David complaineth to God of the outrage of the wicked.
Psalms 10:1 Why standest thou so farre of O God? [why] hidest [thee] in the tyme of trouble? Psalms 10:2 The vngodly of a wylfulnesse persecuteth the poore: [but euery one] of them shalbe taken in the craftie wylines that they haue imagined. Psalms 10:3 For the vngodly prayseth according to his owne heartes desire: and blessing the couetous, he blasphemeth God. Psalms 10:4 The vngodly looketh so proudly as though he cared for none at all: neither is the Lorde in all his thoughtes. Psalms 10:5 His wayes are alwayes greeuous, but thy iudgementes are farre aboue out of his sight: [and therfore] he snuffeth at all his enemies. Psalms 10:6 He hath sayde in his heart, tushe, I can not be remoued: for I can not [be touched] at any tyme with harme. Psalms 10:7 His mouth is full of cursing, and of deceate, and of fraude: vnder his tongue is labour and mischiefe. Psalms 10:8 He sitteth lurkyng in theeuishe corners of the streates: and priuily in lurking dennes he doth murther the innocent, he eyeth diligently hym that is weake. Psalms 10:9 He lieth in wayte lurking as a Lion in his denne: he lyeth in wayte lurkyng, that he may violently carry away the afflicted, he doth carry away violentlye the afflicted, in halyng hym into his net. Psalms 10:10 He croucheth and humbleth him selfe: so that a number of the that be weake, fall by his myght. Psalms 10:11 He sayeth in his heart, tushe, the Lord hath forgotten: he hydeth away his face, and he wyll neuer see it.
He prayeth for remedy.
Psalms 10:12 Aryse vp O Lorde God: lift vp thine hande, forget not the afflicted. Psalms 10:13 Wherefore shoulde the wicked blaspheme the Lorde: [whyle] he sayeth in his heart, that thou wylt not call to accompt? Psalms 10:14 Surely thou hast seene [this] for thou beholdest labour and spite: that thou mayest take the matter into thy hands, he that is weake leaueth it for thee, [for] thou art the helper of the fatherlesse. Psalms 10:15 Breake thou the power of the vngodly and malitious: searche thou out his vngodlynes, and thou shalt finde none afterwarde in him.
He professeth his confidence.
Psalms 10:16 God is king for euer and euer: but the Heathen shall perishe out of the lande. Psalms 10:17 O God, thou hast hearde the desire of the afflicted: [and] thou wylt settle their heart. Psalms 10:18 Thou wylt be attentiue with thyne eare, to geue iudgement for the fatherlesse and oppressed: [so] no man in the earth shall once go about hereafter to do them violence.