You have not started any reading plans.
and you do not listen
or cry out to you about violencee
and you do not save?
3 Why do you force me to look at injustice?f
Why do you tolerate* wrongdoing?
Oppression and violence are right in front of me.
Strife is ongoing, and conflict escalates.
and justice never emerges.
For the wicked restrictg the righteous;
therefore, justiceh comes out perverted.
be utterly astounded!k
For I am doing something in your days
that you will not believel
when you hear about it.m
that bitter,o impetuous nation
that marches across the earth’s open spaces
to seize territories not its own.
7 They are fiercep and terrifying;
their views of justice and sovereignty
stem from themselves.
and more fierceD than wolves of the night.
Their horsemen charge ahead;
their horsemen come from distant lands.
They fly like eagles, swooping to devour.s
10 They mockw kings,
and rulers are a joke to them.
They laughx at every fortress
and build siege ramps to capturey it.
11 Then they sweepz by like the wind
and pass through.
They are guilty;F their strength is their god.
12 Are you not from eternity, Lord my God?aa
Lord, you appointed them to execute judgment;
my Rock,ac you destined them to punish us.
and you cannot tolerate wrongdoing.
So why do you tolerate those who are treacherous?af
Why are you silent
while oneH who is wicked swallows up
oneI who is more righteous than himself?
like the fish of the sea,ag
like marine creatures that have no ruler.
catch them in their dragnet,ah
and gather them in their fishing net;
that is why they are glad and rejoice.
and burn incense to their fishing net,
for by these things their portion is rich
and their food plentiful.ai
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