1 O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.
2 Exalt thy selfe, O Iudge of the worlde, and render a reward to the proude.
3 LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?
4 They prate and speake fiercely: all the workers of iniquitie vaunt themselues.
5 They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.
6 They slay the widowe and the stranger, and murther the fatherlesse.
7 Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard [it].
8 Vnderstande ye vnwise among the people: and ye fooles, 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 thoughtes of man, that they are vanitie.
12 Blessed [is] the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;
13 That thou mayest giue him rest from the dayes of euill, whiles the pitte is digged for the wicked.
14 Surely the Lorde will not faile 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 vp with me against the wicked? or who will take my part against the workers of iniquitie?
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 them together against the soule of the righteous, and condemne the innocent blood.
22 But the Lorde is my refuge, and my God is the rocke of mine hope.
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.