Psalm 10:18
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English Standard Version
to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.

King James Bible
To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.

American Standard Version
To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, That man who is of the earth may be terrible no more.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To judge for the fatherless and for the humble, that man may no more presume to magnify himself upon earth.

English Revised Version
To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that man which is of the earth may be terrible no more.

Webster's Bible Translation
To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The six strophes, in which the consecutive letters from מ to צ are wanting, are completed, and now the acrostic strophes begin again with ק. In contrast to those who have no God, or only a lifeless idol, the psalmist calls upon his God, the living God, to destroy the appearance that He is not an omniscient Being, by arising to action. We have more than one name of God used here; אל is a vocative just as in Psalm 16:1; Psalm 83:2; Psalm 139:17, Psalm 139:23. He is to lift up His hand in order to help and to punish (נשׂא יד, whence comes the imperat. נשׂא equals שׂא, cf. נסה Psalm 4:7, like שׁלח יד Psalm 138:7 and נטה יד Exodus 7:5 elsewhere). Forget not is equivalent to: fulfil the לא שׁכח of Psalm 9:13, put to shame the שׁכח אל of the ungodly, Psalm 10:11! Our translation follows the Kerמ ענוים. That which is complained of in Psalm 10:3, Psalm 10:4 is put in the form of a question to God in Psalm 10:13 : wherefore (על־מה, instead of which we find על־מה in Numbers 22:32; Jeremiah 9:11, because the following words begin with letters of a different class) does it come to pass, i.e., is it permitted to come to pass? On the perf. in this interrogative clause vid., Psalm 11:3. מדּוּע inquires the cause, למּה the aim, and על־מה the motive, or in general the reason: on what ground, since God's holiness can suffer no injury to His honour? On לא תדרשׁ with כּי, the oratio directa instead of obliqua, vid., on Psalm 9:21.

Psalm 10:18 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

judge

Psalm 10:14 You have seen it; for you behold mischief and spite, to requite it with your hand: the poor commits himself to you...

Psalm 72:4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.

Psalm 82:3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

Psalm 94:1-6 O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongs; O God, to whom vengeance belongs, show yourself...

Isaiah 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth...

Luke 18:7,8 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night to him, though he bear long with them...

the man

Psalm 17:14 From men which are your hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life...

Luke 16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things...

1 Corinthians 15:47,48 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven...

Philippians 3:18,19 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ...

oppress. or, terrify

Cross References
Psalm 9:9
The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Psalm 12:5
"Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise," says the LORD; "I will place him in the safety for which he longs."

Psalm 74:21
Let not the downtrodden turn back in shame; let the poor and needy praise your name.

Psalm 82:3
Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.

Psalm 146:9
The LORD watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

Isaiah 29:20
For the ruthless shall come to nothing and the scoffer cease, and all who watch to do evil shall be cut off,

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