Psalm 10 – New International Version (NIV)
- Why, Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
- In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises.
- He boasts about the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the Lord.
- In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.
- His ways are always prosperous; your laws are rejected by[b] him; he sneers at all his enemies.
- He says to himself, “Nothing will ever shake me.” He swears, “No one will ever do me harm.”
- His mouth is full of lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue.
- He lies in wait near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent. His eyes watch in secret for his victims;
- like a lion in cover he lies in wait. He lies in wait to catch the helpless; he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.
- His victims are crushed, they collapse; they fall under his strength.
- He says to himself, “God will never notice; he covers his face and never sees.”
- Arise, Lord! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless.
- Why does the wicked man revile God? Why does he say to himself, “He won’t call me to account”?
- But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.
- Break the arm of the wicked man; call the evildoer to account for his wickedness that would not otherwise be found out.
- The Lord is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land.
- You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
- defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror.
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Psalm 10 – King James Version (KJV)
- Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? Why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?
- The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: Let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
- For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, And blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.
- The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.
- His ways are always grievous; Thy judgments are far above out of his sight: As for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.
- He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: For I shall never be in adversity.
- His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: Under his tongue is mischief and vanity.
- He 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.
- He 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.
- He croucheth, and humbleth himself, That the poor ay fall by his strong ones.
- He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: He hideth his face; he will never see it.
- Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: Forget not the humble.
- Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? He hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.
- 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.
- Break thou the arm of the wicked And the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.
- The LORD is King for ever and ever: The heathen are perished out of his land.
- LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: Thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:
- To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, That the man of the earth may no more oppress.