Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1Why, Lord Jehovah, do you stand at a distance, and have withdrawn your gaze in times of trouble?
2In the wicked man's pride he consumes the poor; they will be caught in the mind set which they have contrived.
3Because the wicked boasts in the lusts of his soul, the evil one is blessed and Lord Jehovah is angry.
4And the wicked in his pride does not make inquiry and there is no God in all his thoughts.
5And his ways are dissolute always, and your judgment enters against him, and he despises all his enemies.
6He has said in his heart, "I shall not move for a generation of generations"; he thinks upon evil.
7And a curse fills his mouth, fraud and deceit are under his tongue, evil and depravity.
8He sits in ambush in a dwelling and in a secret place he murders the righteous; his eyes gaze upon the afflicted one.
9And he lies in wait to plunder the poor in the snare of his net.
10He will be humbled and fall and in his bones is sickness and pain.
11He said in his heart, "God forgets and turns his face and will never see".
12Arise, Lord Jehovah, my God, and lift your hand and do not forget the afflicted one.
13Why does the sinner anger God and say his heart, "You will not require it"?
14You see that there is evil and wrath and behold, he will be given over into your hands; the afflicted one will be left to you, and you are the helper of the orphan.
15Shatter the arm of the sinner and of the evil; you shall seek his sin and it shall not be found.
16Lord Jehovah is King to the eternity of eternities; the Gentiles are destroyed from his land.
17You have heard the hope of the poor, Lord Jehovah, and your ear has heard the preparation of their heart,
18To judge the orphan and The Evil One, that he may not add again to destroy the children of men from the Earth.