Lord, I know you see all that they’re doing,
noting their each and every deed.
You know the trouble and turmoil they’ve caused.
Now punish them thoroughly for all that they’ve done!
The poor and helpless ones trust in you, Lord,
for you are famous for being the helper of the fatherless.
I know you won’t let them down.
Break the power of the wicked and all their strong-arm tactics.
Search them out and destroy them
for the evil things they’ve done.
You, Yahweh, are King forever and ever!
All the nations will perish from your land.
Yahweh, you have heard the desires of the humble
and seen their hopes.
You will hear their cries and encourage their hearts.
The orphans and the oppressed will be terrified no longer,
for you will bring them justice, and no earth-dweller will trouble them again.