Psalm 10:10
New International Version
His victims are crushed, they collapse; they fall under his strength.

New Living Translation
Their helpless victims are crushed; they fall beneath the strength of the wicked.

English Standard Version
The helpless are crushed, sink down, and fall by his might.

Berean Study Bible
They are crushed and beaten down; the hapless fall prey to his strength.

King James Bible
He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.

New King James Version
So he crouches, he lies low, That the helpless may fall by his strength.

New American Standard Bible
Then he crushes the needy one, who cowers; And unfortunate people fall by his mighty power.

NASB 1995
He crouches, he bows down, And the unfortunate fall by his mighty ones.

NASB 1977
He crouches, he bows down, And the unfortunate fall by his mighty ones.

Amplified Bible
He crushes [his prey] and crouches; And the unfortunate fall by his mighty claws.

Christian Standard Bible
So he is oppressed and beaten down; helpless people fall because of the wicked one’s strength.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So he is oppressed and beaten down; the helpless fall because of his strength.

American Standard Version
He croucheth, he boweth down, And the helpless fall by his strong ones.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He will be humbled and fall and in his bones is sickness and pain.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He will bow down and fall when he has mastered the poor.

Contemporary English Version
They crouch down and wait to grab a victim.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In his net he will bring him down, he will crouch and fall, when he shall have power over the poor.

English Revised Version
He croucheth, he boweth down, and the helpless fall by his strong ones.

Good News Translation
The helpless victims lie crushed; brute strength has defeated them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[His] victims are crushed. They collapse, and they fall under [the weight of] his power.

International Standard Version
The victim is crushed, and he sinks down; the helpless fall by their might.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He croucheth, he boweth down, And the helpless fall into his mighty claws.

Literal Standard Version
He is bruised—he bows down, "" The afflicted has fallen by his mighty ones.

NET Bible
His victims are crushed and beaten down; they are trapped in his sturdy nets.

New Heart English Bible
The helpless are crushed. They collapse. They fall under his strength.

World English Bible
The helpless are crushed. They collapse. They fall under his strength.

Young's Literal Translation
He is bruised -- he boweth down, Fallen by his mighty ones hath the afflicted.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Perils of the Pilgrim
9He lies in wait like a lion in a thicket; he lurks to seize the oppressed; he catches the lowly in his net. 10They are crushed and beaten down; the hapless fall prey to his strength. 11He says to himself, “God has forgotten; He hides His face and never sees.”…

Cross References
Psalm 10:8
He lies in wait near the villages; in ambush he slays the innocent; his eyes watch in stealth for the helpless.

Psalm 10:9
He lies in wait like a lion in a thicket; he lurks to seize the oppressed; he catches the lowly in his net.

Psalm 10:11
He says to himself, "God has forgotten; He hides His face and never sees."

Proverbs 24:15
Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, near the dwelling of the righteous; do not destroy his resting place.


Treasury of Scripture

He crouches, and humbles himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.

croucheth.

1 Samuel 2:36
And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left in thine house shall come and crouch to him for a piece of silver and a morsel of bread, and shall say, Put me, I pray thee, into one of the priests' offices, that I may eat a piece of bread.

humbleth

1 Samuel 18:21-26
And Saul said, I will give him her, that she may be a snare to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him. Wherefore Saul said to David, Thou shalt this day be my son in law in the one of the twain…

1 Samuel 23:21,22
And Saul said, Blessed be ye of the LORD; for ye have compassion on me…

2 Samuel 15:5
And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.

by his strong ones.









(10) By his strong ones.--Possibly, by his strong claws, recurring to the metaphor of the lion. Some (Jerome, Perowne, and apparently Syriac), instead of "croucheth," render "is crushed," making the sufferer its subject. There is a various reading to the text, but in either case the image of the beast gathering himself together for a spring is admissible. Or, keeping the primary sense of darkness, render, he crouches and skulks, and lies darkly down in his strong places. This avoids the anomaly of taking the plural noun with a singular verb. For the adverbial use of the plural noun, see Isaiah 1:10; Psalm 139:14.

Verse 10. - He croucheth, and humbleth himself; rather, crushed, he sinks down. The subject is changed, and the poor man's condition spoken cf. That the poor may fall by his strong ones; rather, and the helpless (comp. ver. 8)fall by his strong ones. The "strong ones" are the ruffians whom the wicked man employs to effect his purposes.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They are crushed
יִדְכֶּ֥ה (yiḏ·keh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1794: To collapse

and beaten down;
יָשֹׁ֑חַ (yā·šō·aḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7817: To bow, be bowed down, crouch

the hapless
כָּאִֽים׃ (kā·’îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2489: A wretch, unfortunate

fall prey
וְנָפַ֥ל (wə·nā·p̄al)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie

to his strength.
בַּ֝עֲצוּמָ֗יו (ba·‘ă·ṣū·māw)
Preposition-b | Adjective - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6099: Powerful, numerous


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