(9-22) Why, O Lord, hast thou retired afar off? why dost thou slight us in our wants, in the time of trouble?
(9-23) Whilst the wicked man is proud, the poor is set on fire: they are caught in the counsels which they devise.
(9-24) For the sinner is praised in the desires of his soul: and the unjust man is blessed.
(9-25) The sinner hath provoked the Lord, according to the multitude of his wrath, he will not seek him:
(9-26) God is not before his eyes: his ways are filthy at all times. Thy judgments are removed form his sight: he shall rule over all his enemies.
(9-27) For he hath said in his heart: I shall not be moved from generation to generation, and shall be without evil.
(9-28) His mouth is full of cursing, and of bitterness, and of deceit: under his tongue are labour and sorrow.
(9-29) He sitteth in ambush with the rich, in private places, that he may kill the innocent.
(9-30) His eyes are upon the poor man: he lieth in wait, in secret, like a lion in his den. He lieth in ambush, that he may catch the poor man: so catch the poor, whilst he draweth him to him.
(9-31) In his net he will bring him down, he will crouch and fall, when he shall have power over the poor.
(9-32) For he hath said in his heart: God hath forgotten, he hath turned away his face, not to see to the end.
(9-33) Arise, O Lord God, let thy hand be exalted: forget not the poor.
(9-34) Wherefore hath the wicked provoked God? for he hath said in his heart: He will not require it.
(9-35) Thou seest it, for thou considerest labour and sorrow: that thou mayst deliver them into thy hands. To thee is the poor man left: thou wilt be a helper to the orphan.
(9-36) Break thou the arm of the sinner and of the malignant: his sin shall be sought, and shall not be found.
(9-37) The Lord shall reign to eternity, yea, for ever and ever: ye Gentiles shall perish from his land.
(9-38) The Lord hath heard the desire of the poor: thy ear hath heard the preparation of their heart.
(9-39) To judge for the fatherless and for the humble, that man may no more presume to magnify himself upon earth.