Psalm 10:18
New International Version
defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror.

New Living Translation
You will bring justice to the orphans and the oppressed, so mere people can no longer terrify them.

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.

Berean Study Bible
to vindicate the fatherless and oppressed, that the men of the earth may strike terror no more.

New American Standard Bible
To vindicate the orphan and the oppressed, So that man who is of the earth will no longer cause terror.

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

Christian Standard Bible
doing justice for the fatherless and the oppressed so that mere humans from the earth may terrify them no more.

Contemporary English Version
You defend orphans and everyone else in need, so that no one on earth can terrify others again.

Good News Translation
You will hear the cries of the oppressed and the orphans; you will judge in their favor, so that mortal men may cause terror no more.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
doing justice for the fatherless and the oppressed so that men of the earth may terrify them no more.

International Standard Version
to do justice for the orphan and the oppressed, so that men of the earth may cause terror no more.

NET Bible
You defend the fatherless and oppressed, so that mere mortals may no longer terrorize them.

New Heart English Bible
to judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that man who is of the earth may terrify no more.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To judge the orphan and The Evil One, that he may not add again to destroy the children of men from the Earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
in order to provide justice for orphans and oppressed people so that no mere mortal will terrify them again.

JPS Tanakh 1917
To right the fatherless and the oppressed, That man who is of the earth may be terrible no more.

New American Standard 1977
To vindicate the orphan and the oppressed, That man who is of the earth may cause terror no more.

Jubilee Bible 2000
to judge the fatherless and the oppressed that the man of the earth may no longer oppress.

King James 2000 Bible
To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.

American King James Version
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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
to plead for the orphan and afflicted, that man may no more boast upon the earth.

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

Darby Bible Translation
To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed one, that the man of the earth may terrify no more.

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.

World English Bible
to judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that man who is of the earth may terrify no more. For the Chief Musician. By David.

Young's Literal Translation
To judge the fatherless and bruised: He addeth no more to oppress -- man of the earth!
Study Bible
The Perils of the Pilgrim
17You have heard, O LORD, the desire of the humble; You will strengthen their hearts. You will incline Your ear, 18to vindicate the fatherless and oppressed, that the men of the earth may strike terror no more.
Cross References
Psalm 9:9
The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Psalm 12:5
"For the cause of the oppressed and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise," says the LORD. "I will bring safety to him who yearns."

Psalm 74:21
Do not let the oppressed retreat in shame; may the poor and needy praise Your name.

Psalm 82:3
Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; uphold the rights of the afflicted and oppressed.

Psalm 146:9
The LORD protects the sojourners; He sustains the fatherless and the widow, but the ways of the wicked He frustrates.

Isaiah 29:20
For the ruthless will vanish, the mockers will disappear, and all who look for evil will be cut down--

Treasury of Scripture

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

judge

Psalm 10:14
Thou 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.

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.

the man

Psalm 17:14
From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.

Luke 16:25
But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

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

oppress.







Lexicon
to vindicate
לִשְׁפֹּ֥ט (liš·pōṭ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

the fatherless
יָת֗וֹם (yā·ṯō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3490: A bereaved person

and oppressed,
וָ֫דָ֥ךְ (wā·ḏāḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1790: Crushed, oppressed

that the men
אֱ֝נ֗וֹשׁ (’ĕ·nō·wōš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

of
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

the earth
הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

may strike terror
לַעֲרֹ֥ץ (la·‘ă·rōṣ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 6206: To cause to tremble, tremble

no more.
בַּל־ (bal-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 1077: A failure, nothing, not at all, lest
(18) Oppressed.--See Psalm 9:9. "God's choice acquaintances are humble men."--Leighton.

That the man.--Literally, that may not continue to terrify (or defy) mere man from the earth, which may mean that mere mortals may have to confess their weakness in comparison with God. But Psalm 9:20, where the same word is used, indicates that it is here used in a contemptuous sense of the "heathen." "That the nations from the earth (i.e., spread over the earth) may know themselves to be but men, and no longer defy Israel and Israel's God."

Verse 18. - To judge the fatherless (see ver. 14) and the oppressed; i.e. to vindicate them - to judge between them and their oppressors. That the man of the earth may no more oppress; or, that terrene man may no longer terrify. There is a play upon the two words in the original, which might thus be rendered. But it has been said, with truth, that this sort of rhetorical ornament "does not suit the genius of our language" (Erle).



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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