Chapter 10

Ps._C10V1Ps._C10V1 1. Why stand you afar off, O LORD? why hide you yourself in times of trouble?
Ps._C10V2Ps._C10V2 2. The wicked in his pride does persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
Ps._C10V3Ps._C10V3 3. For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, and blesses the covetous, whom the LORD abhors.
Ps._C10V4Ps._C10V4 4. The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in any of his thoughts.
Ps._C10V5Ps._C10V5 5. His ways are always prosperous; your judgments are far above, out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he sneers at them.
Ps._C10V6Ps._C10V6 6. He has said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.
Ps._C10V7Ps._C10V7 7. His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.
Ps._C10V8Ps._C10V8 8. He sits in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places does he murder the innocent: his eyes are secretly set against the poor.
Ps._C10V9Ps._C10V9 9. He lies in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lies in wait to catch the poor: he does catch the poor, when he draws him into his net.
Ps._C10V10Ps._C10V10 10. He crouches, and lies low, that the poor may fall by his strength.
Ps._C10V11Ps._C10V11 11. He has said in his heart, God has forgotten: he hides his face; he will never see it.
Ps._C10V12Ps._C10V12 12. Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up your hand: forget not the humble.
Ps._C10V13Ps._C10V13 13. Why does the wicked renounce God? he has said in his heart, You will not require it.
Ps._C10V14Ps._C10V14 14. You have seen it: for you behold mischief and spite, to repay it with your hand: the poor commits himself unto you; you are the helper of the fatherless.
Ps._C10V15Ps._C10V15 15. Break the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till you find none.
Ps._C10V16Ps._C10V16 16. The LORD is King forever and ever: the nations are perished out of his land.
Ps._C10V17Ps._C10V17 17. LORD, you have heard the desire of the humble: you will prepare their heart, you will cause your ear to hear:
Ps._C10V18Ps._C10V18 18. To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.