For after all it is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you,
and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “ How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”
But if you truly obey his voice and do all that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.
If I sharpen My flashing sword, And My hand takes hold on justice, I will render vengeance on My adversaries, And I will repay those who hate Me.
Arise, O God, and plead Your own cause; Remember how the foolish man reproaches You all day long.
Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” Let there be known among the nations in our sight, Vengeance for the blood of Your servants which has been shed.
Can a throne of destruction be allied with You, One which devises mischief by decree?
“I will feed your oppressors with their own flesh, And they will become drunk with their own blood as with sweet wine; And all flesh will know that I, the Lord, am your Savior And your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.”
For thus says the Lord of hosts, “After glory He has sent me against the nations which plunder you, for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.
For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and that without partiality.
And the nations were enraged, and Your wrath came, and the time came for the dead to be judged, and the time to reward Your bond-servants the prophets and the saints and those who fear Your name, the small and the great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth.”
“ Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy; For all the nations will come and worship before You, For Your righteous acts have been revealed.”
And I heard the angel of the waters saying, “ Righteous are You, who are and who were, O Holy One, because You judged these things;
Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you saints and apostles and prophets, because God has pronounced judgment for you against her.”
And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints and of all who have been slain on the earth.”
because His judgments are true and righteous; for He has judged the great harlot who was corrupting the earth with her immorality, and He has avenged the blood of His bond-servants on her.”