2 Rise up, O Judge of the earth.+
Repay to the haughty what they deserve.+
4 They babble and speak arrogantly;
All the wrongdoers brag about themselves.
6 They kill the widow and the foreign resident,
And they murder the fatherless children.
9 The One who made* the ear, can he not hear?
The One who formed the eye, can he not see?+
10 The One correcting the nations, can he not reprove?+
He is the One who imparts knowledge to people!+
12 Happy is the man whom you correct, O Jah,+
Whom you teach from your law,+
13 To give him tranquility during days of calamity,
Until a pit is dug for the wicked.+
15 For judgment will once again be righteous,
And all the upright in heart will follow it.
16 Who will rise up for me against the wicked?
Who will take a stand for me against the wrongdoers?
18 When I said: “My foot is slipping,”
Your loyal love, O Jehovah, kept supporting me.+
20 Can a throne* of corruption be allied with you
23 He will make their wicked deeds come back upon them.+
He will do away with* them by means of their own evil.