1Hashem G-d, to whom vengeance belongeth; O G-d, to whom vengeance belongeth, show Thyself. 2Rise up, Thou Shofet HaAretz; render gemul (recompense, desert) to the ge'im (proud ones). 3Ad mosai, Hashem, shall the resha'im, how long shall the resha'im triumph? 4How long shall they utter and speak malicious lies? And all the po'alei aven (workers of iniquity) glorify themselves? 5They crush Thy people, Hashem, and afflict Thine nachalah. 6They slay the almanah and the ger, and murder the yetomim (fatherless, orphans). 7Yet they say, Hashem shall not see, neither shall the Elohei Ya'akov regard it. 8Understand, ye brutish among the people; and ye kesilim (fools), when will ye get seichel? 9He that planted the ozen (ear), shall He not hear? He that formed the ayin (eye), shall He not see? 10He that chastiseth the Goyim, shall not He reprove? He that is the melamed (teacher) of da'as to adam? 11Hashem knoweth the machshevot (thoughts) of adam, that they are hevel (vanity, futile). 12Ashrei (blessed) is the gever whom Thou chastenest, Hashem, and teachest him out of Thy torah; 13That Thou mayest grant him relief from the days of rah, until a shachat (pit) is dug for the rasha. 14For Hashem will not cast off His people, neither will He forsake His nachalah. 15But mishpat shall revert unto tzedek; and all the yishrei lev (upright in heart) shall follow after it. 16Who will rise up for Me against the evildoers? Or who will take a stand for Me against the po'alei aven (workers of iniquity)? 17Unless Hashem had been my help, my nefesh had almost dwelt in dumah (silence). 18When I said, My regel (foot) slippeth, Thy chesed, Hashem, held me up. 19In the multitude of my anxieties within me Thy comforts delight my nefesh. 20Shall the kisse of corruption have chavurah (fellowship) with Thee, those, which deviseth evil by a chok (statute)? 21They band together against the nefesh of the tzaddik, and condemn dahm naki (innocent blood). 22But Hashem is my stronghold; and Elohai is the Tzur of my refuge. 23And He shall turn back upon them their own iniquity, and shall destroy them for their own wickedness; Hashem Eloheinu shall destroy them.