Psalm 10
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1 Why do you stand far away, LORD? Why do you hide in times of distress?1Why, O LORD, do you stand far away? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
2The wicked one arrogantly pursues the afflicted, who are trapped in the schemes he devises.2In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor; let them be caught in the schemes that they have devised.
3For the wicked one boasts about his own desire; he blesses the greedy and despises the LORD.3For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul, and the one greedy for gain curses and renounces the LORD.
4With haughty arrogance, the wicked thinks, "God will not seek justice." He always presumes "There is no God."4In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, “There is no God.”
5Their ways always seem prosperous. Your judgments are on high, far away from them. They scoff at all their enemies.5His ways prosper at all times; your judgments are on high, out of his sight; as for all his foes, he puffs at them.
6They say to themselves, "We will not be moved throughout all time, and we will not experience adversity."6He says in his heart, “I shall not be moved; throughout all generations I shall not meet adversity.”
7Their mouth is full of curses, lies, and oppression, their tongues spread trouble and iniquity.7His mouth is filled with cursing and deceit and oppression; under his tongue are mischief and iniquity.
8They wait in ambush in the villages, they kill the innocent in secret.8He sits in ambush in the villages; in hiding places he murders the innocent. His eyes stealthily watch for the helpless;
9Their eyes secretly watch the helpless, lying in wait like a lion in his den. They lie in wait to catch the afflicted. They catch the afflicted when they pull him into their net.9he lurks in ambush like a lion in his thicket; he lurks that he may seize the poor; he seizes the poor when he draws him into his net.
10The victim is crushed, and he sinks down; the helpless fall by their might.10The helpless are crushed, sink down, and fall by his might.
11The wicked say to themselves, "God has forgotten, he has hidden his face, he will never see it."11He says in his heart, “God has forgotten, he has hidden his face, he will never see it.”
12Rise up, LORD! Raise your hand, God. Don't forget the afflicted!12Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up your hand; forget not the afflicted.
13Why do the wicked despise God and say to themselves, "God will not seek justice."? 13Why does the wicked renounce God and say in his heart, “You will not call to account”?
14But you do see! You take note of trouble and grief in order to take the matter into your own hand. The helpless one commits himself to you; you have been the orphan's helper.14But you do see, for you note mischief and vexation, that you may take it into your hands; to you the helpless commits himself; you have been the helper of the fatherless.
15Break the arm of the wicked and evil man; so that when you seek out his wickedness you will find it no more.15Break the arm of the wicked and evildoer; call his wickedness to account till you find none.
16The LORD is king forever and ever; nations will perish from his land.16The LORD is king forever and ever; the nations perish from his land.
17LORD, you heard the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen them, you will listen carefully,17O LORD, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear
18to do justice for the orphan and the oppressed, so that men of the earth may cause terror no more.18to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.
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