1 O Jehovah, Mighty God, to whom vengeance belongs; O Mighty God, to whom
vengeance belongs, shine forth!
2 Be exalted, O Judge of the earth; restore recompense to the proud.
3 Jehovah, how long will the wicked, how long will the wicked triumph?
4 They belch forth, and speak arrogant things; all the workers of iniquity boast in
5 They crush Your people, O Jehovah, and afflict Your heritage.
6 They slay the widow and the sojourner, and murder the fatherless.
7 Yet they say, YAH does not see, nor does the God of Jacob perceive it.
8 Understand, you stupid ones among the people; and you fools, when will you be wise?
9 He who planted the ear, shall He not hear? He who formed the eye, shall He not see?
10 He who chastens the nations, shall He not correct, He who teaches man knowledge?
11 Jehovah knows the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.
12 Blessed is the man whom You correct, O YAH, and teach out of Your Law,
13 that You may give him rest from the evil days, until the pit is dug for the wicked.
14 For Jehovah will not cast off His people, nor will He forsake His inheritance.
15 But justice shall return to righteousness, and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for me against the
workers of iniquity?
17 Unless Jehovah had been my help, my soul would shortly have dwelt in silence.
18 If I had said, My foot slips, Your mercy, O Jehovah, holds me up.
19 In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.
20 Shall the throne of iniquity, which fashions trouble by decree, have fellowship with
21 They gather together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent
22 But Jehovah has been my defense, and my God the rock of my refuge.
23 He brings upon them their own iniquity, and will cut them off in their own evil;
Jehovah our God shall cut them off.