1 O Lord God, ato whom vengeance belongs—
O God, to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth!
2 Rise up, O bJudge of the earth;
1Render punishment to the proud.
3 Lord, chow long will the wicked,
How long will the wicked triumph?
4 They dutter speech, and speak insolent things;
All the workers of iniquity boast in themselves.
And afflict Your heritage.
And murder the fatherless.
7 eYet they say, “The Lord does not see,
Nor does the God of Jacob 2understand.”
And you fools, when will you be wise?
9 fHe who planted the ear, shall He not hear?
He who formed the eye, shall He not see?
He who teaches man knowledge?
11 The Lord gknows the thoughts of man,
That they are futile.
12 Blessed is the man whom You hinstruct, O Lord,
And teach out of Your law,
13 That You may give him 5rest from the days of adversity,
Until the pit is dug for the wicked.
14 For the Lord will not 6cast off His people,
Nor will He forsake His inheritance.
And all the upright in heart will follow it.
Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
My soul would soon have settled in silence.
Your mercy, O Lord, will hold me up.
Your comforts delight my soul.
20 Shall ithe throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law,
Have fellowship with You?
And condemn jinnocent blood.
And my God the rock of my refuge.
And shall 7cut them off in their own wickedness;
The Lord our God shall cut them off.
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