O LORD, why do you stand so far away? Why do you hide when I need you the most?
Proud and wicked people viciously oppress the poor. Let them be caught in the evil they plan for others.
For they brag about their evil desires; they praise the greedy and curse the LORD.
These wicked people are too proud to seek God. They seem to think that God is dead.
Yet they succeed in everything they do. They do not see your punishment awaiting them. They pour scorn on all their enemies.
They say to themselves, "Nothing bad will ever happen to us! We will be free of trouble forever!"
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)