King James Version
7 The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.
8 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.
9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
10 Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the Lord.
11 Lord, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.
12 Lord, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.
13 O Lord our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.
14 They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.
15 Thou hast increased the nation, O Lord, thou hast increased the nation: thou art glorified: thou hadst removed it far unto all the ends of the earth.Read full chapter
English Standard Version
7 The path of the righteous is level;
(A)you make level the way of the righteous.
8 In the path of your judgments,
O Lord, we wait for you;
(B)your name and (C)remembrance
are the desire of our soul.
9 My soul yearns for you in the night;
my spirit within me earnestly seeks you.
(D)For when your judgments are in the earth,
the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
10 (E)If favor is shown to the wicked,
he does not learn righteousness;
in the land of uprightness he deals corruptly
and does not see the majesty of the Lord.
11 O Lord, (F)your hand is lifted up,
but (G)they do not see it.
Let them see your zeal for your people, and be ashamed.
Let (H)the fire for your adversaries consume them.
12 O Lord, you will ordain (I)peace for us,
for you have indeed done for us all our works.
13 O Lord our God,
(J)other lords besides you have ruled over us,
(K)but your name alone we bring to remembrance.
14 They are dead, they will not live;
they are shades, they will not arise;
to that end you have visited them with destruction
and wiped out all remembrance of them.
15 (L)But you have increased the nation, O Lord,
you have increased the nation; you are glorified;
(M)you have enlarged all the borders of the land.