1The LORD is a God who avenges. O God who avenges, shine forth.2Rise up, Judge of the earth; pay back to the proud what they deserve.3How long, LORD, will the wicked, how long will the wicked be jubilant?4They pour out arrogant words; all the evildoers are full of boasting.5They crush your people, LORD; they oppress your inheritance.6They slay the widow and the foreigner; they murder the fatherless.7They say, “The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob takes no notice.”8Take notice, you senseless ones among the people; you fools, when will you become wise?9Does he who fashioned the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see?10Does he who disciplines nations not punish? Does he who teaches mankind lack knowledge?11The LORD knows all human plans; he knows that they are futile.12Blessed is the one you discipline, LORD, the one you teach from your law;13you grant them relief from days of trouble, till a pit is dug for the wicked.14For the LORD will not reject his people; he will never forsake his inheritance.15Judgment will again be founded on righteousness, and all the upright in heart will follow it.16Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?17Unless the LORD had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.18When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, LORD, supported me.19When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.20Can a corrupt throne be allied with you— a throne that brings on misery by its decrees?21The wicked band together against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.22But the LORD has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I take refuge.23He will repay them for their sins and destroy them for their wickedness; the LORD our God will destroy them.
1Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.2Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.3For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.4In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.5The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.6Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;7for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if only you would hear his voice,8“Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah,as you did that day at Massah in the wilderness,9where your ancestors tested me; they tried me, though they had seen what I did.10For forty years I was angry with that generation; I said, ‘They are a people whose hearts go astray, and they have not known my ways.’11So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.’ ”
1Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.2Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.3Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.4For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.5For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.6Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary.7Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.8Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come into his courts.9Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth.10Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.” The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.11Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it.12Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.13Let all creation rejoice before the LORD, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness.