11Righteous are You, O LORD, that I would plead my case with You; Indeed I would 2discussmatters of justice with You: Why has the 3way of the wickedprospered ? Why are all those who 4deal in treachery at ease ?
You have 5planted them, they have alsotakenroot ; They grow, they have evenproducedfruit. You are 6nearato their lips But far from their bmind.
But You 7know me, O LORD ; You see me; And You 8examine my heart's attitude toward You. Drag them off like sheep for the slaughter And cset them apart for a 9day of carnage !
4Howlong is the 10land to mourn And the 11vegetation of the countryside to wither ? For the 12wickedness of those who dwell in it, 13Animals and birds have been snatchedaway, Because men have said, "He will not see our latter14ending."