| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|Jehovah Implored to Avenge His People|
| ||O JEHOVAH, thou God to whom vengeance belongeth,|
Thou God to whom vengeance belongeth, shine forth.
| ||Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth:|
Render to the proud their desert.
| ||Jehovah, how long shall the wicked,|
How long shall the wicked triumph?
| ||They prate, they speak arrogantly:|
All the workers of iniquity boast themselves.
| ||They break in pieces thy people, O Jehovah,|
And afflict thy heritage.
| ||They slay the widow and the sojourner,|
And murder the fatherless.
| ||And they say, Jehovah 1 will not see,|
Neither will the God of Jacob consider.
| ||Consider, ye brutish among the people;|
And ye fools, when will ye be wise?
| ||He that planted the ear, shall he not hear?|
He that formed the eye, shall he not see?
| ||He that chastiseth 2 the nations, shall not he correct,|
Even he that teacheth man knowledge?
| ||Jehovah knoweth the thoughts of man,|
That 3 they are vanity. 4
| ||Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Jehovah, 5|
And teachest out of thy law;
| ||That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity,|
Until the pit be digged for the wicked.
| ||For Jehovah will not cast off his people,|
Neither will he forsake his inheritance.
| ||For judgment shall return unto righteousness;|
And all the upright in heart shall follow it.
| ||Who will rise up for me against the evil-doers?|
Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
| ||Unless Jehovah had been my help,|
My soul had soon dwelt in silence.
| ||When I said, My foot slippeth;|
Thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, held me up.
| ||In the multitude of my thoughts 6 within me|
Thy comforts delight my soul.
| ||Shall the throne 7 of wickedness have fellowship with thee,|
Which frameth mischief by statute?
| ||They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous,|
And condemn the innocent blood.
| ||But Jehovah hath been my high tower,|
And my God the rock of my refuge.
| ||And he hath brought upon them their own iniquity,|
And will cut them off in their own wickedness;
Jehovah our God will cut them off.