1Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me talka with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wickedprosper ? wherefore are all they happy that deal verytreacherously ?
Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root : they grow ,b yea, they bring forthfruit: thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins.3
But thou, O LORD,knowest me: thou hast seen me, and tried mine heart toward thee: pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.4
How long shall the landmourn , and the herbs of every fieldwither , for the wickedness of them that dwell therein? the beasts are consumed , and the birds; because they said , He shall not see our last end.