Render a reward to the proud.
3 Lord, cHow long shall the wicked,
bHow long shall the wicked triumph?
And all gthe workers of iniquity boast themselves?
5 They hbreak in pieces thy people, O Lord,
And afflict thine heritage.
And murder the fatherless.
Neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.
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.
And pteachest him out of thy law;
Until vthe pit be digged for the wicked.
14 For wthe Lord will not cast off his people,
Neither will he forsake his inheritance.
17 aUnless the Lord had been my help,
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?
And icondemn the innocent blood.
22 But the Lord is my jdefence;
23 And mhe shall bring upon them their own iniquity,
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