1O יהוה, Ěl of vengeance; O Ěl of vengeance, shine forth!
2Raise Yourself up, O Judge of the earth; Render punishment to the proud.
3יהוה, how long are the wrong, How long are the wrong going to exult?
4They pour forth words, They speak arrogantly; All the workers of wickedness boast in themselves.
5They crush Your people, O יהוה, And they afflict Your inheritance.
6They slay the widow and the stranger, And murder the fatherless.
7Yet they say, “Yah does not see, And the Elohim of Ya‛aqoḇ pays no heed.”
8Take heed, you senseless among the people; And you fools, when would you become wise?
9He who planted the ear, does He not hear? He who formed the eye, does He not see?
10He who disciplines the nations, Does He not reprove – The One teaching man knowledge?
11יהוה knows the thoughts of man, That they are but a breath.
12Blessed is the man You discipline, O Yah, And instruct out of Your Torah,
13To give him rest from the days of evil, Until the pit is dug for the wrong.
14For יהוה does not leave His people, Nor does He forsake His inheritance.
15For right-ruling returns man to righteousness, And all the upright in heart follow it.
16Who would rise up for me against evil-doers? Who would stand up for me against workers of wickedness?
17If יהוה had not been my help, My being would soon have settled in silence.
18When I said, “My foot has slipped,” Your kindness, O יהוה, supported me.
19When anxiety was great within me, Your comforts delighted my being.
20Would a throne of destruction, Which devises trouble by decree, Be joined with You?
21They band together against the life of the righteous, And declare innocent blood wrong.
22But יהוה is my defence, And my Elohim the rock of my refuge,
23And brings back on them their own wickedness, And cuts them off in their own wrongdoing; יהוה our Elohim does cut them off.
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