Job 21:7; Psalm 17:9–10; Psalm 73:12; Jeremiah 12:1

oWhy do the wicked live,

reach old age, and grow mighty in power?


from the wicked who do me violence,

my deadly enemies who tsurround me.

10  uThey close their hearts to pity;

with their mouths they vspeak arrogantly.


12  Behold, these are the wicked;

always at ease, they oincrease in riches.


Jeremiah's Complaint

12  mRighteous are you, O Lord,

when I complain to you;

yet I would plead my case before you.

nWhy does the way of the wicked prosper?

Why do all owho are treacherous thrive?