1Why standest Thou afar off, Hashem? Why hidest Thou Thyself in times of tzoros? 2The reshah in his ga'avah (haughtiness) doth persecute the ani (poor, see Zech 9:9 where ani is Moshiach); let them be caught in the devices that they have schemed. 3For the reshah boasteth of his ta'avat nefesh (soul's lust), and blesseth the covetous, whom Hashem abhorreth. 4The reshah, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after Him; Elohim is not in all his thoughts. 5His ways are always prosperous; Thy mishpatim are on high, out of his sight; as for all his enemies, he sneers at them. 6He hath said in his lev, I shall not be shaken; throughout all generations I shall never be in trouble. 7His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud; under his leshon (tongue) is trouble and iniquity. 8He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages; in the places for ambush doth he murder the naki (innocent); his eyes are secretly set against the poor. 9He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den; he lieth in wait to catch the poor; he doth catch the poor when he draweth him into his reshet. 10He crouches, and stoops, that the poor may fall by his atzum (might). 11He hath said in his lev, El hath forgotten; He hideth his face; He will never see it. 12Arise, Hashem; O El, lift up Thine yad; forget not the aniyim. 13For why doth the reshah renounce Elohim? He hath said in his lev, Thou wilt not call me to account. 14Thou hast seen it; for Thou beholdest trouble and ka'as (grief), to requite it with Thy yad; the helpless committeth himself unto Thee; Thou art the Ozer (helper) of the yatom (orphan). 15Break Thou the zero'a of the reshah and the evil man; call to account his wickedness that would not be found out. 16Hashem is Melech olam va'ed; the Goyim are perished out of His land. 17Hashem, Thou hast heard the desire of the aniyim; Thou wilt strengthen their lev, Thou wilt cause Thine ear to hear; 18To judge the yatom (orphan) and the oppressed, that enosh of the earth may no more strike terror.