Habakkuk's First Prayer

2 How long, Lord, must I call for help and You do not listen, or cry out to You about violence and You do not save?
3 Why do You force me to look at injustice? Why do You toleratea wrongdoing? Oppression and violence are right in front of me. Strife is ongoing, and conflict escalates.
4 This is why the law is ineffective and justice never emerges. For the wicked restrict the righteous; therefore, justice comes out perverted.