David complaineth to God of the outrage of the wicked.
Psalms 10:1 Why stondest þu so farre of (O Lord) & hydest thy face in that neadefull tyme of trouble? Psalms 10:2 The vngodly for his owne lust, doth persecute þe poore: let them be taken in the craftye wilynesse that they haue ymagined. Psalms 10:3 For the vngodly hath made boast of hys awne hertes desyre, & speaketh good of þe couetous, whom God abhorreth. Psalms 10:4 The vngodly is so proude that he careth not for God, nether is God in all his thoughtes. Psalms 10:5 His wayes are allway greuous, thy iudgementes are farre aboue out of his syght, & therfore defyeth he all his enemyes. Psalms 10:6 For he hath sayed in his hert: Tush I shall neuer be cast downe, ther shall no harme happen vnto me. His mouth is full of cursynge, and disceate and fraude vnder his tonge is vngodlynesse & vanite. Psalms 10:7 He sytteth lurkinge in þe theuish corners of þe stretes, & priuely in his lurkynge dennes doth he murthur þe innocent: his eyes are set agaynst þe poore. Psalms 10:8 For he lyeth waytinge secretly (euen as a lyon, lurketh he in his denne) þt he maye rauish the poore. Psalms 10:9 He doth rauish the poore, when he getteth him in to his nett. Psalms 10:10 He falleth downe & humbleth him selfe, that the congregacyon of the poore maye fall in to þe hande of his captaynes. Psalms 10:11 He hath sayed in his herte: Tush, God hath forgotten, he hydeth awaye his face, and he wyll neuer se it.
He prayeth for remedy.
Psalms 10:12 Aryse (O Lorde God) and lyfte vp thyne hande, forget not the poore. Psalms 10:13 Wherfore shulde the wycked blaspheme God, whyle he doth saye in his herte: tush, thou God carest not for it? Psalms 10:14 Surely thou hast sene it. For thou beholdest vngodlynesse and wronge. That thou mayest take the matter in to thy hande: the poore committeth hym selfe vnto the, for thou art the helper of the frendlesse. Psalms 10:15 Breake thou the power of the vngodly and malycyous, take awaye hys vngodlynesse, and thou shalt fynde none.
He professeth his confidence.
Psalms 10:16 The Lorde is kynge for euer, and euer, and the Hethen are peryshed out of the lande. Psalms 10:17 Lorde, thou hast hearde the desyre of the poore: thou preparest theyr hert and thyne eare herkeneth therto. Psalms 10:18 To helpe the fatherlesse and poore vnto theyr right: that the man of the erthe be no more exalted agaynst them.