He boasts1 of the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD.24
In his pride the wicked does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.35
His ways are always prosperous; he is haughty4 and your laws are far from him; he sneers at all his enemies.
He says to himself, "Nothing will shake me; I'll always be happy5 and never have trouble."
His mouth is full of curses6 and lies and threats;7 trouble and evil are under his tongue.88
He lies in wait9 near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent,10 watching in secret for his victims.
He lies in wait like a lion in cover; he lies in wait to catch the helpless;11 he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.1210
His victims are crushed,13 they collapse; they fall under his strength.
He says to himself, "God has forgotten;14 he covers his face and never sees."1512
Arise,16 LORD! Lift up your hand,17 O God. Do not forget the helpless.1813
Why does the wicked man revile God?19 Why does he say to himself, "He won't call me to account"?20