The LORD is a refuge1 for the oppressed,2 a stronghold in times of trouble.310
Those who know your name4 will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken5 those who seek you.611
Sing praises7 to the LORD, enthroned in Zion;8 proclaim among the nations9 what he has done.1012
For he who avenges blood11 remembers; he does not ignore the cry of the afflicted.1213
O LORD, see how my enemies13 persecute me! Have mercy14 and lift me up from the gates of death,1514
that I may declare your praises16 in the gates of the Daughter of Zion17 and there rejoice in your salvation.1815
The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug;19 their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.2016
The LORD is known by his justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.21 "Higgaion."a "Selah"
The wicked return to the grave,b22 all the nations that forget God.2318
But the needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope24 of the afflicted25 ever perish.
Arise,26 O LORD, let not man triumph;27 let the nations be judged28 in your presence.