Why do the wicked live on,
    growing old and increasing in power?(A)

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13 They spend their years in prosperity(A)
    and go down to the grave(B) in peace.[a](C)

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Footnotes

  1. Job 21:13 Or in an instant

Be still(A) before the Lord
    and wait patiently(B) for him;
do not fret(C) when people succeed in their ways,(D)
    when they carry out their wicked schemes.(E)

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27 Like cages full of birds,
    their houses are full of deceit;(A)
they have become rich(B) and powerful
28     and have grown fat(C) and sleek.
Their evil deeds have no limit;
    they do not seek justice.
They do not promote the case of the fatherless;(D)
    they do not defend the just cause of the poor.(E)

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