Jeremiah 12:1-3 RSV

1 Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I complain to thee; yet I would plead my case before thee. Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all who are treacherous thrive?
2 Thou plantest them, and they take root; they grow and bring forth fruit; thou art near in their mouth and far from their heart.
3 But thou, O LORD, knowest me; thou seest me, and triest my mind toward thee. Pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and set them apart for the day of slaughter.