David complaineth to God of the outrage of the wicked.
Psalms 10:1 Why, Jehovah, dost Thou stand at a distance? Thou dost hide in times of adversity, Psalms 10:2 Through the pride of the wicked, Is the poor inflamed, They are caught in devices that they devised. Psalms 10:3 Because the wicked hath boasted Of the desire of his soul, And a dishonest gainer he hath blessed, He hath despised Jehovah. Psalms 10:4 The wicked according to the height of his face, inquireth not. 'God is not!' [are] all his devices. Psalms 10:5 Pain do his ways at all times, On high [are] Thy judgments before him, All his adversarieshe puffeth at them. Psalms 10:6 He hath said in his heart, 'I am not moved,' To generation and generation not in evil. Psalms 10:7 Of oaths his mouth is full, And deceits, and fraud: Under his tongue [is] perverseness and iniquity, Psalms 10:8 He doth sit in an ambush of the villages, In secret places he doth slay the innocent. His eyes for the afflicted watch secretly, Psalms 10:9 He lieth in wait in a secret place, as a lion in a covert. He lieth in wait to catch the poor, He catcheth the poor, drawing him into his net. Psalms 10:10 He is bruisedhe boweth down, Fallen by his mighty ones hath the afflicted. Psalms 10:11 He said in his heart, 'God hath forgotten, He hath hid His face, He hath never seen.'
He prayeth for remedy.
Psalms 10:12 Arise, O Jehovah! O God, lift up Thy hand! Forget not the humble. Psalms 10:13 Wherefore hath the wicked despised God? He hath said in his heart, 'It is not required.' Psalms 10:14 Thou hast seen, For Thou perverseness and anger beholdest; By giving into Thy hand, On Thee doth the afflicted leave [it], Of the fatherless Thou hast been an helper. Psalms 10:15 Break the arm of the wicked and the evil, Seek out his wickedness, find none;
He professeth his confidence.
Psalms 10:16 Jehovah [is] king to the age, and for ever, The nations have perished out of His land! Psalms 10:17 The desire of the humble Thou hast heard, O Jehovah. Thou preparest their heart; Thou causest Thine ear to attend, Psalms 10:18 To judge the fatherless and bruised: He addeth no more to oppressman of the earth!