“O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.
Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.
Lord, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?
How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?
They break in pieces thy people, O Lord, and afflict thine heritage.
They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
Yet they say, The Lord shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.
Understand, 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 the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?
The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.
Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Lord, and teachest him out of thy law;
That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.
For the Lord will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.
But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.
When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O Lord, held me up.
In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?
They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
But the Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.
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.” – Psalm 94 (KJV)
O Lord, God of vengeance,
God of vengeance, shine forth.
Rise up, O Judge of the earth.
Repay the proud with what they deserve.
How long will the wicked, O Lord,
how long will the wicked celebrate?
They gush. They speak arrogantly.
All the evildoers brag about themselves.
They crush your people, O Lord.
They oppress the people that belong to you.
They kill the widow and the alien.
They murder the fatherless.
Then they say, “The Lord[a] does not see.
The God of Jacob does not understand.”
Understand, you brutes among the people.
You fools, when will you become wise?
The one who planted the ear—will he not hear?
The one who formed the eye—will he not observe?
The one who disciplines nations—will he not rebuke them?
He is the one who teaches mankind knowledge.
The Lord knows the thoughts of mankind.
He knows that they are just vapor.
How blessed is the person whom you discipline, O Lord,
whom you teach from your law.
You grant him rest in days of trouble,
until a pit is dug for the wicked.
For the Lord will not desert his people,
and he will never forsake those who are his own.
Then judgment will again be based on righteousness,
and all the upright in heart will pursue it.
Who will rise up for me against the wicked?
Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?
Unless the Lord had been my helper,
my soul would soon have dwelt in silence.
When I said, “My foot has slipped,”
your mercy, Lord, upheld me.
When my worries within me were many,
your comfort brought joy to my soul.
Can a destructive throne be allied with you,
one that creates injustice by its decrees?
They band together against the life of the righteous,
and they condemn innocent blood.
But the Lord has become my fortress,
and my God is the rock where I take refuge.
Then he will repay them for their iniquity,
and he will destroy them for their wickedness.
The Lord our God will destroy them. – Psalm 94 (EHV)
[a] Psalm 94:7 The short form of the divine name, Yah, is used instead of the long form, Yahweh. Also in verse 12.