Gather the nations before you. Rule over them from on high.
The LORD judges the nations. Declare me righteous, O LORD, for I am innocent, O Most High!
End the evil of those who are wicked, and defend the righteous. For you look deep within the mind and heart, O righteous God.
God is my shield, saving those whose hearts are true and right.
God is an honest judge. He is angry with the wicked every day.
If a person does not repent, God will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.
He will prepare his deadly weapons and shoot his flaming arrows.
The wicked conceive evil; they are pregnant with trouble and give birth to lies.
They dig a deep pit to trap others, then fall into it themselves.
The trouble they make for others backfires on them. The violence they plan falls on their own heads.
I will thank the LORD because he is just; I will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.