|O LORD, thou God of vengeance, |
thou God of vengeance, shine forth!
|The Lord, King & Judge. Psalm 94(v93)|
|Rise up, O judge of the earth; |
render to the proud their deserts!
|O LORD, how long shall the wicked, |
how long shall the wicked exult?
|They pour out their arrogant words, |
they boast, all the evildoers.
|They crush thy people, O LORD, |
and afflict thy heritage.
|They slay the widow and the sojourner, |
and murder the fatherless;
|and they say, "The LORD does not see; |
the God of Jacob does not perceive."
|Understand, O dullest of the people! |
Fools, when will you be wise?
|He who planted the ear, does he not hear? |
He who formed the eye, does he not see?
|He who chastens the nations, does he not chastise? |
He who teaches men knowledge,
|the LORD, knows the thoughts of man, |
that they are but a breath.
|Blessed is the man whom thou dost chasten, O LORD, |
and whom thou dost teach out of thy law
|to give him respite from days of trouble, |
until a pit is dug for the wicked.
|For the LORD will not forsake his people; |
he will not abandon his heritage;
|for justice will return to the righteous, |
and all the upright in heart will follow it.
|Who rises up for me against the wicked? |
Who stands up for me against evildoers?
|If the LORD had not been my help, |
my soul would soon have dwelt in the land of silence.
|When I thought, "My foot slips," |
thy steadfast love, O LORD, held me up.
|When the cares of my heart are many, |
thy consolations cheer my soul.
|Can wicked rulers be allied with thee, |
who frame mischief by statute?
|They band together against the life of the righteous, |
and condemn the innocent to death.
|But the LORD has become my stronghold, |
and my God the rock of my refuge.
|He will bring back on them their iniquity |
and wipe them out for their wickedness;
the LORD our God will wipe them out.
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