American Standard Version
3 Why dost thou show me iniquity, and [a]look upon perverseness? for destruction and violence are before me; and there is strife, and contention riseth up. 4 Therefore the law is slacked, and justice [b]doth never go forth; for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore justice goeth forth perverted.
5 Behold ye among the nations, and look, and wonder marvellously; for [c]I am working a work in your days, which ye will not believe though it be told you.Read full chapter
New International Version
3 Why do you make me look at injustice?
Why do you tolerate(A) wrongdoing?(B)
Destruction and violence(C) are before me;
there is strife,(D) and conflict abounds.
4 Therefore the law(E) is paralyzed,
and justice never prevails.
The wicked hem in the righteous,
so that justice(F) is perverted.(G)