1: O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, show thyself. 2: Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud. 3: LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph? 4: [How long] shall they utter [and] speak hard things? [and] all the workers of iniquity boast themselves? 5: They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thy heritage. 6: They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless. 7: Yet they say, The LORD will not see, neither will the God of Jacob regard [it]. 8: Understand, 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 heathen, shall he not correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, [shall he not know]? 11: The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they [are] vanity. 12: Blessed [is] the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him 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 the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance. 15: But judgment shall return to righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it. 16: Who will rise up for me against the evil-doers? [or] who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? 17: Unless the LORD [had been] my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence. 18: When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up. 19: In the multitude of my thoughts within me, thy comforts delight my soul. 20: Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law? 21: They assemble themselves against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood. 22: But the LORD is my defense; and my God [is] the rock of my refuge. 23: And he will bring upon them their own iniquity, and will cut them off in their own wickedness; [yes], the LORD our God will cut them off.