1: O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.
2: Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.
3: LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?
4: How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?
5: They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.
6: They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
7: Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.
8: Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?
9: He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?
10: He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?
11: The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.
12: Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;
13: That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.
14: For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.
15: But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
16: Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
17: Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.
18: When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.
19: In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
20: Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?
21: They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
22: But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.
23: And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.
known by God: he knows my thoughts
blessed because I am chastened by God: he is teaching me
not casted off, nor forsaken
held up and helped by the LORD
meditating on the LORD: he is my defense; my refuge is in him
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