Psalm 10:5
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English Standard Version
His ways prosper at all times; your judgments are on high, out of his sight; as for all his foes, he puffs at them.

King James Bible
His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.

American Standard Version
His ways are firm at all times; Thy judgments are far above out of his sight: As for all his adversaries, he puffeth at them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
God is not before his eyes: his ways are filthy at all times. Thy judgments are removed from his sight: he shall rule over all his enemies.

English Revised Version
His ways are firm at all times; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his adversaries, he puffeth at them.

Webster's Bible Translation
His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 9:20-21) By reason of the act of judgment already witnessed the prayer now becomes all the more confident in respect of the state of things which is still continually threatened. From י the poet takes a leap to ק which, however, seems to be a substitute for the כ which one would expect to find, since the following Psalm begins with ל. David's קוּמה (Psalm 3:8; Psalm 7:7) is taken from the lips of Moses, Numbers 10:35. "Jahve arises, comes, appears" are kindred expressions in the Old Testament, all of which point to a final personal appearing of God to take part in human history from which He has now, as it were, retired into a state of repose becoming invisible to human eyes. Hupfeld and others wrongly translate "let not man become strong." The verb עזז does not only mean to be or become strong, but also to feel strong, powerful, possessed of power, and to act accordingly, therefore: to defy, Psalm 52:9, like עז defiant, impudent (post-biblical עזּוּת shamelessness). אנושׁ, as in 2 Chronicles 14:10, is man, impotent in comparison with God, and frail in himself. The enemies of the church of God are not unfrequently designated by this name, which indicates the impotence of their pretended power (Isaiah 51:7, Isaiah 51:12). David prays that God may repress the arrogance of these defiant ones, by arising and manifesting Himself in all the greatness of His omnipotence, after His forbearance with them so long has seemed to them to be the result of impotence. He is to arise as the Judge of the world, judging the heathen, while they are compelled to appear before Him, and, as it were, defile before Him (על־פּני), He is to lay מורה on them. If "razor" be the meaning it is equivocally expressed; and if, according to Isaiah 7:20, we associate with it the idea of an ignominious rasure, or of throat-cutting, it is a figure unworthy of the passage. The signification master (lxx, Syr., Vulg., and Luther) rests upon the reading אמת, which we do not with Thenius and others prefer to the traditional reading (even Jerome translates: pone, Domine, terrorem eis); for מורה rof , which according to the Masora is instead of מורא (like מכלה Habakkuk 3:17 for מכלא), is perfectly appropriate. Hitzig objects that fear is not a thing which one lays upon any one; but מורא means not merely fear, but an object, or as Hitzig himself explains it in Malachi 2:5 a "lever," of fear. It is not meant that God is to cause them to be overcome with terror (על), nor that He is to put terror into them (בּ), but that He is to make them (ל( m in no way differing from Psalm 31:4; Psalm 140:6; Job 14:13) an object of terror, from which to their dismay, as the wish is further expressed in Psalm 9:20, they shall come to know (Hosea 9:7) that they are mortal men. As in Psalm 10:12; Psalm 49:12; Psalm 50:21; Psalm 64:6; Genesis 12:13; Job 35:14; Amos 5:12; Hosea 7:2, ידּעוּ is followed by an only half indirect speech, without כּי or אשׁר. סּלה has Dag. forte conj. according to the rule of the אתי מרחיק (concerning which vid., on Psalm 52:5), because it is erroneously regarded as an essential part of the text.

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His

Genesis 6:12 And God looked on the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way on the earth.

Proverbs 1:19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which takes away the life of the owners thereof.

Proverbs 2:13,15 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness...

Isaiah 10:1 Woe to them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;

Hosea 9:9 They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the days of Gibeah: therefore he will remember their iniquity, he will visit their sins.

Romans 3:16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:

thy judgments

Psalm 92:5,6 O LORD, how great are your works! and your thoughts are very deep...

Proverbs 15:24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

Proverbs 24:1 Be not you envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.

Isaiah 5:12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD...

Isaiah 26:11 LORD, when your hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yes...

Isaiah 28:15 Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement...

Isaiah 42:25 Therefore he has poured on him the fury of his anger, and the strength of battle: and it has set him on fire round about...

Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right...

he puffeth

Psalm 12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, said the LORD...

Judges 9:27,38 And they went out into the fields, and gathered their vineyards, and stepped the grapes, and made merry...

2 Samuel 5:6 And the king and his men went to Jerusalem to the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land: which spoke to David, saying...

1 Kings 20:10,11,13 And Benhadad sent to him, and said, The gods do so to me, and more also...

Cross References
Psalm 17:4
With regard to the works of man, by the word of your lips I have avoided the ways of the violent.

Psalm 28:5
Because they do not regard the works of the LORD or the work of his hands, he will tear them down and build them up no more.

Psalm 52:7
"See the man who would not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches and sought refuge in his own destruction!"

Proverbs 24:7
Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the gate he does not open his mouth.

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