Psalms, Chapter 10

10:1 Why do you stand far off, O Yahweh? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
10:2 In the pride of the wicked the poor is hotly pursued; Let them be taken in the devices that they have conceived.
10:3 For the wicked boasts of his soul's desire, And the covetous curses, [yes,] scorns Yahweh.
10:4 The wicked, in the pride of his countenance, [says], He will not require [it]. All his thoughts are, There is no God.
10:5 His ways are firm at all times; Your judgments are far above out of his sight: As for all his adversaries, he puffs at them.
10:6 He says in his heart, I will not be moved; To all generations I will not be in adversity.
10:7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression: Under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.
10:8 He sits in the lurking-places of the villages; In the secret places he murders the innocent; His eyes are secretly set against the helpless.
10:9 He lurks in secret as a lion in his covert; He lies in wait to catch the poor: He catches the poor, when he draws him in his net.
10:10 He crouches, he bows down, And the helpless fall by his strong ones.
10:11 He says in his heart, God has forgotten; He hides his face; he will never see it.
10:12 Arise, O Yahweh; O God, lift up your hand: Do not forget the poor.
10:13 Why does the wicked despise God, And say in his heart, You will not require [it]?
10:14 You have seen [it]; for you behold mischief and spite, to repay it with your hand: The helpless commits [himself] to you; You have been the helper of the fatherless.
10:15 Break the arm of the wicked; And as for the evil man, seek out his wickedness until you find none.
10:16 Yahweh is King forever and ever: The nations have perished out of his land.
10:17 Yahweh, you have heard the desire of the meek: You will prepare their heart, you will cause your ear to hear;
10:18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, That common man who is of the earth may be terrible no more.

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