Psalms 10:1 ←
Why do you stand far off, Yahweh? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
Psalms 10:2 ←
In arrogance, the wicked hunt down the weak. They are caught in the schemes that they devise.
Psalms 10:3 ←
For the wicked boasts of his heart’s cravings. He blesses the greedy and condemns Yahweh.
Psalms 10:4 ←
The wicked, in the pride of his face, has no room in his thoughts for God.
Psalms 10:5 ←
His ways are prosperous at all times. He is arrogant, and your laws are far from his sight. As for all his adversaries, he sneers at them.
Psalms 10:6 ←
He says in his heart, “I shall not be shaken. For generations I shall have no trouble.”
Psalms 10:7 ←
His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and oppression. Under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.
Psalms 10:8 ←
He lies in wait near the villages. From ambushes, he murders the innocent. His eyes are secretly set against the helpless.
Psalms 10:9 ←
He lurks in secret as a lion in his ambush. He lies in wait to catch the helpless. He catches the helpless when he draws him in his net.
Psalms 10:10 ←
The helpless are crushed. They collapse. They fall under his strength.
Psalms 10:11 ←
He says in his heart, “God has forgotten. He hides his face. He will never see it.”
Psalms 10:12 ←
Arise, Yahweh! God, lift up your hand! Don’t forget the helpless.
Psalms 10:13 ←
Why does the wicked person condemn God, and say in his heart, “God won’t call me into account?”
Psalms 10:14 ←
But you do see trouble and grief. You consider it to take it into your hand. You help the victim and the fatherless.
Psalms 10:15 ←
Break the arm of the wicked. As for the evil man, seek out his wickedness until you find none.
Psalms 10:16 ←
Yahweh is King forever and ever! The nations will perish out of his land.
Psalms 10:17 ←
Yahweh, you have heard the desire of the humble. You will prepare their heart. You will cause your ear to hear,
Psalms 10:18 ←
to judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that man who is of the earth may terrify no more.