They kill the widow and the sojourner, and murder the fatherless;
and they say, “The Lord does not see; the God of Jacob does not perceive.”
Understand, O dullest of the people! Fools, when will you be wise?
He who planted the ear, does he not hear? He who formed the eye, does he not see?
He who disciplines the nations, does he not rebuke? He who teaches man knowledge—
Who rises up for me against the wicked? Who stands up for me against evildoers?
If the Lord had not been my help, my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence.
When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.
They band together against the life of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.
He will bring back on them their iniquity and wipe them out for their wickedness; the Lord our God will wipe them out.