1aWhy do you stand so far away, LORD, hiding yourself in troubling times?
Meanwhile, the wicked are proudly in hot pursuit of those who suffer. Let them get caught in the very same schemes they've thought up!
The wicked brag about their body'sb cravings; the greedy reject the LORD, cursing.
At the peak of their wrath, the wicked don't seek God: There's no God— that's what they are always thinking.
Their ways are always twisted. Your rules are too lofty for them. They snort at all their foes.
They think to themselves, We'll never stumble. We'll never encounter any resistance.