The Just Judge
1Lord, God of vengeance —
God of vengeance, appear. #2Sm 22:48Ps 18:47-48Jr 46:10
2Rise up, Judge of the earth;
repay the proud what they deserve. #Ps 7:6|NoBook| 28:4|NoBook| 98:9
3Lord, how long will the wicked —
how long will the wicked gloat? #Ps 74:10Rv 6:10
4They pour out arrogant words;
all the evildoers boast. #1Sm 2:3Ps 31:18
5Lord, they crush Your people;
they afflict Your heritage. #Is 3:15
6They kill the widow and the foreigner
and murder the fatherless. #Dt 27:19Is 10:2
7They say, “The Lord doesn’t see it.
The God of Jacob doesn’t pay attention.” #Jb 22:13Ps 10:11
8Pay attention, you stupid people!
Fools, when will you be wise? #Ps 92:6
9Can the One who shaped the ear not hear,
the One who formed the eye not see? #Ex 4:11Pr 20:12
10The One who instructs nations,
the One who teaches man knowledge —
does He not discipline? #Jb 35:11Is 28:26
11The Lord knows man’s thoughts;
they are meaningless. #Ps 139:2Is 66:181Co 3:20
12Lord, happy is the man You discipline
and teach from Your law #Ps 25:5|NoBook| 71:17Is 48:17
13to give him relief from troubled times
until a pit is dug for the wicked. #Ps 7:15|NoBook| 9:15Pr 26:27
14The Lord will not forsake His people
or abandon His heritage, #1Sm 12:22Rm 11:2
15for justice will again be righteous,
and all the upright in heart will follow # Or heart will support ; lit heart after it. #Ps 36:10|NoBook| 64:10|NoBook| 97:11
16Who stands up for me against the wicked?
Who takes a stand for me against evildoers? #Ps 59:2
17If the Lord had not been my helper,
I would soon rest in the silence of death. #Ps 124:1-2
18If I say, “My foot is slipping,”
Your faithful love will support me, Lord. #Ps 18:35|NoBook| 66:9|NoBook| 121:3
19When I am filled with cares,
Your comfort brings me joy. #Is 57:18|NoBook| 66:13
20Can a corrupt throne —
one that creates trouble by law —
become Your ally? #Ps 50:16|NoBook| 58:2
21They band together against the life of the righteous
and condemn the innocent to death. #2Kg 21:16Ps 106:38Jr 26:15
22But the Lord is my refuge;
my God is the rock of my protection. #2Sm 22:3Ps 46:1|NoBook| 62:2
23He will pay them back for their sins
and destroy them for their evil.
The Lord our God will destroy them. #Ps 73:27|NoBook| 94:23|NoBook| 101:5
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