Psalm 10:1
A Prayer for the Overthrow of the Wicked.

1Why do You stand afar off, O LORD?
         Why do You hide Yourself in times of trouble?

2In pride the wicked hotly pursue the afflicted;
         Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.

3For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire,
         And the greedy man curses and spurns the LORD.

4The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, does not seek Him.
         All his thoughts are, “There is no God.”

5His ways prosper at all times;
         Your judgments are on high, out of his sight;
         As for all his adversaries, he snorts at them.

6He says to himself, “I will not be moved;
         Throughout all generations I will not be in adversity.”

7His mouth is full of curses and deceit and oppression;
         Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness.

8He sits in the lurking places of the villages;
         In the hiding places he kills the innocent;
         His eyes stealthily watch for the unfortunate.

9He 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.

10He crouches, he bows down,
         And the unfortunate fall by his mighty ones.

11He says to himself, “God has forgotten;
         He has hidden His face; He will never see it.”

12Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up Your hand.
         Do not forget the afflicted.

13Why has the wicked spurned God?
         He has said to himself, “You will not require it.

14You 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.

15Break the arm of the wicked and the evildoer,
         Seek out his wickedness until You find none.

16The LORD is King forever and ever;
         Nations have perished from His land.

17O LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble;
         You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear

18To vindicate the orphan and the oppressed,
         So that man who is of the earth will no longer cause terror.

NASB ©1995

Parallel Verses
American Standard Version
Why standest thou afar off, O Jehovah? Why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why, O Lord, hast thou retired afar off? why dost thou slight us in our wants, in the time of trouble?

Darby Bible Translation
Why, Jehovah, standest thou afar off? Why hidest thou thyself in times of distress?

English Revised Version
Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?

Webster's Bible Translation
Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?

World English Bible
Why do you stand far off, Yahweh? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?

Young's Literal Translation
Why, Jehovah, dost Thou stand at a distance? Thou dost hide in times of adversity,
One Saying from Three Men
'The wicked hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved.' --PSALM x. 6. 'Because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.' --PSALM xvi. 8. 'And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.' --PSALM xxx. 6. How differently the same things sound when said by different men! Here are three people giving utterance to almost the same sentiment of confidence. A wicked man says it, and it is insane presumption and defiance. A good man says it, having been lulled into false security by easy times,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Poor Man's Friend
"The poor committeth himself unto thee."--Psalm 10:14. GOD IS THE POOR MAN'S FRIEND; the poor man, in His helplessness and despair, leaves his case in the hands of God, and God undertakes to care for him. In the days of David,--and I suppose, in this respect, the world has but little improved,--the poor man was the victim of almost everybody's cruelty, and sometimes he was very shamefully oppressed. If he sought redress for his wrongs, he generally only increased them, for he was regarded as a rebel
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 53: 1907

I, Jerome, [2568] son of Eusebius, of the city of Strido, which is on the border of Dalmatia and Pannonia and was overthrown by the Goths, up to the present year, that is, the fourteenth of the Emperor Theodosius, have written the following: Life of Paul the monk, one book of Letters to different persons, an Exhortation to Heliodorus, Controversy of Luciferianus and Orthodoxus, Chronicle of universal history, 28 homilies of Origen on Jeremiah and Ezekiel, which I translated from Greek into Latin,
Various—Jerome and Gennadius Lives of Illustrious Men.

Look we Then, Beloved, what Hardships in Labors and Sorrows Men Endure...
3. Look we then, beloved, what hardships in labors and sorrows men endure, for things which they viciously love, and by how much they think to be made by them more happy, by so much more unhappily covet. How much for false riches, how much for vain honors, how much for affections of games and shows, is of exceeding peril and trouble most patiently borne! We see men hankering after money, glory, lasciviousness, how, that they may arrive at their desires, and having gotten not lose them, they endure
St. Augustine—On Patience

The Tests of Love to God
LET us test ourselves impartially whether we are in the number of those that love God. For the deciding of this, as our love will be best seen by the fruits of it, I shall lay down fourteen signs, or fruits, of love to God, and it concerns us to search carefully whether any of these fruits grow in our garden. 1. The first fruit of love is the musing of the mind upon God. He who is in love, his thoughts are ever upon the object. He who loves God is ravished and transported with the contemplation of
Thomas Watson—A Divine Cordial

These Things, My Brother Aurelius, Most Dear unto Me...
38. These things, my brother Aurelius, most dear unto me, and in the bowels of Christ to be venerated, so far as He hath bestowed on me the ability Who through thee commanded me to do it, touching work of Monks, I have not delayed to write; making this my chief care, lest good brethren obeying apostolic precepts, should by lazy and disobedient be called even prevaricators from the Gospel: that they which work not, may at the least account them which do work to be better than themselves without doubt.
St. Augustine—Of the Work of Monks.

The Situation of the Jews During this Period.
As we have seen in earlier chapters, the declarations of Holy Writ make it very clear that Israel will yet be restored to God's favor and be rehabilitated in Palestine. But before that glad time arrives, the Jews have to pass through a season of sore trouble and affliction, during which God severely chastises them for their sins and punishes them for the rejection and crucifixion of their Messiah. Fearful indeed have been the past experiences of "the nation of the weary feet" but a darker path than
Arthur W. Pink—The Redeemer's Return

Question Lxxxiii of Prayer
I. Is Prayer an Act of the Appetitive Powers? Cardinal Cajetan, On Prayer based on Friendship II. Is it Fitting to Pray? Cardinal Cajetan, On Prayer as a True Cause S. Augustine, On the Sermon on the Mount, II. iii. 14 " On the Gift of Perseverance, vii. 15 III. Is Prayer an Act of the Virtue of Religion? Cardinal Cajetan, On the Humility of Prayer S. Augustine, On Psalm cii. 10 " Of the Gift of Perseverance, xvi. 39 IV. Ought We to Pray to God Alone? S. Augustine, Sermon, cxxvii. 2 V.
St. Thomas Aquinas—On Prayer and The Contemplative Life

Out of the Deep of Suffering and Sorrow.
Save me, O God, for the waters are come in even unto my soul: I am come into deep waters; so that the floods run over me.--Ps. lxix. 1, 2. I am brought into so great trouble and misery: that I go mourning all the day long.--Ps. xxxviii. 6. The sorrows of my heart are enlarged: Oh! bring Thou me out of my distress.--Ps. xxv. 17. The Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping: the Lord will receive my prayer.--Ps. vi. 8. In the multitude of the sorrows which I had in my heart, Thy comforts have refreshed
Charles Kingsley—Out of the Deep

"And the Life. " How Christ is the Life.
This, as the former, being spoken indefinitely, may be universally taken, as relating both to such as are yet in the state of nature, and to such as are in the state of grace, and so may be considered in reference to both, and ground three points of truth, both in reference to the one, and in reference to the other; to wit, 1. That our case is such as we stand in need of his help, as being the Life. 2. That no other way but by him, can we get that supply of life, which we stand in need of, for he
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Life of Jerome.
The figures in parentheses, when not otherwise indicated, refer to the pages in this volume. For a full account of the Life, the translator must refer to an article (Hieronymus) written by him in Smith and Wace's Dictionary of Christian Biography. A shorter statement may suffice here, since the chief sources of information are contained in this volume, and to these reference will be continually made. Childhood and Youth. A.D. 345. Jerome was born at Stridon, near Aquileia, but in Pannonia, a place
St. Jerome—The Principal Works of St. Jerome

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