Psalm 94 Wednesday Midday 4
The God of vindication, Yahweh, * the God of vindication shone forth!
Rise, judge of the world; * give the presumptious their due.
How much longer shall the wicked, Yahweh, * how much longer shall the wicked exult?
How much longer shall they mouth insolent speech, * shall all the evildoers show off?
Your people, Yahweh, they crushed, * and your own they afflicted.
Widow and stranger they killed; * the poor orphans they murdered,
thinking, “Yah does not see; * Jacob's God takes no notice.”
Stupid ones, learn some wisdom! * Fools, when will you understand?
Is the planter of the ear unable to hear? * Is the grower of the eye unable to see?
Is the instructor of nations unable to punish? * Is the teacher of mankind without knowledge?
Yahweh knows the plans of men, * that they are futile.
Happy the man you have instructed, Yah, * whom you have taught from your law,
giving him relief after the evil days, * while a pit is being dug for the wicked.
Yahweh surely will not desert his people; * he will not abandon his own.
But the tribunal of justice will revive fair practice, * and with it all upright hearts.
Who rose up for me against the wicked? * Against evildoers, who took a stand for me?
If Yahweh had not been my help, * by now I would have dwelt in the Dungeon.
When I said, “My foot is sinking,” * your love, Yahweh, supported me.
When my cares grew too many within me, * your consolations delighted my soul.
Can the throne of injustice be your partner, * the architect of disorder have your protection?
They ganged up against the life of the just, * and secretly condemned the innocent.
But Yahweh became a bulwark for me, * and my God my mountain of refuge.
He made their malice bounce back on them, * and for their evil did away with them; * Yahweh our God did away with them.
End of Wed Midday 4