Psalm 94

1 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 tranquillity 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.

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