12 mRighteous are you, O Lord,
nWhy does the way of the wicked prosper?
Why do all owho are treacherous thrive?
pyou are near in their mouth
3 qBut you, O Lord, know me;
ryou see me, and test my heart toward you.
sPull them out like sheep for the slaughter,
and set them apart for tthe day of slaughter.
4 uHow long will the land mourn
vFor the evil of those who dwell in it
wthe beasts and the birds are swept away,