Why, O LORD, do you stand 1far away? Why 2do you hide yourself in 3times of trouble?
In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor; let them 4be caught in the schemes that they have devised.
For the wicked 5boasts of the desires of his soul, and the one greedy for gain 6cursesa and 7renounces the LORD.
In the pride of his faceb the wicked does not 8seek him;c all his thoughts are, 9"There is no God."
His ways prosper at all times; your judgments are on high, 10out of his sight; as for all his foes, he 11puffs at them.
He 12says in his heart, "I shall not be moved; throughout all generations I 13shall not meet adversity."