His ways are always secure; Your lofty judgments are beyond his sight; he scoffs at all his adversaries.
For I envied the arrogant; I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
They spend their days in prosperity and go down to Sheol in peace.
The tents of robbers are safe, and those who provoke God are secure; God's power provides this.
Her adversaries have become [her] masters; her enemies are at ease, for the Lord has made her suffer because of her many transgressions. Her children have gone away as captives before the adversary.
"Then the king will do whatever he wants. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god, and he will say outrageous things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, because what has been decreed will be accomplished.
His power will be great, but it will not be his own. He will cause terrible destruction and succeed in whatever he does. He will destroy the powerful along with the holy people.
Because of rebellion, a host, together with the daily sacrifice, will be given over. The horn will throw truth to the ground and will be successful in whatever it does.
So now we consider the arrogant to be fortunate. Not only do those who commit wickedness prosper, they even test God and escape."
You will be righteous, Lord, even if I bring a case against You. Yet, I wish to contend with You: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? [Why] do the treacherous live at ease?
Be silent before the Lord and wait expectantly for Him; do not be agitated by one who prospers in his way, by the man who carries out evil plans.