1 O LORD God, unto whom there do
o God, to whom vengeance belongs,
clearly shine forth again.
2 Exalt thy self, o thou that art
Judge of the earth throughout:
render a recompence unto
all those that are so stout.
3 Jehovah, o how long shall they
that do walk wickedly?
how long shall those that wicked are
4 How long shall those men utter forth
and speak things that hard be?
and shall all such thus boast themselves
that work iniquity?
5 Lord, they thy folk in pieces break:
and heritage oppress.
6 They slay the widow, and stranger,
and kill the fatherless.
7 The Lord they say, yet shall not see:
nor Jacob’s God it mind.
8 Learn vulgar Sots: also ye fools
when will ye wisdom find?
9 Who plants the ear, shall he not hear?
who forms the eye, not see?
10 Who heathen smites, shall he not check?
mans teacher, knows not he?
11 The Lord doth know the thoughts of man,
that they are very vain.
12 Blest man whom thou correct'st, o Lord;
and in thy law dost train.
13 That thou may’st give him quiet from
days of adversity:
until the pit be digged for
such as do wickedly.
14 Because Jehovah he will not
his people cast away,
neither will he forsake his own
inheritance for aye.
15 But judgment unto righteousness
it shall return again:
also all upright ones in heart
they shall pursue it then.
16 Against the evil doers, who
will up for me arise?
who will stand up for me ‘gainst them
that work iniquities?
17 Had not the Lord me helpt: my soul
had near in silence dwell’d.
18 When as I said, my foot slips: Lord,
thy mercy me upheld.
19 Amidst the multitude of thoughts
of mine within my mind,
still from thy consolations
my soul delight doth find.
20 Shall the throne of iniquity
have fellowship with thee:
which frameth molestation
and that by a decree?
21 They jointly gathered themselves,
together they withstood
the soul of him that righteous is:
and condemn guiltless blood.
22 But yet Jehovah unto me
he is a refuge high:
also my God he is the rock
of my hopeful safety.
23 Their mischief on them he shall bring,
and in their wickedness
he shall them cut off: yea, the Lord
our God shall them suppress.