“They say to God.
‘Leave us alone!
We do not desire to know your ways.
What is the Almighty Shaddai?
Why should we serve him?
What profit do we get?
Why pray to him?’
Is not their prosperity indeed their own achievement?
The plans of the wicked are repugnant to me.”
Job said that the wicked wanted God to leave them alone. They did not want to know his ways. Why should they bother with the almighty Shaddai? Why serve or pray to him since he would not bring them profit or prosperity? After all, does not prosperity come from their achievements and their own initiative? Job maintained that all the plans of the wicked were repulsive to him.