God of vengeance -- Jehovah! God of vengeance, shine forth.
Be lifted up, O Judge of the earth, Send back a recompence
on the proud.
Till when do the wicked, O Jehovah? Till when do the
They utter -- they speak an old saw, All working iniquity do
Thy people, O Jehovah, they bruise, And Thine inheritance
Widow and sojourner they slay, And fatherless ones they
And they say, 'Jehovah doth not see, And the God of Jacob
doth not consider.'
Consider, ye brutish among the people, And ye foolish, when
do ye act wisely?
He who planteth the ear doth He not hear? He who formeth the
eye doth He not see?
He who is instructing nations, Doth He not reprove? He who
is teaching man knowledge is Jehovah.
He knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.
O the happiness of the man Whom Thou instructest, O Jah, And
out of Thy law teachest him,
To give rest to him from days of evil, While a pit is digged
for the wicked.
For Jehovah leaveth not His people, And His inheritance
For to righteousness judgment turneth back, And after it all
the upright of heart,
Who riseth up for me with evil doers? Who stationeth himself
for me with workers of iniquity?
Unless Jehovah were a help to me, My soul had almost
If I have said, 'My foot hath slipped,' Thy kindness, O
Jehovah, supporteth me.
In the abundance of my thoughts within me, Thy comforts
delight my soul.
Is a throne of mischief joined with Thee? A framer of
perverseness by statute?
They decree against the soul of the righteous, And innocent
blood declare wicked.
And Jehovah is for a high place to me, And my God is
for a rock -- my refuge,
And turneth back on them their iniquity, And in their
wickedness cutteth them off; Jehovah our God doth cut them off!