When you did these things, I was silent, so you thought I was exactly like you. But now I will condemn you and state my case against you!
In light of all this, how can you still hold back, Lord? How can you be silent and continue to humiliate us?
You are too just to tolerate evil; you are unable to condone wrongdoing. So why do you put up with such treacherous people? Why do you say nothing when the wicked devour those more righteous than they are?
But if God is quiet, who can condemn him? If he hides his face, then who can see him? Yet he is over the individual and the nation alike,
"I have been inactive for a long time; I kept quiet and held back. Like a woman in labor I groan; I pant and gasp.
Whom are you worried about? Whom do you fear, that you would act so deceitfully and not remember me or think about me? Because I have been silent for so long, you are not afraid of me.
The Lord your God is in your midst; he is a warrior who can deliver. He takes great delight in you; he renews you by his love; he shouts for joy over you."
and the blast of a trumpet and a voice uttering words such that those who heard begged to hear no more.
By David. To you, O Lord, I cry out! My protector, do not ignore me! If you do not respond to me, I will join those who are descending into the grave.
A song, a psalm of Asaph. O God, do not be silent! Do not ignore us! Do not be inactive, O God!
For the music director, a psalm of David. O God whom I praise, do not ignore me!
"For the sake of Zion I will not be silent; for the sake of Jerusalem I will not be quiet, until her vindication shines brightly and her deliverance burns like a torch."