Righteous a are You, O LORD, when I plead with You;
Yet let me talk with You about Your judgments.
b Why does the way of the wicked prosper?
Why are those happy who deal so treacherously? 2 You have planted them, yes, they have taken root;
They grow, yes, they bear fruit.
c You are near in their mouth
But far from their 1 mind. 3 But You, O LORD, d know me;
You have seen me,
And You have e tested my heart toward You.
Pull them out like sheep for the slaughter,
And prepare them for f the day of slaughter. 4 How long will g the land mourn,
And the herbs of every field wither?
h The beasts and birds are consumed,
i For the wickedness of those who dwell there,
Because they said, "He will not see our final end."