Why do you hide when I am in trouble?
Let them be caught in the evil they plan for others.
they praise the greedy and curse the Lord.
They seem to think that God is dead.
They do not see your punishment awaiting them.
They sneer at all their enemies.
We will be free of trouble forever!”
7 Their mouths are full of cursing, lies, and threats.*
Trouble and evil are on the tips of their tongues.
waiting to murder innocent people.
They are always searching for helpless victims.
they wait to pounce on the helpless.
Like hunters they capture the helpless
and drag them away in nets.
they fall beneath the strength of the wicked.
He has closed his eyes and won’t even see what we do!”
Punish the wicked, O God!
Do not ignore the helpless!
They think, “God will never call us to account.”
You take note of it and punish them.
The helpless put their trust in you.
You defend the orphans.
Go after them until the last one is destroyed.
The godless nations will vanish from the land.
Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them.
so mere people can no longer terrify them.
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