1: Yahweh, you God to whom vengeance belongs, You God to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth. 2: Rise up, you judge of the earth. Pay back the proud what they deserve. 3: Yahweh, how long will the wicked, How long will the wicked triumph? 4: They pour out arrogant words. All the evil-doers boast. 5: They break your people in pieces, Yahweh, And afflict your heritage. 6: They kill the widow and the alien, And murder the fatherless. 7: They say, "Yah will not see, Neither will Jacob's God consider." 8: Consider, you senseless among the people; You fools, when will you be wise? 9: He who implanted the ear, won't he hear? He who formed the eye, won't he see? 10: He who disciplines the nations, won't he punish? He who teaches man knows. 11: Yahweh knows the thoughts of man, That they are futile. 12: Blessed is the man whom you discipline, Yah, And teach out of your law; 13: That you may give him rest from the days of adversity, Until the pit is dug for the wicked. 14: For Yahweh won't reject his people, Neither will he forsake his inheritance. 15: For judgment will return to righteousness. All the upright in heart shall follow it. 16: Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will stand up for me against the evil-doers? 17: Unless Yahweh had been my help, My soul would have soon lived in silence. 18: When I said, "My foot is slipping!" Your lovingkindness, Yahweh, held me up. 19: In the multitude of my thoughts within me, Your comforts delight my soul. 20: Shall the throne of wickedness have fellowship with you, Which brings about mischief by statute? 21: They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, And condemn the innocent blood. 22: But Yahweh has been my high tower, My God, the rock of my refuge. 23: He has brought on them their own iniquity, And will cut them off in their own wickedness. Yahweh, our God, will cut them off.