[1] O JEHOVAH, thou God to whom vengeance belongeth,

Thou God to whom vengeance belongeth, shine forth.

[2] Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth:

Render to the proud their desert.

[3] Jehovah, how long shall the wicked,

How long shall the wicked triumph?

[4] They prate, they speak arrogantly:

All the workers of iniquity boast themselves.

[5] They break in pieces thy people, O Jehovah,

And afflict thy heritage.

[6] They slay the widow and the sojourner,

And murder the fatherless.

[7] And they say, Jehovah〖Heb. Jah.〗 will not see,

Neither will the God of Jacob consider.

[8] Consider, ye brutish among the people;

And ye fools, when will ye be wise?

[9] He that planted the ear, shall he not hear?

He that formed the eye, shall he not see?

[10] He that chastiseth〖Or, instructeth.〗 the nations, shall not he correct,

Even he that teacheth man knowledge?

[11] Jehovah knoweth the thoughts of man,

That〖Or, For.〗 they are vanity.〖Heb. a breath.〗

[12] Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Jehovah,〖Heb. Jah.〗

And teachest out of thy law;

[13] That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity,

Until the pit be digged for the wicked.

[14] For Jehovah will not cast off his people,

Neither will he forsake his inheritance.

[15] For judgment shall return unto righteousness;

And all the upright in heart shall follow it.

[16] Who will rise up for me against the evil-doers?

Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?

[17] Unless Jehovah had been my help,

My soul had soon dwelt in silence.

[18] When I said, My foot slippeth;

Thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, held me up.

[19] In the multitude of my thoughts〖Or, doubts.〗 within me

Thy comforts delight my soul.

[20] Shall the throne〖Or, seat.〗 of wickedness have fellowship with thee,

Which frameth mischief by statute?

[21] They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous,

And condemn the innocent blood.

[22] But Jehovah hath been my high tower,

And my God the rock of my refuge.

[23] And he hath brought upon them their own iniquity,

And will cut them off in their own wickedness;

Jehovah our God will cut them off.

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