The way of the consistently righteous—those living in moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relationship of their lives is level and straight; You, O Master, Who are upright, direct aright and make level the path of the uncompromisingly just and righteous. Yes, in the path of Your judgments, O Master, we wait expectantly for You; our heartfelt desire is for Your name and for the remembrance of You.
My soul yearns for You O Master in the night, yes, my spirit within me seeks You earnestly; for only when Your judgments are in the earth will the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness—uprightness and right standing with YHWH.
Though favor is shown to the wicked, yet they do not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness they deal perversely and refuse to see the majesty of the Master. Though Your hand is lifted high to strike, Master, they do not see it. Let them see Your zeal for Your people and be ashamed; yes, let the fire reserved for Your enemies consume them.
Master, You will ordain peace—YHWH’s favor and blessings, both temporal and spiritual for us, for You have also wrought in us and for us all our works. O Master, our YHWH, other masters besides You have ruled over us, but we will acknowledge and mention Your name only.
They the former tyrant masters are dead, they shall not live and reappear; they are powerless ghosts, they shall not rise and come back. Therefore You have visited and made an end of them and caused every memory of them—every trace of their supremacy to perish.
You have increased the nation, O Master; You have increased the nation. You are esteemed; You have enlarged all the borders of the land.
Master, when they were in trouble and distress, they sought and visited You; they poured out a prayerful whisper when Your chastening was upon them.