Psalms 10

A Prayer for the Overthrow of the Wicked.

Why a do You stand afar off, O  Lord?
Why b do You hide
Or Your eyes
Yourself in times of trouble?
In d pride the wicked
Lit burn
hotly pursue the afflicted;
Or They will be caught
Let them be g caught in the plots which they have devised.

For the wicked h boasts of his i heart’s desire,
And
Or blesses the greedy man
the greedy man curses and k spurns the  Lord.
The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance l does not seek Him.
All his
Or plots
thoughts are, n There is no God.”

His ways
Lit are strong
,
p prosper at all times;
Your judgments are on high q out of his sight;
As for all his adversaries, he snorts at them.
He says to himself r I will not be moved;
Lit To
Throughout all generations t I will not be in adversity.”
His u mouth is full of curses and deceit and v oppression;
w Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness.
He sits in the x lurking places of the villages;
In the hiding places he y kills the innocent;
His eyes
Lit lie in wait
stealthily watch for the
Or poor
,
ab unfortunate.
He lurks in a hiding place as ac a lion in his
Or thicket
lair;
He ae lurks to catch af the afflicted;
He catches the afflicted when he draws him into his ag net.
10 He
Or is crushed
crouches, he
Or is bowed down
bows down,
And the
Or poor
unfortunate fall
Or into his claws
by his mighty ones.
11 He al says to himself, “God has forgotten;
He has hidden His face; He will never see it.”

12 Arise, O  Lord; O God am lift up Your hand.
an Do not forget the afflicted.
13 Why has the wicked ao spurned God?
He has said to himself, “You will not require it.”
14 You have seen it, for You have beheld ap mischief and vexation to
Lit put, give
take it into Your hand.
The
Or poor
,
as unfortunate commits himself to You;
You have been the at helper of the orphan.
15  au Break the arm of the wicked and the evildoer,
Or May You seek
,
aw Seek out his wickedness until You find none.

16 The  Lord is ax King forever and ever;
ay Nations have perished from His land.
17 O  Lord, You have heard the az desire of the
Or afflicted
humble;
You will bb strengthen their heart bc You will incline Your ear
18 To
Lit judge
vindicate the be orphan and the bf oppressed,
So that man who is of the earth will no longer cause bg terror.

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