O righteous God,1 who searches minds and hearts,2 bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure.310
My shielda4 is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.511
God is a righteous judge,6 a God who expresses his wrath7 every day.
If he does not relent,8 heb will sharpen his sword;9 he will bend and string his bow.1013
He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.1114
He who is pregnant with evil and conceives trouble gives birth12 to disillusionment.
He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit13 he has made.1416
The trouble he causes recoils on himself; his violence comes down on his own head.
I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness15 and will sing praise16 to the name of the LORD Most High.17