2 H3068 O LORD H7768 , how long shall I cry [H8765] H8085 , and thou wilt not hear [H8799] H2199 ! even cry out [H8799] H2555 unto thee of violence H3467 , and thou wilt not save [H8686] !
3 H7200 Why dost thou shew [H8686] H205 me iniquity H5027 , and cause me to behold [H8686] H5999 grievance H7701 ? for spoiling H2555 and violence H5375 are before me: and there are that raise up [H8799] H7379 strife H4066 and contention.
4 H8451 Therefore the law H6313 is slacked [H8799] H4941 , and judgment H5331 doth never H3318 go forth [H8799] H7563 : for the wicked H3803 doth compass [H8688] H6662 about the righteous H6127 ; therefore wrong [H8794] H4941 judgment H3318 proceedeth [H8799] .
5 H7200 Behold [H8798] H1471 ye among the heathen H5027 , and regard [H8685] H8539 , and wonder [H8690] H8539 marvellously [H8798] H6466 : for I will work [H8802] H6467 a work H3117 in your days H539 , which ye will not believe [H8686] H5608 , though it be told [H8792] you .
6 H6965 For, lo, I raise up [H8688] H3778 the Chaldeans H4751 , that bitter H4116 and hasty [H8737] H1471 nation H1980 , which shall march [H8802] H4800 through the breadth H776 of the land H3423 , to possess [H8800] H4908 the dwellingplaces that are not theirs.
7 H366 They are terrible H3372 and dreadful [H8737] H4941 : their judgment H7613 and their dignity H3318 shall proceed [H8799] of themselves.
8 H5483 Their horses H7043 also are swifter [H8804] H5246 than the leopards H2300 , and are more fierce [H8804] H6153 than the evening H2061 wolves H6571 : and their horsemen H6335 shall spread [H8804] H6571 themselves, and their horsemen H935 shall come [H8799] H7350 from far H5774 ; they shall fly [H8799] H5404 as the eagle H2363 that hasteth [H8804] H398 to eat [H8800] .
9 H935 They shall come [H8799] H2555 all for violence H6440 : their faces H4041 shall sup up H6921 as the east wind H622 , and they shall gather [H8799] H7628 the captivity H2344 as the sand.
10 H7046 And they shall scoff [H8691] H4428 at the kings H7336 , and the princes [H8802] H4890 shall be a scorn H7832 unto them: they shall deride [H8799] H4013 every strong hold H6651 ; for they shall heap [H8799] H6083 dust H3920 , and take [H8799] it.
11 H7307 Then shall his mind H2498 change [H8804] H5674 , and he shall pass over [H8799] H816 , and offend [H8804] H2098 , imputing this H3581 his power H433 unto his god.
12 H6924 Art thou not from everlasting H3068 , O LORD H430 my God H6918 , mine Holy One H4191 ? we shall not die [H8799] H3068 . O LORD H7760 , thou hast ordained [H8804] H4941 them for judgment H6697 ; and, O mighty God H3245 , thou hast established [H8804] H3198 them for correction [H8687] .
13 H2889 Thou art of purer H5869 eyes H7200 than to behold [H8800] H7451 evil H3201 , and canst [H8799] H5027 not look [H8687] H5999 on iniquity H5027 : wherefore lookest [H8686] H898 thou upon them that deal treacherously [H8802] H2790 , and holdest thy tongue [H8686] H7563 when the wicked H1104 devoureth [H8763] H6662 the man that is more righteous than he?
14 H6213 And makest [H8799] H120 men H1709 as the fishes H3220 of the sea H7431 , as the creeping things H4910 , that have no ruler [H8802] over them?
15 H5927 They take up [H8689] H2443 all of them with the angle H1641 , they catch [H8799] H2764 them in their net H622 , and gather [H8799] H4365 them in their drag H8055 : therefore they rejoice [H8799] H1523 and are glad [H8799] .
16 H2076 Therefore they sacrifice [H8762] H2764 unto their net H6999 , and burn incense [H8762] H4365 unto their drag H1992 ; because by them H2506 their portion H8082 is fat H3978 , and their meat H1277 plenteous.