The Lord is the God of vengeances; the God of vengeances hath spoken openly.
Be Thou exalted, O Thou that judgest the earth; render the proud their due.
How long shall sinners, O Lord, how long shall sinners boast?
How long shall they utter and speak unrighteousness, how long shall they speak, all they that work iniquity?
Thy people, O Lord, have they brought low, and to Thine inheritance have they done hurt.
Widow and orphan have they slain, and the proselyte have they murdered.
And they said: The Lord shall not see it, nor will the God of Jacob perceive it.
Understand then, ye mindless ones among the people; and ye fools, at length be wise.
He that planted the ear, shall He not hear? Or He that formed the eye, doth He not perceive?
He that chasteneth the heathen, shall He not rebuke? He that teacheth man knowledge?
The Lord knoweth the thoughts of men, that they are vain.
Blessed is the man whom Thou shalt chasten, O Lord; and out of Thy law shalt Thou instruct him,
That Thou mayest give him rest from evil days, until a pit be dug for the sinner.
For the Lord will not cast off His people, nor will He forsake His inheritance,
Until righteousness return unto judgement, and all that are upright of heart be nigh thereto.
Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Or who will stand up with me against the workers of iniquity?
Unless the Lord had brought me help, my soul had well nigh sojourned in hades.
Whenever I said: My foot hath slipped; Thy mercy, O Lord, brought help unto me.
According to the multitude of my sorrows in my heart, Thy consolations brought gladness unto my soul.
Let not the throne of iniquity have fellowship with Thee, which maketh mischief in the name of the law.
They shall hunt down the soul of the righteous man, and the innocent blood shall they condemn.
Yea, the Lord is become my refuge, and my God the helper of my hope.
And the Lord shall give back to them their own iniquity, and according to their wickedness the Lord God shall make them to be seen no more.