94 * O God* of acts of vengeance, Jehovah,+O God of acts of vengeance, beam forth!+ 2 Raise yourself up, O Judge of the earth.+Bring back a retribution upon the haughty ones.+ 3 How long are the wicked, O Jehovah,+How long are the wicked themselves going to exult?+ 4 They keep bubbling forth, they keep speaking unrestrained;+All the practicers of what is hurtful keep bragging about themselves.+ 5 Your people, O Jehovah, they keep crushing,+And your inheritance they keep afflicting.+ 6 The widow and the alien resident they kill,+And the fatherless boys they murder.+ 7 And they keep saying: “Jah* does not see;+And the God* of Jacob does not understand [it].”+ 8 Understand, YOU who are unreasoning among the people;+And as for YOU stupid ones, when will YOU have any insight?+ 9 The One planting the ear, can he not hear?+Or the One forming the eye, can he not look?+ 10 The One correcting the nations, can he not reprove,+Even the One teaching men knowledge?+ 11 Jehovah is knowing the thoughts of men,* that they are as an exhalation.+ 12 Happy is the able-bodied man* whom you correct,+ O Jah,And whom you teach out of your own law,+ 13 To give him quietness from days of calamity,+Until for the wicked one a pit is excavated.+ 14 For Jehovah will not forsake his people,+Nor will he leave his own inheritance.+ 15 For judicial decision will return even to righteousness,+And all the upright in heart will follow it. 16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers?+Who will take his stand for me against the practicers of hurtfulness?+ 17 Unless Jehovah had been of assistance to me,+In a little while my soul would have resided in silence.+ 18 When I said: “My foot will certainly move unsteadily,”+Your own loving-kindness, O Jehovah, kept sustaining me.+ 19 When my disquieting thoughts became many inside of me,+Your own consolations began to fondle my soul.+ 20 Will the throne causing adversities be allied with you+While it is framing trouble by decree?+ 21 They make sharp attacks on the soul of the righteous one+And pronounce wicked even the blood of the innocent one.+ 22 But Jehovah will become a secure height for me,+And my God the rock of my refuge.+ 23 And he will turn back upon them their hurtfulness+And will silence them with their own calamity.+Jehovah our God will silence them.+
^ LXX has the superscription: “A psalm of David, for the fourth day of the week”; Vg is similar.
^ “God of.” Heb., ʼEl.
^ “Jah.” Heb., Yah. See 68:4 ftn.
^ “God of.” Heb., ʼElo·hehʹ.
^ Lit., “earthling man.” Heb., ʼa·dhamʹ.
^ “The able-bodied man.” Heb., hag·geʹver.