- Why, Jehovah, standest thou afar off?
[Why] hidest thou thyself in times of distress?
- The wicked, in his pride, doth hotly pursue the afflicted.
They shall be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
- For the wicked boasteth of his soul's desire, and he blesseth the covetous;
he contemneth Jehovah.
- The wicked [saith], in the haughtiness of his countenance, He doth not search out: all his thoughts are, There is no God!
- His ways always succeed;
thy judgments are far above out of his sight;
[as for] all his adversaries, he puffeth at them.
- He saith in his heart, I shall not be moved;
from generation to generation I shall be in no adversity.
- His mouth is full of cursing, and deceit, and oppression;
under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.
- He sitteth in the lurking-places of the villages;
in the secret places doth he slay the innocent: his eyes watch for the wretched.
- He lieth in wait secretly, like a lion in his thicket;
he lieth in wait to catch the afflicted: he doth catch the afflicted, drawing him into his net.
- He croucheth, he boweth down, that the wretched may fall by his strong ones.
- He saith in his heart, God hath forgotten, he hideth his face, he will never see [it].
- Arise, Jehovah;
O God, lift up thy hand: forget not the afflicted.
- Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God?
He hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require [it].
- Thou hast seen [it], for thou thyself beholdest trouble and vexation, to requite by thy hand.
The wretched committeth himself unto thee;
thou hast been the helper of the fatherless.
- Break thou the arm of the wicked, and as for the evil man, seek out his wickedness [till] thou find none.
- Jehovah is King for ever and ever: the nations have perished out of his land.
- Jehovah, thou hast heard the desire of the meek, thou hast established their heart: thou causest thine ear to hear,
- To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed one, that the man of the earth may terrify no more.