A strong person owns the land. A privileged person lives in it.
You send widows away empty-handed, and the arms of orphans are broken.
That is why traps are all around you and great fear suddenly grips you.
[That is why] darkness surrounds you and you cannot see and a flood of water covers you.
"Isn't God high above in the heavens? Look how high the highest stars are!
You ask, 'What does God know? Can he judge [anything] from behind a dark cloud?
Thick clouds surround him so that he cannot see. He walks above the clouds.'
"Are you following the old path that wicked people have taken?
They are snatched up before their time. A river washes their foundation away.
They told God, 'Leave us alone! What can the Almighty do for us?'
Yet, he filled their homes with good things. (The plan of the wicked is foreign to my way of thinking.)