1: O Jehovah, thou God to whom vengeance belongeth, Thou God to whom vengeance belongeth, shine forth. 2: Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: Render to the proud [their] desert. 3: Jehovah, how long shall the wicked, How long shall the wicked triumph? 4: They prate, they speak arrogantly: All the workers of iniquity boast themselves. 5: They break in pieces thy people, O Jehovah, And afflict thy heritage. 6: They slay the widow and the sojourner, And murder the fatherless. 7: And they say, Jehovah will not see, Neither will the God of Jacob consider. 8: Consider, ye brutish among the people; And ye fools, when will ye be wise? 9: He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? He that formed the eye, shall he not see? 10: He that chastiseth the nations, shall not he correct, [Even] he that teacheth man knowledge? 11: Jehovah knoweth the thoughts of man, That they are vanity. 12: Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Jehovah, And teachest out of thy law; 13: That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, Until the pit be digged for the wicked. 14: For Jehovah will not cast off his people, Neither will he forsake his inheritance. 15: For judgment shall return unto righteousness; And all the upright in heart shall follow it. 16: Who will rise up for me against the evil-doers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? 17: Unless Jehovah had been my help, My soul had soon dwelt in silence. 18: When I said, My foot slippeth; Thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, held me up. 19: In the multitude of my thoughts within me Thy comforts delight my soul. 20: Shall the throne of wickedness have fellowship with thee, Which frameth mischief by statute? 21: They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, And condemn the innocent blood. 22: But Jehovah hath been my high tower, And my God the rock of my refuge. 23: And he hath brought upon them their own iniquity, And will cut them off in their own wickedness; Jehovah our God will cut them off.