O LORD, God of a1vengeance, God of bvengeance, c2shineforth !
23Rise up, O 4Judge of the earth, Renderrecompense5to the proud.
3Howlong shall the wicked, O LORD, Howlong shall the 6wickedexult ?
They pourforth words, they 7speakarrogantly ; All who dowickedness8vaunt themselves.
They 9crush Your people, O LORD, And 10afflict Your heritage.
They 11slay the widow and the dstranger And murder the orphans.
712They have said, "eThe LORD does not see, Nor does the God of Jacobpayheed."
8Payheed, you 13senseless among the people ; And when will you understand, 14stupidones ?
He who 15planted the ear, fdoes He not hear ? He who formed the eye, gdoes He not see ?
He who h16chastens the nations, will He not rebuke, Even He who 17teachesmanknowledge ?
The LORD18knows the thoughts of man, iThat they are a mere breath.
12Blessed is the manwhom19You chasten, O jLORD, And 20whom You teach out of Your law ;
That You may grant him 21relief from the 22days of adversity, Until23a pit is dug for the wicked.
For 24the LORD will not abandon His people, Nor will He 25forsake His inheritance.
For k26judgmentlwill again be righteous, And all the upright in heartmwill follow it.
16Who will 27stand up for me againstevildoers ? Who will take his stand for me 28against those who dowickedness ?
17If29the LORD had not been my help, My soul would soon have dwelt in the abode of silence.
18If I should say, "30My foot has slipped," Your lovingkindness, O LORD, will hold me up.
When my anxiousthoughtsnmultiplywithin me, Your 31consolationsdelight my soul.
Can a o32throne of destruction be allied with You, One 33which devisespmischief by decree ?
They 34band themselves togetheragainst the qlife of the righteous And 35condemnrthe innocent to death.
But the LORD has been my 36stronghold, And my God the 37rock of my refuge.
He has 38broughtback their wickedness upon them And will s39destroy them in their evil ; The LORD our God will tdestroy them.