American Standard Version

Psalms 10

David complaineth to God of the outrage of the wicked.

Psalms 10:1 Why standest thou afar off, O Jehovah? Why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble? Psalms 10:2 In the pride of the wicked the poor is hotly pursued; Let them be taken in the devices that they have conceived. Psalms 10:3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, And the covetous renounceth, [yea], contemneth Jehovah. Psalms 10:4 The wicked, in the pride of his countenance, [saith], He will not require [it]. All his thoughts are, There is no God. Psalms 10:5 His ways are firm at all times; Thy judgments are far above out of his sight: As for all his adversaries, he puffeth at them. Psalms 10:6 He saith in his heart, I shall not be moved; To all generations I shall not be in adversity. Psalms 10:7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression: Under his tongue is mischief and iniquity. Psalms 10:8 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 helpless. Psalms 10:9 He lurketh in secret as a lion in his covert; He lieth in wait to catch the poor: He doth catch the poor, when he draweth him in his net. Psalms 10:10 He croucheth, he boweth down, And the helpless fall by his strong ones. Psalms 10:11 He saith in his heart, God hath forgotten; He hideth his face; he will never see it.

He prayeth for remedy.

Psalms 10:12 Arise, O Jehovah; O God, lift up thy hand: Forget not the poor. Psalms 10:13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God, And say in his heart, Thou wilt not require [it]? Psalms 10:14 Thou hast seen [it]; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: The helpless committeth [himself] unto thee; Thou hast been the helper of the fatherless. Psalms 10:15 Break thou the arm of the wicked; And as for the evil man, seek out his wickedness till thou find none.

He professeth his confidence.

Psalms 10:16 Jehovah is King for ever and ever: The nations are perished out of his land. Psalms 10:17 Jehovah, thou hast heard the desire of the meek: Thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear; Psalms 10:18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, That man who is of the earth may be terrible no more.

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