Psalms 10

Why Do You Hide Yourself?

1 Why, O  Lord, do you stand a  far away?
Why b  do you hide yourself in c  times of trouble?
2 In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor;
let them d  be caught in the schemes that they have devised.
3For the wicked e  boasts of the desires of his soul,
and the one greedy for gain f  curses
Or  and he blesses the one greedy for gain
and h  renounces the  Lord.
4In the pride of his face
Or  of his anger
the wicked does not j  seek him;
Or  the wicked says, “He will not call to account”

all his thoughts are, l  “There is no God.”
5His ways prosper at all times;
your judgments are on high m  out of his sight;
as for all his foes, he n  puffs at them.
6He o  says in his heart, “I shall not be moved;
throughout all generations I p  shall not meet adversity.”
7 q  His mouth is filled with cursing and r  deceit and s  oppression;
t  under his tongue are u  mischief and v  iniquity.
8He sits in ambush in the villages;
in w  hiding places he murders the innocent.
His eyes stealthily watch for the helpless;
9he lurks in ambush like x  a lion in his y  thicket;
he z  lurks that he may seize the poor;
he seizes the poor when he draws him into his aa  net.
10The helpless are crushed, sink down,
and fall by his might.
11He says in his heart, “God has forgotten,
he has ab  hidden his face, he ac  will never see it.”
12 ad  Arise, O  Lord; O God, ae  lift up your hand;
af  forget not the afflicted.
13Why does the wicked ag  renounce God
and say in his heart, “You will not ah  call to account”?
14But you do see, for you ai  note mischief and vexation,
that you may take it into your hands;
to you the helpless aj  commits himself;
you have been ak  the helper of the fatherless.
15 al  Break the arm of the wicked and evildoer;
am  call his wickedness to account till you find none.
16 an  The  Lord is king forever and ever;
the ao  nations perish from his land.
17O  Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted;
you will ap  strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear
18to aq  do justice to the fatherless and ar  the oppressed,
so that as  man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.
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