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“The earth is given into the hands of the wicked;
He covers the faces of its judges [so that they are blind to justice].
If it is not He, then who is it [that is responsible for all this injustice]?

“Now my days are swifter than a runner;
They vanish, they see no good.
“They pass by like the [swift] boats made of reeds,
Like an eagle that swoops down on its prey.

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24 When a land falls into the hands of the wicked,(A)
    he blindfolds its judges.(B)
    If it is not he, then who is it?(C)

25 “My days are swifter than a runner;(D)
    they fly away without a glimpse of joy.(E)
26 They skim past(F) like boats of papyrus,(G)
    like eagles swooping down on their prey.(H)

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