The Book of Psalms
1 – The Lord is the God to whom revenge belongeth: the God of revenge hath acted freely.
2 – Lift up thyself, thou that judgest the earth: render a reward to the proud.
3 – How long shall sinners, O Lord: how long shall sinners glory?
4 – Shall they utter, and speak iniquity: shall all speak who work injustice?
5 – Thy people, O Lord, they have brought low: and they have afflicted thy inheritance.
6 – They have slain the widow and the stranger: and they have murdered the fatherless.
7 – And they have said: The Lord shall not see: neither shall the God of Jacob understand.
8 – Understand, ye senseless among the people: and, you fools, be wise at last.
9 – He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? or he that formed the eye, doth he not consider?
10 – He that chastiseth nations, shall he not rebuke: he that teacheth man knowledge?
11 – The Lord knoweth the thoughts of men, that they are vain.
12 – Blessed is the man whom thou shalt instruct, O Lord: and shalt teach him out of thy law.
13 – That thou mayst give him rest from the evil days: till a pit be dug for the wicked.
14 – For the Lord will not cast off his people: neither will he forsake his own inheritance.
15 – Until justice be turned into judgment: and they that are near it are all the upright in heart.
16 – Who shall rise up for me against the evildoers? or who shall stand with me against the workers of iniquity?
17 – Unless the Lord had been my helper, my soul had almost dwelt in hell.
18 – If I said: My foot is moved: thy mercy, O Lord, assisted me.
19 – According to the multitude of my sorrows in my heart, thy comforts have given joy to my soul.
20 – Doth the seat of iniquity stick to thee, who framest labour in commandment?
21 – They will hunt after the soul of the just, and will condemn innocent blood.
22 – But the Lord is my refuge: and my God the help of my hope.
23 – And he will render them their iniquity: and in their malice he will destroy them: the Lord our God will destroy them.
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