1 aRighteous are You, O Lord, that I would plead my case with You;
Indeed I would bdiscuss matters of justice with You:
Why has the cway of the wicked prospered?
Why are all those who ddeal in treachery at ease?
2 You have aplanted them, they have also taken root;
They grow, they have even produced fruit.
But far from their 2mind.
3 But You aknow me, O Lord;
You see me;
And You bexamine my heart’s attitude toward You.
Drag them off like sheep for the slaughter
4 How long is the aland to mourn
And the bvegetation of the countryside to wither?
For the cwickedness of those who dwell in it,
dAnimals and birds have been snatched away,
Because men have said, “He will not see our latter eending.”
Lit in their mouth
Lit sanctify them