselves do all the workers of iniquity.
5 Thy people, O Jehovah! they break in pieces; And thy inheritance they afflict:
6 The widow, and the stranger they slay, And the orphans they put to death.
7 And they have said, |God shall not see, |The God of Jacob shall not know..|
8 Understand, ye stupid among the people! And ye fools! when will ye be wise?
9 He who planted the ear shall not He hear? He who formed the eye, shall not He see?
10 He who chastiseth the nations, shall not He correct? He who teacheth man knowledge?
11 Jehovah knoweth the thoughts of men that they are vain.
12 Blessed is the man whom thou hast instructed, O God! And out of thy law hast taught;
13 To give him rest from days of evil, Whilst there is digged for the ungodly [man] a pit.
14 Surely Jehovah will not cast off his people, And his inheritance he will not forsake.
15 For return shall judgment unto righteousness, And [follow] after him shall all the upright in heart.
16 Who will rise up for me against my adversaries? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
17 Unless Jehovah had been a help to me, My soul had well-nigh dwelt in silence.
18 If I said, |Slidden hath my foot,| Thy goodness, O Jehovah! hath sustained me.
19 In the multitude of my thoughts, Within me thy comforts cheer my soul.
20 Shall the throne of iniquities have fellowship with thee, Framing molestation for law?
21 They will gather together against the soul of the righteous, And the blood of the innocent they will condemn.
22 But Jehovah hath been to me for a fortress; And my God for the rock of my confidence:
23 And he shall retribute upon them their own iniquity, And in their wickedness he shall destroy them; Destroy them shall Jehovah our God.