So that they caused the cry of the poor to come to Him,
And He heard the cry of the afflicted.(A)
“When He keeps quiet, who then can condemn?
When He hides His face [withdrawing His favor and help], who then can behold Him [and make supplication to Him],
Whether it be a nation or a man by himself?—
So that godless men would not rule
Nor be snares for the people.