Why are you so far away, O Lord? Why do you hide yourself when we are in trouble?
The wicked are proud and persecute the poor; catch them in the traps they have made.
The wicked are proud of their evil desires; the greedy curse and reject the Lord.
The wicked do not care about the Lord; in their pride they think that God doesn't matter.
The wicked succeed in everything. They cannot understand God's judgments; they sneer at their enemies.
They say to themselves, "We will never fail; we will never be in trouble."