Psalm 10:13
New International Version
Why does the wicked man revile God? Why does he say to himself, "He won't call me to account"?

New Living Translation
Why do the wicked get away with despising God? They think, “God will never call us to account.”

English Standard Version
Why does the wicked renounce God and say in his heart, “You will not call to account”?

Berean Study Bible
Why has the wicked man renounced God? He says to himself, “You will never call me to account.”

New American Standard Bible
Why has the wicked spurned God? He has said to himself, "You will not require it."

King James Bible
Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.

Christian Standard Bible
Why has the wicked person despised God? He says to himself, "You will not demand an account."

Contemporary English Version
The wicked don't respect you. In their hearts they say, "God won't punish us!"

Good News Translation
How can the wicked despise God and say to themselves, "He will not punish me"?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Why has the wicked person despised God? He says to himself, "You will not demand an account."

International Standard Version
Why do the wicked despise God and say to themselves, "God will not seek justice."?

NET Bible
Why does the wicked man reject God? He says to himself, "You will not hold me accountable."

New Heart English Bible
Why does the wicked person condemn God, and say in his heart, "You will not seek (an accounting)."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Why does the sinner anger God and say his heart, “You will not require it?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Why does the wicked person despise God? Why does he say to himself, "God doesn't care"?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God, And say in his heart: 'Thou wilt not require'?

New American Standard 1977
Why has the wicked spurned God? He has said to himself, “Thou wilt not require it.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
In what does the wicked irritate God? He has said in his heart, Thou wilt not require accountability.

King James 2000 Bible
Why does the wicked renounce God? he has said in his heart, You will not require it.

American King James Version
Why does the wicked scorn God? he has said in his heart, You will not require it.

American Standard Version
Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God, And say in his heart, Thou wilt not require it ?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Wherefore, has the wicked provoked God? for he has said in his heart, He will not require it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore hath the wicked provoked God? for he hath said in his heart: He will not require it.

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? He hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require [it].

English Revised Version
Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God, and say in his heart, Thou wilt not require it?

Webster's Bible Translation
Why doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.

World English Bible
Why does the wicked person condemn God, and say in his heart, "God won't call me into account?"

Young's Literal Translation
Wherefore hath the wicked despised God? He hath said in his heart, 'It is not required.'
Study Bible
The Perils of the Pilgrim
12Arise, O LORD! Lift up Your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless. 13Why has the wicked man renounced God? He says to himself, “You will never call me to account.” 14But You have regarded trouble and grief; You see to repay it by Your hand. The victim entrusts himself to You; You are the helper of the fatherless.…
Cross References
Psalm 10:3
For the wicked man boasts in the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD.

Psalm 10:4
In his pride the wicked man does not seek Him; in all his schemes there is no God.

Isaiah 29:15
Woe to those who dig deep to hide their plans from the LORD. In darkness they do their works and say, "Who sees us, and who will know?"

Treasury of Scripture

Why does the wicked scorn God? he has said in his heart, You will not require it.

contemn

Psalm 74:10,18
O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever? …

Numbers 11:20
But even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you: because that ye have despised the LORD which is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt?

2 Samuel 12:9,10
Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon…

Thou

Genesis 9:5
And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.

Genesis 42:22
And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required.

2 Chronicles 24:22
Thus Joash the king remembered not the kindness which Jehoiada his father had done to him, but slew his son. And when he died, he said, The LORD look upon it, and require it.







Lexicon
Why
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

has the wicked man
רָשָׁ֥ע ׀ (rā·šā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

renounced
נִאֵ֖ץ (ni·’êṣ)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5006: To spurn, treat with contempt

God?
אֱלֹהִ֑ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

He says
אָמַ֥ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to himself,
בְּ֝לִבּ֗וֹ (bə·lib·bōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

“You will never
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

call [me] to account.”
תִּדְרֹֽשׁ׃ (tiḏ·rōš)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1875: To tread, frequent, to follow, to seek, ask, to worship
Verse 13. - Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? God's long-suffering does but make the wicked despise him. Wherefore is this allowed to continue (comp. ver. 1)? He hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it; rather, as in the Prayer-beck Version, while he cloth say in his heart (see vers. 6, 11). 10:12-18 The psalmist speaks with astonishment, at the wickedness of the wicked, and at the patience and forbearance of God. God prepares the heart for prayer, by kindling holy desires, and strengthening our most holy faith, fixing the thoughts, and raising the affections, and then he graciously accepts the prayer. The preparation of the heart is from the Lord, and we must seek unto him for it. Let the poor, afflicted, persecuted, or tempted believer recollect, that Satan is the prince of this world, and that he is the father of all the ungodly. The children of God cannot expect kindness, truth, or justice from such persons as crucified the Lord of glory. But this once suffering Jesus, now reigns as King over all the earth, and of his dominion there shall be no end. Let us commit ourselves unto him, humbly trusting in his mercy. He will rescue the believer from every temptation, and break the arm of every wicked oppressor, and bruise Satan under our feet shortly. But in heaven alone will all sin and temptation be shut out, though in this life the believer has a foretaste of deliverance.
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