Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.
For I am full of words, and the spirit within me constrains me.
From Zion, the most beautiful of all places, God comes in splendor.
A song, a psalm of Asaph. O God, do not be silent! Do not ignore us! Do not be inactive, O God!
When a sentence is not executed at once against a crime, the human heart is encouraged to do evil.
I, the Lord, say: 'You people have deserted me! You keep turning your back on me.' So I have unleashed my power against you and have begun to destroy you. I have grown tired of feeling sorry for you!"
Finally the Lord could no longer endure your wicked deeds and the disgusting things you did. That is why your land has become the desolate, uninhabited ruin that it is today. That is why it has become a proverbial example used in curses.
Won't God give justice to his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he delay long to help them?
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some regard slowness, but is being patient toward you, because he does not wish for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
In light of all this, how can you still hold back, Lord? How can you be silent and continue to humiliate us?