94 O God of vengeance, Jehovah,+
O God of vengeance, shine forth!
2 Rise up, O Judge of the earth.+
Repay to the haughty what they deserve.+
3 How long will the wicked, O Jehovah,
How long will the wicked continue to exult?+
4 They babble and speak arrogantly;
All the wrongdoers brag about themselves.
5 They crush your people, O Jehovah,+
And oppress your inheritance.
6 They kill the widow and the foreign resident,
And they murder the fatherless children.
7 They say: “Jah does not see;+
The God of Jacob does not take notice of it.”+
8 Understand this, you who are unreasoning;
You foolish ones, when will you ever show insight?+
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!+
11 Jehovah knows the thoughts of men,
That they are but a mere breath.+
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.+
14 For Jehovah will not forsake his people,+
Nor will he abandon his inheritance.+
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?
17 If Jehovah had not been my helper,
I* would soon have perished.*+
18 When I said: “My foot is slipping,”
Your loyal love, O Jehovah, kept supporting me.+
19 When anxieties* overwhelmed me,*
You comforted and soothed me.*+
20 Can a throne* of corruption be allied with you
While it is framing trouble in the name of the law?*+
21 They make vicious attacks on the righteous one*+
And condemn the innocent one to death.*+
22 But Jehovah will become a secure refuge* for me,
My God is my rock of refuge.+
23 He will make their wicked deeds come back upon them.+
He will do away with* them by means of their own evil.
Jehovah our God will do away with* them.+