He shatters the mighty without examining them; makes others take their place.
Thus he regards their deeds, overturns them at night, and they are crushed.
He strikes them because of their wickedness at a place where people can see it.
Because they turned from following him and didn't value all his ways,
causing the cry of the poor to reach him, he hears the cry of the afflicted.
Still, if he remains quiet, who can condemn; if he hides his face, who can see him?
He prevents a lawless person from ruling, from capturing people.
Has Job said to God, "I have borne punishment; I won't sin again?
You teach me what I can't see; if I've sinned, I won't do it again."
Will he repay you because you reject sin, for you must choose, not I; declare what you know.
Smart people say to me, the wise who hear me,