Psalms 101 Why standest thou afar off, O Jehovah? Why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble? 2 In the pride of the wicked ▼ the poor ▼ is hotly pursued; ▼
▼ 3Let them be taken in the devices that they have conceived. ▼
▼ 1) Or he doth hotly pursue the poor 2) Heb is set on fire 3) Or They are taken3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, And ▼ the covetous renounceth, yea , ▼ contemneth Jehovah. ▼
▼ 1) Or blesseth the covetous, but contemneth etc 2) Or revileth4 The wicked, in the pride of his countenance, saith , He will not require it . All his thoughts are, There is no God. 5 His ways are ▼ firm at all times; Thy judgments are far above out of his sight: As for all his adversaries, he puffeth at them. ▼
▼ 1) Or grievous6 He saith in his heart, I shall not be moved; To all generations I shall not be in adversity. 7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and ▼ oppression: Under his tongue is mischief and iniquity. ▼
▼ 1) Or fraud8 He sitteth in the lurking-places of the villages; In the secret places doth he murder the innocent; His eyes are privily set against the ▼ helpless. ▼
▼ 1) Or hapless9 He lurketh in secret as a lion in his covert; He lieth in wait to catch the poor: He doth catch the poor, when he draweth him in his net. 10 ▼ He croucheth, he boweth down, And the ▼ helpless fall by his strong ones. ▼
▼ 1) Another reading is And being crushed 2) Or hapless11 He saith in his heart, God hath forgotten; He hideth his face; he will never see it. 12 Arise, O Jehovah; O God, lift up thy hand: Forget not the ▼ poor. ▼
▼ 1) Or meek13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God, And say in his heart, Thou wilt not require it ? 14 Thou hast seen it ; for thou beholdest ▼ mischief and spite, ▼ to requite it with thy hand: The ▼
▼ 3helpless committeth himself unto thee; Thou hast been the helper of the fatherless. ▼
▼ 1) Or travail and grief 2) Or to take it into thy hand 3) Or hapless15 Break thou the arm of the wicked; And as for the evil man, seek out his wickedness till thou find none. 16 Jehovah is King for ever and ever: The ▼ nations are perished out of his land. ▼
▼ 1) Or heathen17 Jehovah, thou hast heard the desire of the meek: Thou wilt ▼ prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear; ▼
▼ 1) Or establish18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, That man who is of the earth may be terrible no more.
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