|Ps 10:1 Why do You stand afar off, O LORD?
Why do You hide Yourself in times of trouble?
|Ps 10:2 In pride the wicked hotly pursue the afflicted;
Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.
|Ps 10:3 ¶ For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire,
And the greedy man curses and spurns the LORD.
|Ps 10:4 The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, does not seek Him.
All his thoughts are, "There is no God."
|Ps 10:5 ¶ His ways prosper at all times;
Your judgments are on high, out of his sight;
As for all his adversaries, he snorts at them.
|Ps 10:6 He says to himself, "I will not be moved;
Throughout all generations I will not be in adversity."
|Ps 10:7 His mouth is full of curses and deceit and oppression;
Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness.
|Ps 10:8 He sits in the lurking places of the villages;
In the hiding places he kills the innocent;
His eyes stealthily watch for the unfortunate.
|Ps 10:9 He lurks in a hiding place as a lion in his lair;
He lurks to catch the afflicted;
He catches the afflicted when he draws him into his net.
|Ps 10:10 He crouches, he bows down,
And the unfortunate fall by his mighty ones.
|Ps 10:11 He says to himself, "God has forgotten;
He has hidden His face; He will never see it."
|Ps 10:12 ¶ Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up Your hand.
Do not forget the afflicted.
|Ps 10:13 Why has the wicked spurned God?
He has said to himself, "You will not require it."
|Ps 10:14 You have seen it, for You have beheld mischief and vexation to take it into Your hand.
The unfortunate commits himself to You;
You have been the helper of the orphan.
|Ps 10:15 Break the arm of the wicked and the evildoer,
Seek out his wickedness until You find none.
|Ps 10:16 ¶ The LORD is King forever and ever;
Nations have perished from His land.
|Ps 10:17 O LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble;
You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear
|Ps 10:18 To vindicate the orphan and the oppressed,
So that man who is of the earth will no longer cause terror.