1 O Lord †God, ato whom vengeance belongeth;
bO God, to whom vengeance belongeth, †shew thyself.
2 cLift up thyself, thou djudge of the earth:
Render a reward to the proud.
3 Lord, cHow long shall the wicked,
bHow long shall the wicked triumph?
4 How long shall they eeutter and speak fhard things?
And all gthe workers of iniquity boast themselves?
5 They hbreak in pieces thy people, O Lord,
And afflict thine heritage.
6 They slay the widow and the stranger,
And murder the fatherless.
7 iYet they say, The kLord shall not see,
Neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.
8 lUnderstand, ye lbrutish mamong the people:
And ye lfools, when will ye be wise?
9 nHe that planted the ear, shall he not hear?
He that formed the eye, shall he not see?
10 He that ochastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct?
pHe that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?
11 qThe Lord knoweth the thoughts of man,
That they are rvanity.
12 Blessed is the man whom thou oschastenest, O kLord,
And pteachest him out of thy law;
13 That thou mayest tgive him rest from uthe days of adversity,
Until vthe pit be digged for the wicked.
14 For wthe Lord will not cast off his people,
Neither will he forsake his inheritance.
15 But judgment shall return unto righteousness:
And all xthe upright in heart †shall follow it.
16 Who will yrise up for me zagainst the evildoers?
Or who will ystand up for me zagainst gthe workers of iniquity?
17 aUnless the Lord had been my help,
My soul had ||balmost dwelt in csilence.
18 When I said, dMy foot slippeth;
Thy mercy, O Lord, eheld me up.
19 In the multitude of my fthoughts within me
Thy comforts delight my soul.
20 Shall the throne of giniquity have fellowship with thee,
Which frameth mischief hby a law?
21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous,
And icondemn the innocent blood.
22 But the Lord is my jdefence;
And my God is kthe rock of my lrefuge.
23 And mhe shall bring upon them their own iniquity,
And shall nocut them off in their own wickedness;
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