He punishes them for their wickedness1 where everyone can see them,
because they turned from following him2 and had no regard for any of his ways.3
They caused the cry of the poor to come before him, so that he heard the cry of the needy.4
Scripture quoted by permission. Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by Biblica. All rights reserved worldwide.
(New International Version Bible Online)