1O ·God#GodHebrew: El of vengeances, Jehovah, ·God#GodHebrew: El of vengeances, shine forth; 2Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth, render the reward to the proud. 3How long shall the wicked, O Jehovah, how long shall the wicked triumph? 4How long shall they utter and speak insolence — all the workers of iniquity boast themselves? 5They crush thy people, O Jehovah, and afflict thine inheritance; 6They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless, 7And say, Jah will not see, neither will the God#GodHebrew: Elohim of Jacob regard it. 8Understand, ye brutish among the people; and ye fools, when will ye be wise? 9He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? He that formed the eye, shall he not see? 10He that instructeth the nations, shall not he correct — he that teacheth man knowledge? 11Jehovah knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.
12Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Jah, and whom thou teachest out of thy law; 13That thou mayest give him rest from the days of evil, until the pit be digged for the wicked. 14For Jehovah will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance; 15For judgment shall return unto righteousness, and all the upright in heart shall follow it. 16Who will rise up for me against the evil-doers? who will stand for me against the workers of iniquity? 17If Jehovah had not been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence. 18When I said, My foot slippeth, thy loving-kindness, O Jehovah, held me up. 19In the multitude of my anxious thoughts within me thy comforts have delighted my soul. 20Shall the throne of wickedness be united to thee, which frameth mischief into a law? 21They band together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn innocent blood. 22But Jehovah will be my high tower; and my God#GodHebrew: Elohim the rock of my refuge. 23And he will bring upon them their iniquity, and will cut them off in their own evil: Jehovah our God#GodHebrew: Elohim will cut them off.