LORD, how long will I call for help and you not listen? I cry out to you, "Violence!" but you don't deliver us.
Why do you show me injustice and look at anguish so that devastation and violence are before me? There is strife, and conflict abounds.
The Instruction is ineffective; justice does not endure because the wicked surround the righteous. Justice becomes warped.
Look among the nations and watch! Be astonished and stare because something is happening in your days that you wouldn't believe even if told.
I am about to rouse the Chaldeans, that bitter and impetuous nation, which travels throughout the earth to possess dwelling places it does not own.