May he vindicate the afflicted of the people, Save the children of the needy And crush the oppressor.
But with righteousness He will judge the poor, And decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth; And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked.
“How long will you torment me And crush me with words?
“He breaks in pieces mighty men without inquiry, And sets others in their place.
‘You shall break them with a rod of iron, You shall shatter them like earthenware.’”
For he will deliver the needy when he cries for help, The afflicted also, and him who has no helper.
They crush Your people, O Lord, And afflict Your heritage.
For He stands at the right hand of the needy, To save him from those who judge his soul.
A wise king winnows the wicked, And drives the threshing wheel over them.
For You shall break the yoke of their burden and the staff on their shoulders, The rod of their oppressor, as at the battle of Midian.
“I, even I, am He who comforts you. Who are you that you are afraid of man who dies And of the son of man who is made like grass,
He says, “You are My war-club, My weapon of war; And with you I shatter nations, And with you I destroy kingdoms.
I will feed My flock and I will lead them to rest,” declares the Lord God.
You continued looking until a stone was cut out without hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them.
But I will camp around My house because of an army, Because of him who passes by and returns; And no oppressor will pass over them anymore, For now I have seen with My eyes.
So I pastured the flock doomed to slaughter, hence the afflicted of the flock. And I took for myself two staffs: the one I called Favor and the other I called Union; so I pastured the flock.
So it was broken on that day, and thus the afflicted of the flock who were watching me realized that it was the word of the Lord.
the blind receive sight and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
Pay her back even as she has paid, and give back to her double according to her deeds; in the cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her.
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.”