Why do you stand far off, LORD? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
In arrogance, the wicked hunt down the weak; They are caught in the schemes that they devise.
For the wicked boasts of his heart's cravings, He blesses the greedy, and condemns the LORD.
The wicked, in the pride of his face, Has no room in his thoughts for God.
His ways are prosperous at all times; He is haughty, and your laws are far from his sight: As for all his adversaries, he sneers at them.
He says in his heart, "I shall not be shaken; For generations I shall have no trouble."