He shatters the mighty without needing to investigate and sets up others in their place.
Therefore, aware of what they are doing, he overturns them by night, and they are crushed.
He strikes them as if they were common criminals in the open sight of others,
because they turned away from following him and gave no thought to any of his ways,
thereby bringing before him the cries of the poor; and he hears the cries of the oppressed.
"But if God is silent, who can accuse him; if he hides his face, who can see him? He may do this to nations and persons alike,
so that godless men will not become kings, and the people will not be lured into traps.
"For has anyone said to God, 'I have been chastised without having offended;
teach me what I have failed to see; and if I have done wrong, I will do it no more'?
Must his rewards meet your approval? Well, you are the one who doesn't like them, so you, not I, should pick the alternative; come on, say what you think!
Intelligent people will tell me, every wise man who hears me will say,