O LORD God, You to whom vengeance belongs,
O God, You to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth [in judgment]!
Rise up, O Judge of the earth;
Give to the proud a fitting compensation.
O LORD, how long will the wicked,
How long will the wicked rejoice in triumph?
They pour out words, speaking arrogant things;
All who do evil boast proudly.
They crush Your people, O LORD,
And afflict and abuse Your heritage.
They kill the widow and the alien
And murder the fatherless.
Yet they say, “The LORD does not see,
Nor does the God of Jacob (Israel) notice it.”
Consider thoughtfully, you senseless (stupid ones) among the people;
And you [dull-minded] fools, when will you become wise and understand?
He who made the ear, does He not hear?
He who formed the eye, does He not see?
He who instructs the nations,
Does He not rebuke and punish,
He who teaches man knowledge?
The LORD knows the thoughts of man,
That they are a mere breath (vain, empty, futile).