Psalm 10
King James BibleInternational Standard Version
1Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?1 Why do you stand far away, LORD? Why do you hide in times of distress?
2The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.2The wicked one arrogantly pursues the afflicted, who are trapped in the schemes he devises.
3For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.3For the wicked one boasts about his own desire; he blesses the greedy and despises the LORD.
4The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.4With haughty arrogance, the wicked thinks, "God will not seek justice." He always presumes "There is no God."
5His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.5Their ways always seem prosperous. Your judgments are on high, far away from them. They scoff at all their enemies.
6He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.6They say to themselves, "We will not be moved throughout all time, and we will not experience adversity."
7His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.7Their mouth is full of curses, lies, and oppression, their tongues spread trouble and iniquity.
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 poor.8They wait in ambush in the villages, they kill the innocent in secret.
9He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.9Their eyes secretly watch the helpless, lying in wait like a lion in his den. They lie in wait to catch the afflicted. They catch the afflicted when they pull him into their net.
10He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.10The victim is crushed, and he sinks down; the helpless fall by their might.
11He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.11The wicked say to themselves, "God has forgotten, he has hidden his face, he will never see it."
12Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.12Rise up, LORD! Raise your hand, God. Don't forget the afflicted!
13Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.13Why do the wicked despise God and say to themselves, "God will not seek justice."?
14Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.14But you do see! You take note of trouble and grief in order to take the matter into your own hand. The helpless one commits himself to you; you have been the orphan's helper.
15Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.15Break the arm of the wicked and evil man; so that when you seek out his wickedness you will find it no more.
16The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.16The LORD is king forever and ever; nations will perish from his land.
17LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:17LORD, you heard the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen them, you will listen carefully,
18To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.18to do justice for the orphan and the oppressed, so that men of the earth may cause terror no more.
King James Bible, text courtesy of Holy Bible: International Standard Version® Release 2.1 Copyright © 1996-2012 The ISV Foundation
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