Psalms 10 (asv)

Psalms 10 (asv)

10:1Why standest thou afar off, O Jehovah?

Why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?

10:2In the pride of the wicked the poor is hotly pursued;

Let them be taken in the devices that they have conceived.

10:3For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire,

And the covetous renounceth, yea, contemneth Jehovah.

10:4The wicked, in the pride of his countenance, saith, He will not require it.

All his thoughts are, There is no God.

10:5His ways are firm at all times;

Thy judgments are far above out of his sight:

As for all his adversaries, he puffeth at them.

10:6He saith in his heart, I shall not be moved;

To all generations I shall not be in adversity.

10:7His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression:

Under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.

10:8He sitteth in the lurking-places of the villages;

In the secret places doth he murder the innocent;

His eyes are privily set against the helpless.

10:9He lurketh in secret as a lion in his covert;

He lieth in wait to catch the poor:

He doth catch the poor, when he draweth him in his net.

10:10He croucheth, he boweth down,

And the helpless fall by his strong ones.

10:11He saith in his heart, God hath forgotten;

He hideth his face; he will never see it.

10:12Arise, O Jehovah; O God, lift up thy hand:

Forget not the poor.

10:13Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God,

And say in his heart, Thou wilt not require it?

10:14Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand:

The helpless committeth himself unto thee;

Thou hast been the helper of the fatherless.

10:15Break thou the arm of the wicked;

And as for the evil man, seek out his wickedness till thou find none.

10:16Jehovah is King for ever and ever:

The nations are perished out of his land.

10:17Jehovah, thou hast heard the desire of the meek:

Thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear;

10:18To judge the fatherless and the oppressed,

That man who is of the earth may be terrible no more.


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