O LORD, thou God of vengeance, thou God of vengeance, shine forth!
Rise up, O judge of the earth; render to the proud their deserts!
O LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked exult?
They pour out their arrogant words, they boast, all the evildoers.
They crush thy people, O LORD, and afflict thy heritage.
They slay the widow and the sojourner, and murder the fatherless;
and they say, "The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob does not perceive."
Understand, O dullest of the people! Fools, when will you be wise?
He who planted the ear, does he not hear? He who formed the eye, does he not see?
He who chastens the nations, does he not chastise? He who teaches men knowledge,
the LORD, knows the thoughts of man, that they are but a breath.
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)