You have done these things, and I kept silent;
you thought I was just like you.
But I will rebuke you
and lay out the case before you.
Lord, after all this, will You restrain Yourself?
Will You keep silent and afflict severely?
Your eyes are too pure to look on evil,
and You cannot tolerate wrongdoing.
So why do You tolerate those who are treacherous?
Why are You silent
while one who is wicked swallows up
one who is more righteous than himself?
But when God is silent, who can declare Him guilty?
When He hides His face, who can see Him?
Yet He watches over both individuals and nations,
“I have kept silent from ages past;
I have been quiet and restrained Myself.
But now, I will groan like a woman in labor,
Who was it you dreaded and feared,
so that you lied and didn’t remember Me
or take it to heart?
Have I not kept silent for such a long time
and you do not fear Me?
Yahweh your God is among you,
a warrior who saves.
He will rejoice over you with gladness.
He will bring you quietness with His love.
He will delight in you with shouts of joy.”
to the blast of a trumpet, and the sound of words. (Those who heard it begged that not another word be spoken to them,
Davidic.Lord, I call to You;
my rock, do not be deaf to me.
If You remain silent to me,
I will be like those going down to the Pit.
A song. A psalm of Asaph.God, do not keep silent.
Do not be deaf, God; do not be idle.
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.God of my praise, do not be silent.
I will not keep silent because of Zion,
and I will not keep still because of Jerusalem,
until her righteousness shines like a bright light
and her salvation, like a flaming torch.