The way of the righteous is smooth; O Upright One, make the path of the righteous level.
Indeed, while following
the way of Your judgments, LORD, We have waited for You eagerly; Your name, and remembering You, is the desire of our
At night my soul longs for You, Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently; For when the earth experiences Your judgments, The inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
the wicked person is shown compassion, He does not learn righteousness; He deals unjustly in the land of uprightness, And does not perceive the majesty of the LORD.
LORD, Your hand is lifted up, yet
they do not see it. They see Your
zeal for the people and are put to shame; Indeed, fire will devour Your enemies.
LORD, You will establish peace for us, Since You have also performed for us all our works.
LORD, our God, other masters besides You have ruled us; But
through You alone we confess Your name.
The dead will not live, the departed spirits will not rise; Therefore You have punished and destroyed them, And You have eliminated all remembrance of them.
You have increased the nation, LORD, You have increased the nation, You are glorified; You have extended all the borders of the land.
LORD, they sought You in distress; They could only whisper a prayer, Your discipline was upon them.
As the pregnant woman approaches the time
to give birth, She writhes and
cries out in her labor pains; This is how we were before You, LORD.
We were pregnant, we writhed in labor,
We gave birth, as it seems, only
to wind. We could not accomplish deliverance for the earth, Nor were inhabitants of the world born.
Your dead will live; Their corpses will rise. You who lie in the dust, awake and shout for joy, For your dew is as
the dew of the dawn, And the earth will give birth to the departed spirits.
Come, my people, enter your rooms And close your doors behind you; Hide for a little while Until indignation runs its