Psalm 10:13 {9:34}
Good News Translation
How can the wicked despise God and say to themselves, "He will not punish me"?

New Revised Standard Version
Why do the wicked renounce God, and say in their hearts, “You will not call us to account”?

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

New American Bible
Why should the wicked scorn God, say in their hearts, “God does not care”?

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

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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


Psalm 74:10,18 How long, O God, shall the enemy reproach: is the adversary to provoke thy name for ever? . . .

Numbers 11:20 But even for a month of days, till it come out at your nostrils, and become loathsome to you, because you have cast off the Lord, who is in the midst of you, and have wept before him, saying: Why came we out of Egypt?

2 Samuel 12:9,10 Why therefore hast thou despised the word of the Lord, to do evil in my sight? Thou hast killed Urias the Hethite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon. . . .

Luke 10:16 He that heareth you heareth me: and he that despiseth you despiseth me: and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.

1 Thessalonians 4:8 Therefore, he that despiseth these things, despiseth not man, but God, who also hath given his holy Spirit in us.


Genesis 9:5 For I will require the blood of your lives at the hand of every beast, and at the hand of man, at the hand of every man, and of his brother, will I require the life of man.

Genesis 42:22 And Ruben, one of them, said: Did not I say to you: Do not sin against the boy; and you would not hear me? Behold his blood is required.

2 Chronicles 24:22 And king Joas did not remember the kindness that Joiada his father had done to him, but killed his son. And when he died, he said: The Lord see, and require it.

Luke 11:50,51 That the blood of all the prophets which was shed from the foundation of the world may be required of this generation, . . .

The Perils of the Pilgrim
12Arise, O Lord God, let thy hand be exalted: forget not the poor. 13Wherefore hath the wicked provoked God? for he hath said in his heart: He will not require it.14Thou seest it, for thou considerest labour and sorrow: that thou mayst deliver them into thy hands. To thee is the poor man left: thou wilt be a helper to the orphan.…
Cross References
Psalm 10:3
For the sinner is praised in the desires of his soul: and the unjust man is blessed.

Psalm 10:4
The sinner hath provoked the Lord according to the multitude of his wrath he will not seek him:

Isaiah 29:15
Woe to you that are deep of heart, to hide your counsel from the Lord: and their works are in the dark, and they say: Who seeth us, and who knoweth us?

Psalm 10:12
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