New International Version
For the director of music. A psalm of David.
1 How long,(A) Lord? Will you forget me(B) forever?
How long will you hide your face(C) from me?
2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts(D)
and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?(E)
For the director of music. Of David.
2 The Lord looks down from heaven(Q)
on all mankind
to see if there are any who understand,(R)
any who seek God.(S)
3 All have turned away,(T) all have become corrupt;(U)
there is no one who does good,(V)
not even one.(W)
4 Do all these evildoers know nothing?(X)
They devour my people(Y) as though eating bread;
they never call on the Lord.(Z)
5 But there they are, overwhelmed with dread,
for God is present in the company of the righteous.
6 You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor,
but the Lord is their refuge.(AA)