Why do You stand afar off, O Lord? Why do You hide in times of trouble?
The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.
For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire; He blesses the greedy and renounces the Lord.
The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts.
His ways are always prospering; Your judgments are far above, out of his sight; As for all his enemies, he sneers at them.
He has said in his heart, "I shall not be moved; I shall never be in adversity."
His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression; Under his tongue is trouble and iniquity.