1Righteous are you, O LORD, when I complain to you; yet I would plead my case before you. 2Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all 3who are treacherous thrive?
You plant them, and they take root; they grow and produce fruit; 4you are near in their mouth and far from their heart.
5But you, O LORD, know me; 6you see me, and test my heart toward you. 7Pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and set them apart for 8the day of slaughter.