English Revised Version

Psalms 10

David complaineth to God of the outrage of the wicked.

Psalms 10:1 Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? 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 imagined. Psalms 10:3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and the covetous renounceth, [yea], contemneth the LORD. 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 covert places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the helpless. Psalms 10:9 He lurketh in the covert as a lion in his den: 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 LORD; O God, lift up thine 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 Thon hast seen [it]; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to take it into 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 The LORD is King for ever and ever: the nations are perished out of his land. Psalms 10:17 LORD, 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 which is of the earth may be terrible no more.

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