Lord,a why do You stand so far away? Why do You hide in times of trouble?
In arrogance the wicked relentlessly pursue the afflicted; let them be caught in the schemes they have devised.
For the wicked one boasts about his own cravings; the one who is greedy cursesb and despises the Lord.
In all his scheming, the wicked arrogantly thinks:c "There is no accountability, [since] God does not exist."d5
His ways are always secure;e Your lofty judgments are beyond his sight; he scoffs at all his adversaries.
He says to himself, "I will never be moved- from generation to generation without calamity."f