Psalm 10
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1Why, LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you pay no attention during times of trouble? 1Why, O LORD, do You stand far off? Why do You hide in times of trouble?
2The wicked arrogantly chase the oppressed; the oppressed are trapped by the schemes the wicked have dreamed up. 2In pride the wicked pursue the needy; let them be caught in the schemes they devise.
3Yes, the wicked man boasts because he gets what he wants; the one who robs others curses and rejects the LORD. 3For the wicked man boasts in the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD.
4The wicked man is so arrogant he always thinks, "God won't hold me accountable; he doesn't care." 4In his pride the wicked man does not seek Him; in all his schemes there is no God.
5He is secure at all times. He has no regard for your commands; he disdains all his enemies. 5He is secure in his ways at all times; Your lofty judgments are far from him; he sneers at all his foes.
6He says to himself, "I will never be upended, because I experience no calamity." 6He says to himself, “I will not be moved; from age to age I am free of distress.”
7His mouth is full of curses and deceptive, harmful words; his tongue injures and destroys. 7His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and violence; trouble and malice are under his tongue.
8He waits in ambush near the villages; in hidden places he kills the innocent. His eyes look for some unfortunate victim. 8He lies in wait near the villages; in ambush he slays the innocent; his eyes watch in stealth for the helpless.
9He lies in ambush in a hidden place, like a lion in a thicket; he lies in ambush, waiting to catch the oppressed; he catches the oppressed by pulling in his net. 9He lies in wait like a lion in a thicket; he lurks to seize the oppressed; he catches the lowly in his net.
10His victims are crushed and beaten down; they are trapped in his sturdy nets. 10They are crushed and beaten down; the hapless fall prey to his strength.
11He says to himself, "God overlooks it; he does not pay attention; he never notices." 11He says to himself, “God has forgotten; He hides His face and never sees.”
12Rise up, LORD! O God, strike him down! Do not forget the oppressed! 12Arise, O LORD! Lift up Your hand, O God! Do not forget the helpless.
13Why does the wicked man reject God? He says to himself, "You will not hold me accountable." 13Why has the wicked man renounced God? He says to himself, “You will never call me to account.”
14You have taken notice, for you always see one who inflicts pain and suffering. The unfortunate victim entrusts his cause to you; you deliver the fatherless. 14But You have regarded trouble and grief; You see to repay it by Your hand. The victim entrusts himself to You; You are the helper of the fatherless.
15Break the arm of the wicked and evil man! Hold him accountable for his wicked deeds, which he thought you would not discover. 15Break the arm of the wicked and evildoer; call him to account for his wickedness until none is left to be found.
16The LORD rules forever! The nations are driven out of his land. 16The LORD is King forever and ever; the nations perish from His land.
17LORD, you have heard the request of the oppressed; you make them feel secure because you listen to their prayer. 17You have heard, O LORD, the desire of the humble; You will strengthen their hearts. You will incline Your ear,
18You defend the fatherless and oppressed, so that mere mortals may no longer terrorize them. 18to vindicate the fatherless and oppressed, that the men of the earth may strike terror no more.
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