You have not started any reading plans.
and You do not listen
and You do not save?
3 Why do You force me to look at injustice? g
Why do You tolerate h wrongdoing?
Oppression and violence are right in front of me.
Strife is ongoing, and conflict escalates.
and justice never emerges.
For the wicked restrict i the righteous;
therefore, justice j comes out perverted.
be utterly astounded! n
For something is taking place in your days
that you will not believe o
when you hear about it. p
that bitter, s impetuous nation
that marches across the earth’s open spaces
to seize territories not its own.
7 They are fierce t and terrifying;
their views of justice and sovereignty
stem from themselves.
and more fierce w than wolves of the night.
Their horsemen charge ahead;
their horsemen come from distant lands.
They fly like an eagle, swooping to devour. x
10 They mock c kings,
and rulers are a joke to them.
They laugh d at every fortress
and build siege ramps to capture e it.
11 Then they sweep f by like the wind
and pass through.
Lord, You appointed them to execute judgment;
my Rock, k You destined them to punish us.
and You cannot tolerate wrongdoing.
So why do You tolerate those who are treacherous? n
Why are You silent
while one o who is wicked swallows up
one p who is more righteous than himself?
like the fish of the sea, q
like marine creatures that have no ruler.
catch them in their dragnet, r
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. s
17 Will they therefore empty their net t
and continually slaughter nations without mercy?
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