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 secretly 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 thy hand: forget not the humble. {humble: or, afflicted} 13 Why doth the wicked despise God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it . 14 Thou hast seen it ; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to repay it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself to 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 shalt find none. 16 The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen have perished out of his land. 17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thy 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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