ל Why standest Thou afar··off, O Jehovah?
Why hidest◦ Thou Thyself in times of adversity?
In his pride a wicked one chases the afflicted;
let them be caught in the schemes which◦ they have thought out.
For a wicked one praises··himself over the lusting of his soul,
and his gain he blesses;
he disdains Jehovah.
A wicked one according··to the loftiness of his face◦ inquires· not▵ ·after Him.
There is no God in all of his schemes.
His ways travail at all times; Thy judgments are high from in··front··of him;
all are his adversaries; he puffs at them.
He says in his heart, I shall not▵ be moved,
to generation and generation, I am he who is not in evil.
His mouth is··full of an oath and deceits and fraud;
under his tongue are mischief◦ and iniquity◦.
He sits in ambush in the courts;
in hiding he kills the innocent:
his eyes are··secretly against the unfortunate.
He sets··an··ambush in hiding as a lion;
in his shelter he sets··an··ambush to catch◦ the afflicted;
he catches◦ the afflicted when he draws him in his net.
He crushes, he bows··down,
and the unfortunate one falls by his numerous ones.
He says in his heart, God◦* has forgotten;
He hides His face, He will not▵ see it perpetually.
ק Arise, O Jehovah;
O God◦, lift··up Thy hand:
forget not the afflicted.
Why does one who is wicked disdain God?
He says in his heart, Thou wilt not inquire··after me?
ר Thou seest; for Thou◦ lookest··upon mischief◦ and provocation,
to give with Thy hand;
the unfortunate one leaves◦ himself unto Thee;
Thou◦ art a helper to the orphan.
ש Break Thou the arm of the wicked;
and as for one who is evil, inquire··after his wickedness until Thou findest nothing▵.
Jehovah is King to eternity and forever;
the nations have perished from His land.
ת The longing of the meek Thou hast heard, O Jehovah;
Thou wilt establish their heart, Thou wilt cause Thine ear to attend:
to judge the orphan and the contrite,
so that a man▵ from the earth may not▵ still add to terrify.