The LORD Implored to Avenge His People.
1O Lord, God of vengeance;
2Rise up, O Judge of the earth;
3How long shall the wicked, O LORD,
4They pour forth words, they speak arrogantly;
5They crush Thy people, O LORD,
6They slay the widow and the stranger,
7And they have said, “The LORD does not see,
8Pay heed, you senseless among the people;
9He who planted the ear, does He not hear?
10He who chastens the nations, will He not rebuke,
11The LORD knows the thoughts of man,
12Blessed is the man whom Thou dost chasten, O LORD,
13That Thou mayest grant him relief from the days of adversity,
14For the LORD will not abandon His people,
15For judgment will again be righteous;
16Who will stand up for me against evildoers?
17If the LORD had not been my help,
18If I should say, “My foot has slipped,”
19When my anxious thoughts multiply within me,
20Can a throne of destruction be allied with Thee,
21They band themselves together against the life of the righteous,
22But the LORD has been my stronghold,
23And He has brought back their wickedness upon them,