Psalm 94. Deus ultionum.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Eighteenth Day - Evening Prayer.
- O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth, *
thou God, to whom vengeance belongeth, show thyself.
- Arise, thou Judge of the world, *
and reward the proud after their deserving.
- Lord, how long shall the ungodly, *
how long shall the ungodly triumph?
- How long shall all wicked doers speak so disdainfully, *
and make such proud boasting?
- They smite down thy people, O Lord, *
and trouble thine heritage.
- They murder the widow and the stranger, *
and put the fatherless to death.
- And yet they say, Tush, the Lord shall not see, *
neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.
- Take heed, ye unwise among the people: *
O ye fools, when will ye understand?
- He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? *
or he that made the eye, shall he not see?
- Or he that instructeth the heathen, *
it is he that teacheth man knowledge; shall not he punish?
- The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man, *
that they are but vain.
- Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Lord, *
and teachest him in thy law;
- That thou mayest give him patience in time of adversity, *
until the pit be digged up for the ungodly.
- For the Lord will not fail his people; *
neither will he forsake his inheritance;
- Until righteousness turn again unto judgment: *
all such as are true in heart shall follow it.
- Who will rise up with me against the wicked? *
or who will take my part against the evil doers?
- If the Lord had not helped me, *
it had not failed, but my soul had been put to silence.
- But when I said, My foot hath slipt; *
thy mercy, O Lord, held me up.
- In the multitude of the sorrows that I had in my heart, *
thy comforts have refreshed my soul.
- Wilt thou have any thing to do with the throne of wickedness, *
which imagineth mischief as a law?
- They gather them together against the soul of the righteous, *
and condemn the innocent blood.
- But the Lord is my refuge, *
and my God is the strength of my confidence.
- He shall recompense them their wickedness, and destroy them in their own malice; *
yea, the Lord our God shall destroy them.
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