Why 1do You standafar off, O LORD ? Why 2do You hideaYourself in times of trouble ?
In 3pride the wickedbhotlypursue the afflicted ; cLet them be 4caught in the plotswhich they have devised.
For the wicked5boasts of his 6heart'sdesire, And dthe greedymancurses and 7spurns the LORD.
The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, 8does not seek Him. All his ethoughts are, "9There is noGod."
His waysf10prosper at alltimes ; Your judgments are on high, 11out of his sight ; As for all his adversaries, he snorts at them.
He says to himself, "12I will not be moved ; gThroughout allgenerations13I will not be in adversity."