The foot tramples it, the feet of the poor, the steps of the needy."
The way of the righteous is level; thou dost make smooth the path of the righteous.
In the path of thy judgments, O LORD, we wait for thee; thy memorial name is the desire of our soul.
My soul yearns for thee in the night, my spirit within me earnestly seeks thee. For when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
If favor is shown to the wicked, he does not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness he deals perversely and does not see the majesty of the LORD.
O LORD, thy hand is lifted up, but they see it not. Let them see thy zeal for thy people, and be ashamed. Let the fire for thy adversaries consume them.
O LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us, thou hast wrought for us all our works.
O LORD our God, other lords besides thee have ruled over us, but thy name alone we acknowledge.
They are dead, they will not live; they are shades, they will not arise; to that end thou hast visited them with destruction and wiped out all remembrance of them.
But thou hast increased the nation, O LORD, thou hast increased the nation; thou art glorified; thou hast enlarged all the borders of the land.
O LORD, in distress they sought thee, they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)