(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.