1 O God of vengeance, O Jehovah God of vengeance, shine forth. 2 Be thou lifted up judging the earth: turn back retribution upon the proud. 3 How long shall the unjust, O Jehovah, how long shall the unjust exult?
4 They will utter, they will speak impudently; all they working iniquity will boast themselves. 5 They will break in pieces thy people, O Jehovah, and they will afflict thine inheritance. 6 The widow and the stranger they will slay, and they will kill the orphan. 7 And they will say Jah will not see, and the God of Jacob will not understand.
8 Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye foolish, when will ye understand? 9 He planting the ear, shall he not hear? if he formed the eye, shall he not see? 10 He chastising the nations, shall he not do justice? he teaching man knowledge. 11 Jehovah knew the thoughts of man that they are vanity.
12 Happy the man whom thou shalt chastise, O Jah: and thou wilt teach him from thy laws. 13 To give rest to him from the days of evil, till the pit shall be dug for the unjust 14 For Jehovah will not cast off his people, and he will not forsake his inheritance. 15 For judgment shall turn back even to justice: and after it all the upright of heart
16 Who shall rise up for me against those doing evil? who shall stand for me against those working iniquity? 17 Unless Jehovah helped for me my soul almost dwelt silently. 18 If I said, My foot wavered; thy mercy, O Jehovah, upheld me. 19 In the multitude of my thoughts in my midst thy consolations will delight my soul.
20 Shall the throne of mischief be joined together with thee forming labor upon the law? 21 They shall break in upon the soul of the just one, and they shall condemn innocent blood. 22 And Jehovah shall be for a height to me, and my God for the rock of my refuge. 23 And he will turn back upon them their iniquity, and in their evil he will cut them off; Jehovah our God will cut them off.