Psalms 10


Why standest thou afar off, O  Lord? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble? The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
The wicked…: Heb. In the pride of the wicked he doth persecute
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the  Lord abhorreth.
heart's: Heb. soul's
blesseth…: or, the covetous blesseth himself, he abhorreth the  Lord
The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.
God is…: or, all his thoughts are, There is no God
His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them. He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.
never: Heb. unto generation and generation
His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.
deceit: Heb. deceits
vanity: or, iniquity
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 poor.
are…: Heb. hide themselves
He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.
secretly: Heb. in the secret places
10 He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.
He…: Heb. He breaketh himself
by…: or, into his strong parts
11 He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it. 12 Arise, O  Lord; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.
humble: or, afflicted
13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said 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 poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.
committeth: Heb. leaveth
15 Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none. 16 The  Lord is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land. 17  Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:
prepare: or, establish
18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.
oppress: or, terrify
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